Category Archives: Features

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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…

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Great Garden Centers: Otten Bros.

Just down the road from Kelley & Kelley in Long Lake, MN, is Otten Bros. Nursery and Landscaping, a large garden center, nursery and landscape design provider. I visited Kelley…

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Great Garden Centers: Kelley & Kelley

Visiting Kelley & Kelley Nursery in Long Lake is like a step back in time. The 91-year-old nursery, which is on the old homestead of the Kelley farm, is just…

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Great Garden Centers: Sam Kedum Nursery

There are many great garden centers in Minnesota and our area is also host to an abundance of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms. Sam Kedum Nursery and Garden, located just…

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Great Garden Centers: Squire House Gardens

Editor’s note: We love a great garden center and Minnesota has many worth visiting. Throughout the spring and summer, we will profile a few of our favorites in Minnesota. Do…

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Extreme Gardening: Duluth’s Story

Editor’s note: The May/June issue of Northern Gardener, which is available on news stands starting this week, includes an article called “Extreme Gardening.” It offers suggestions for gardening in extreme…

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Garden Design: 7 Ways to Inspire Emotion

I blogged earlier this week about Julie Moir Messervy and her concept of the “big move” in garden design. During her talk at the Carver-Scott Master Gardeners’ Garden Fever Day,…