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Day 3: Pots vs. Raised Beds vs. Traditional Beds

Some people are faced with a dilemma when planning their vegetable garden: should they plant their garden in the ground, or in raised beds, or even in pots? Each of…

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Day 2: Where to Put Your Vegetable Garden

Vegetables want to grow — remember that when things don’t seem to be going right in your new vegetable garden — they want to produce fruit, to pass on their…

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Day 1: So You Want a Vegetable Garden?

If 2013 is the year you plan to start a vegetable garden, welcome to the club! Since the economy stumbled in 2008, more Americans have started growing some of their…

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Michelle of Red Wing, Minnesota, who has won the copy of The Layered Garden by David Culp. Thanks to all those who commented on the blog and on…

Book Review: Why Grow THAT, When You Can Grow This

Some plants are like the popular kids in high school, says garden designer Andrew Keys in his new book, Why Grow THAT When You Can Grow This: 255 Extraordinary Alternatives…

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…