Category Archives: Features

100 Plants to Feed the Bees: Review

With so much interest in helping bees and other pollinators, many gardeners are asking: So, what do I plant? While declines in pollinator populations are due to a variety of…

New Northern Gardener Available

The latest issue of Northern Gardener has been on newsstands for a couple of weeks now. If you have not picked up the issue yet (or subscribed!), please check it…

MSHS 150th Anniversary Year in Review

For MSHS, 2016 was destined to be an exciting year. The organization celebrated its 150th anniversary with several wonderful events that highlighted both its history and its vibrancy today. The…

Merriam Station Community Garden

This Growing Together feature first appeared in the November/December issue of Northern Gardener. The Merriam Station Community Garden in St. Paul, this year’s winner of MSHS’ St. Paul Garden Club…

Garden Trends for 2017

Now that Pantone has named its Color of the Year, and it’s green, it’s no surprise that gardening is on the cutting edge of many trends today. Each year, the…

Leon Snyder: MSHS Legend

This is the last of our Legends of MSHS feature, which ran in Northern Gardener during 2016, our 150th anniversary year. In 1908, just a year after MSHS had persuaded…

Real vs. Fake and Minnesota’s State Tree

This column was originally printed in the November/December 2016 issue of Northern Gardener. It was part of our series on Heritage Plants. By Beth Probst The debate over whether to…

You’re Invited to the MSHS Holiday Open House!

Join us this Saturday for a festive holiday open house where you can learn how to create a gorgeous holiday container as well as shop for gifts for all the…