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Register Now for Will Steger Global Warming Talk

MSHS is excited to be cosponsoring “Eyewitness to Global Warming”, a presentation by world-renowned polar explorer, educator, photographer, writer and lecturer Will Steger, on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 7 to…

Fresh-picked raspberries ready for the freezer!

Raspberry Memories

August always reminds me of picking raspberries for my grandma when I was a little girl. She had several rows of raspberry bushes in her garden, and I was small…

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Garden Tours Takeaways: Texture, Texture, Texture

Garden tours are a great way to see what works and most tour-goers come away from garden tours with ideas that they want to try in their gardens. After seeing…

This cloche-style hat reminds me of something from the 1920s. The brim is low on the face, offering lots of protection.

Why Garden Hats Matter

I don’t look great in hats, but I almost always wear a garden hat when I am outside. Why? If you are outside a lot, it’s important to protect yourself…

In the 1890s, MSHS leaders took a casual photo.

Celebrate Our Anniversary at Tangletown Gardens Farm

This year is MSHS’s big 150th anniversary, and we are celebrating in a big way with a bash at Tangletown Garden Farms in Plato, MN. The event is Saturday, Sept….

beetle on red rose

Japanese Beetles: Have They Left Yet?

Visiting the garden of a friend recently, I was just about to ask that question: Have the Japanese beetles left yet? The answer, however, was right before me: a Japanese…

MSHS Garden-in-a-Box program provides a garden box, soil, plants and seeds to low-income gardener.s

We’re Hiring for Garden-in-a-Box

MSHS is hiring a coordinator for our Garden-in- a-Box program. The program’s goal is to help low-income and/or at-risk children and their families have access to fresh, local produce and…

Globe thistle blooms are about the size of a golf ball and spiky.

Plant Profile: Globe Thistle

I have to admit it—any plant with the word “thistle” in its name makes me nervous. Canada thistle was a persistent weed in my previous garden. Globe thistle (Echinops rito)…