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Terrace Horticultural Books Honors Lerman

Mary Maguire Lerman, retired horticulturist for the City of Minneapolis’ Parks and Recreation Department and past chair of MSHS, received the Terrace Award from Terrace Horticultural Books this past Saturday…

Having koi adds to the fun of water gardening.

Minnesota Water Garden Society Creates a Splash

This originally appeared in the Growing Together column of Northern Gardener. In 2001, when Gary DeGrande wanted to install a pond, he joined the Minnesota Water Garden Society (MWGS). “It’s…

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If You Teach Someone to Garden…

We’ve all heard the adage that if you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach him to fish, he eats for a lifetime. It’s…

Vegetables grow very well in the garden boxes. Many gardeners grow enough to share with friends.

Growing Garden in a Box

One of the Minnesota State Horticulture Society’s most successful programs over the past few years has been Garden in a Box, which gives low-income gardeners the tools they need to…

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Gardeners and Give to the Max

This week, Minnesotans will be hearing (a lot!) about Give to the Max Day, a once-a-year event during which people can make online donations to charities. There are awards and…

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Awards for Northern Gardener

Like most folks who publish magazines or blogs or books, we at Northern Gardener most enjoy hearing comments and compliments from our readers. “That feature really helped me figure out…

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Hot Off the Press: Permaculture for Vegetable Gardeners

The current issue of Northern Gardener includes a delightful profile of a Minnesota gardener who is incorporating permaculture principles in her home landscape. The idea of permaculture — permanent agriculture…

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New Northern Gardener on News Stands

The November/December issue of Northern Gardener should be on display at many garden centers and bookstores in Minnesota now. The issue includes several great articles for gardeners as we go…