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Yes, you will see real, live, blooming daffodils at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show. Also, lots of great speakers on garden topics.

What’s Happening at the Minneapolis Home Show

The annual Minneapolis Home and Garden Show starts today (Wednesday) and runs through Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center, offering a great escape from the cold and wind that will…

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Garden Ideas, Advice at Minnesota Home Show

The temperatures may still be in the cellar, but when things warm up this weekend, cooped-up gardeners can find lots of garden ideas, advice and inspiration at the Minnesota Home…

Peony blooms are lovely even before they open.

What Makes a Great Peony

The prairies of southern Minnesota area among the best places in the world to grow peonies, according to Laverne Dunsmore, owner of Countryside Gardens in Delano and one of the…

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Garden Trends Spotting at the Green Expo

The Northern Green Expo, sponsored each January by the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association, provides a sneak peak at what nurseries and garden centers will be offering come spring. The…

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MSHS Honors Great Gardeners

Each year, MSHS honors a few of the many great gardeners in Minnesota with the MSHS Awards. You can read about these generous and talented people in the May/June issue…

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Garden Trend Report: Color and Vertical Gardening

A couple of days ago, I reported on how vegetable gardening continues to be a big trend. You’ll see it in garden centers in the form of garden boxes for…

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Garden Trend Report: It’s All About the Veg

I just got back (despite a really bad snow storm in southern Minnesota!) from the Chicago Flower and Garden Show. This was my third home and garden show of the…

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Why Garden? Why Save Seeds? Thoughts from Diane Ott Whealy

Diane Ott Whealy, founder of Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa, is a passionate advocate for gardening and seed saving, and at a talk at the Minneapolis Spring Home and…