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Lined with arborvitae, the path to the back garden is wide and inviting.

Designing with Conifers

Last week, MSHS held its annual Garden Gathering and Volunteer Recognition Event at the garden of the Brennys of Anoka County. These events recognize people who have donated their time…

Daffodil Garden Club members before their annual plant sale.

Growing Together: Daffodil Garden Club

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Northern Gardener. The Daffodil Garden Club is a perfect example of multiple generations of gardeners benefiting from each others’ strengths….

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New Northern Gardener Available

The July/August issue of Northern Gardener will be on news stands later this week, with the pretty purple prairie clover on the cover. This issue has a focus on sustainability…

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Tomatoes, Bee Plants and Bluebird Houses

That’s just part of what you will find at the MSHS Open House to be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., this Saturday (June 4) at the MSHS office, 2705…

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MSHS Pollinator Plant Packs Available

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of MSHS this year, one of our projects has been the creation of pollinator plant packs. These groups of plants will be sold for a…

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Legends of MSHS: John S. Harris

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Northern Gardener. The “father of the orchardists” and “godfather” of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society, John S. Harris (1826-1901) left…

Creeping phlox looks gorgeous in a rock garden.

Great Groundcovers

Groundcovers solve a number of garden problems, from covering bare spots to preventing erosion to covering an area that is too steep to mow. While most are grown for their…

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Hot Off the Press: Foodscaping

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Northern Gardener. Combining the edible with the ornamental has become the goal of many gardeners, especially those who garden next…