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Will You Create Pumpkin Containers this Fall?

Gardeners have been using pumpkins as fall containers for several years now. (Here’s my first effort from back in 2007.) With more people sharing ideas and images on Pinterest, pumpkin…


10 Fall Gardening Chores to Do Now (part 2)

Friday we suggested the first five of our fall gardening chores list. If you do those five alone, you’re on your way to a good start next spring. Here are…

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10 Fall Gardening Chores To Do Now (part 1)

Some parts of Minnesota have not even experienced frost yet, but with fall color starting to peak, there is no question that the gardening season will end soon. It’s time…


What’s Blooming in Mid-October?

We have yet to have frost in the Twin Cities, but the weather feels distinctly fall-ish this week. So what’s blooming in mid-October? We found annuals hanging on and still…

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It’s Not Too Late to Plant Trees

While it looks like much of Minnesota may experience frost later this week (and that’s later than normal), it’s not too late to plant trees, shrubs, even perennials. In fact,…


It’s Not Too Late to Plant Bulbs

The local forecast calls for a wet and cool weekend, but it’s not too late to plant bulbs in Minnesota. Planting bulbs now will give you a great blast of…

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Check out this Class for Fall Decorating Ideas

MSHS has hosted “Gardening Gals Get-Togethers” during the holiday season for several years and these are popular events where women enjoy wine, hors d’oeurves and a chance to get creative….

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Preserving the Harvest: Recipes from Our Contributors

Our Northern Gardener writers and photographers are all very good at what they do, and many of them are also really good cooks. If you check out their personal blogs,…