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Growing Sage in Minnesota Gardens

Culinary sage (Salvia officinalis) is one of the hardiest herbs. Though not 100 percent reliable as a perennial in Minnesota, growing sage is relatively easy — and it has so…

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Do You Grow Aloe?

The MSHS Educational Display at the Minnesota State Fair is particularly interesting this year for herb gardeners. We have about 30 different herbs growing in pots, from garden regulars like…

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Growing Coffee in Minnesota?

The MSHS Educational Display on herbs at the Minnesota State Fair has some great plants that can be grown indoors, outdoors or, as Nancy Leasman says, as commuters, who spend…

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Herb Gardening at the Minnesota State Fair

This year’s MSHS Educational Display at the Minnesota State Fair focuses on herb gardening, especially growing unusual herbs.  You’ll find an article on the topic in the September/October issue of…

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MSHS State Fair Plant Show Photos

Another MSHS State Fair Plant Show is history. First, thank you to all those who participated and those who volunteered to help. Second, congratulations to Grand Champion, Mary Brickzen Gale…

We've got lots of great books, merchandise and memberships to sell at the MSHS booth.

Don’t Miss MSHS at the State Fair

This year, the MSHS booth, which for many years was in the center of the Horticulture/Agriculture building at the Minnesota State Fair, has been moved. We’re a little harder to…

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Late Summer Garden at Minnesota State Fair

Be sure to visit the MSHS display garden at the Minnesota State Fair, which opens Thursday. We will have our educational and retail booths in the Horticulture Building and our…

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What’s Blooming? Lots of Phlox

Here’s the long and the short about phlox: There are two basic kinds and while they come from the same genus, they are very different. Creeping phlox (technically it is…