Category Archives: Features

Plant Herbs for Pollinators

Once while poking around my vegetable garden, I noticed the parsley was looking sparse. I hadn’t harvested that much, had I? Closer examination showed it wasn’t me, but a very…

Garden Trends for 2016

It’s fun to see all the garden trends that marketers and other soothsayers are predicting. Another way to  find out about what’s new in gardening is to see the kinds…

U of Minnesota Bee Squad

This article originally appeared in the January/February issue of Northern Gardener. At the University of Minnesota Bee Lab, pollinator bees are studied to better understand their role in the environment…

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 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…

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 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…