Category Archives: Features

Lettuce tasting? Sounds like fun.

MSHS 150th Party Registration Still Open

Don’t miss a chance to eat great food from Wise Acre Eatery, explore Tangletown Gardens Farm (where nearly all the plants sold at Tangletown Gardens are grown) and celebrate the…

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State Fair Winners Announced

This year, with the help of some great sponsors, MSHS offered a drawing each day of the Minnesota State Fair for folks who signed up or renewed their membership in…

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Spotlight on MSHS Volunteers

We love our MSHS volunteers. Each one has a story — they come to gardening and volunteering for many different reasons. When Anne Lethert Smith’s young daughter died, Anne wanted…

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Plant Show Winners from Minnesota State Fair

Each year, MSHS hosts the MSHS Potted Plant Show at the Minnesota State Fair. This event runs during the first two days of the fair and is a real treat…

OK, this has nothing to do with our booth at the fair, but just a few doors down from MSHS is the vegetable competition room. After you renew or join MSHS, be sure to stop by the big squash. Impressive!

MSHS Membership Deals at State Fair

It’s a beautiful day to go to the MInnesota State Fair and, boy, do we have deals for folks wanting to sign up for MSHS membership. In addition to $5…

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New Northern Gardener Available!

The September/October issue of Northern Gardener is in the hands of subscribers and will be on newsstands in about a week. This is a special issue because it marks the…

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Join MSHS and Win a Lawn Mower!

The Minnesota State Fair is a great time to join MSHS and this year, folks who renew their membership or join MSHS at the fair will have several chances to…

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Plant Profile: Cleome

A few years ago, I was bored with my usual annual flowers. That’s when I heard about cleome, a tall, striking annual with a puff-ball flower and a distinctive smell…