Category Archives: Features

Volunteer Gary handed out brochures while bloggers explored the garden with their cameras at the ready.

Garden Bloggers Visit Vera’s Garden

Each garden bloggers from around the United States, Canada and beyond get together for a three-day “fling” in a city. Last weekend, the bloggers visited the Twin Cities and one…

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Legends of MSHS: W.H. Alderman

This article originally appeared in the July/August issue of Northern Gardener. It is one in a series of profiles of important figures in the Minnesota State Horticulture Society’s 150 year…

Lined with arborvitae, the path to the back garden is wide and inviting.

Designing with Conifers

Last week, MSHS held its annual Garden Gathering and Volunteer Recognition Event at the garden of the Brennys of Anoka County. These events recognize people who have donated their time…

Daffodil Garden Club members before their annual plant sale.

Growing Together: Daffodil Garden Club

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Northern Gardener. The Daffodil Garden Club is a perfect example of multiple generations of gardeners benefiting from each others’ strengths….

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New Northern Gardener Available

The July/August issue of Northern Gardener will be on news stands later this week, with the pretty purple prairie clover on the cover. This issue has a focus on sustainability…

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Tomatoes, Bee Plants and Bluebird Houses

That’s just part of what you will find at the MSHS Open House to be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., this Saturday (June 4) at the MSHS office, 2705…

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MSHS Pollinator Plant Packs Available

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of MSHS this year, one of our projects has been the creation of pollinator plant packs. These groups of plants will be sold for a…

Creeping phlox looks gorgeous in a rock garden.

Great Groundcovers

Groundcovers solve a number of garden problems, from covering bare spots to preventing erosion to covering an area that is too steep to mow. While most are grown for their…