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It’s Time to Save Seeds for Next Year

With the vegetable garden bulging with produce and many flowers starting to fade, seed savers are on the look-out for the best plants in their garden. The reason is simple:…

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New Issue of Northern Gardener Available

The September/October issue of Northern Gardener should be on newsstands now, and it’s a great issue. We had many people at the Minnesota State Fair comment on how enticing the…

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Garden Chores for September

As August ends and fall activities gear up, it’s easy to let the garden go a bit — to weed less, forget to pick those extra large zucchini, even neglect…

Purple Dome asters

Love Those Asters!

As August slides toward September, the heat tends to ease up and many gardens improve in appearance. Some plants will put on a second flush of bloom, annuals that faded…

Learn about Hummingbirds, Fragrance at Fall Garden Festival

The First District of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society is sponsoring a Fall Garden Festival and Flower Show in Red Wing on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3…

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MSHS Plant Show a Success

The MSHS Plant Show at the Minnesota State Fair makes for a hectic, exciting two days for our volunteers. But what gorgeous plants were on display for gardeners, aspiring gardeners…

Grow Anywhere Gardening

You don’t need a large plot of land to grow your own food or some flowers to brighten your home. You can grow plants anywhere! That’s the theme of the…

MSHS Plant Show Winners

Congratulations to all the participants in the MSHS Plant Show at the Minnesota State Fair! The Grand Champion was a gorgeous bonsai entered by Sandy Merrill and Dennis Kolasa of…