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Book Review: Pollinator Friendly Gardening

In her new book, Pollinator Friendly Gardening, author and Northern Gardener columnist Rhonda Fleming Hayes reinforces a benefit of gardening with pollinators in mind that is sometimes glossed over in…

Seed catalogs have been enticing gardeners for a long time! This one is from Miss Lippincott's seeds from 1896.

Seed Catalogs and Your Fantasy Garden

This essay previously appeared in the November/December issue of Northern Gardener. By Samantha Johnson It’s winter—or it will be before we know it. When it comes, peace and quiet fill…

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New Year, New Northern Gardener

With winter settling in here in the North, it’s time to curl up with a good gardening magazine and dream and plan a bit for your 2016 garden. The January/February…

MSHS has long been a supporter of women in horticulture. Here members of a summer class in 1896 put cuttings into a propagation bed.

MSHS is 150! A Big Year Ahead

2016 is a big year for MSHS! This year marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society, and we will be celebrating all year long….


Minnesota Green: Hawthorne EcoVillage Garden

Project for Pride in Living (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant—from housing rehab to education and job training to community enrichment. “When redeveloping…

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Book Review: Garden Made

Are you a crafty gardener? If so, Stephanie Rose”s book, Garden Made: A Year of Seasonal Projects to Beautify Your Garden and Your Life (Roost Books, 2015), is a fun…

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Growing Together: Northfield Garden Club

The Northfield Garden Club works to brighten up its community’s landscape through service projects and sponsoring events such as tours and plant sales. In fact, the 2015 Northfield Garden and…

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How to Create a Lasagna Garden

Lasagna gardening is a no-till method of creating a garden bed over an area of grass or weeds. While many people start lasagna gardens in the fall so the garden…