Category Archives: Features

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What’s Blooming on the Last Day of May?

We’ve gotten to the end of the month of May — and it’s been strange. Snow, heat, rain, cold — we’ve had it all. But the plants keep blooming, even…

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How to Grow Lilacs

This is a first in a regular series of articles on the care and maintenance of some of our favorite plants for northern gardens. With their lush blooms and deeply…

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What’s Blooming This Week?

How wonderful is it when the spring flowering trees and shrubs are in all their glory? After this winter, it is wonderful indeed. So, what’s blooming in our northern gardens?…

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Plant Shopping Time

Mother’s Day is traditionally the big plant shopping day of the year. But with our long, long winter, many gardeners still need to buy their annuals, vegetable starts and new…

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Great Garden Centers: Linder’s

Update: This post was updated to correct the date of the Weekend of Fundraising. Our apologies for the error. We’re fortunate to have several large, independently owned garden centers in…

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What’s Blooming in Your Northern Garden? May 9

  What a difference a week makes! After an endless April and an early May snowstorm, the weather turned around this week, and the plants are taking off. Today’s photos…

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What’s Blooming in Your Northern Garden? May 2

OK, so some of the blooms are covered with snow, but spring really is on the way and what better way to encourage it than to focus on the plants…

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Great Garden Centers: Tangletown Gardens

Tangletown Gardens in south Minneapolis is a haven for the design-focused gardener and undeniably one of Minnesota’s great garden centers. It’s perennially listed on “Best of” lists and recently was…