Category Archives: Features

Garden Book Review (and Giveaway): The Layered Garden

We have all visited those awe-inspiring gardens that seem to be designed to perfection. Season after season, they offer beauty, layers upon layers of color, texture, form and interest. While…

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Last-Minute Gifts for Gardeners

T’was the week before Christmas, and you still haven’t got a gift for the gardener in your life. Never fear! MSHS has so many choices, available as quick as a…

Take a Peek at Our Fairy House Class

Have you ever considered taking a class through MSHS? We offer a variety of classes on plants, garden design, floral design, vegetable gardening and other topics. Fairy gardening has been…

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Christmas Tree Care Tips

If you enjoy a fresh evergreen in your home for the holiday season, there are a few things you can do to keep your tree beautiful longer. According to the…

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Poinsettia Care Tips

At this time of year, many hosts and hostesses are given a poinsettia. With its bright red brachts (the flowers are the tiny yellow growths inside the brachts) and green…

Garden Book Review: Beautiful No-Mow Yards

I’ve been meaning to review Evelyn J. Hadden’s latest book on creating yards with less or no lawn ever since she spoke at my hometown library last spring. Beautiful No-Mow…

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How to Design a Holiday Container

This post is an edited reprint from mynortherngarden.com, the blog of Northern Gardener editor, Mary Lahr Schier. Nothing says “Happy Holidays” and “Welcome” like an attractive arrangement of greens, branches,…

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And, A Few Not-So-Great Plants

For the month of November, we offered up a list of 30 great plants for northern gardens. Many readers seemed to agree with the choices, but what about those not-so-great…