Category Archives: Features

It won't be long before the redbuds bloom.

Plant Profile: Redbud Tree

Don’t let today’s cold and rain bother you. It won’t be long before we’ll be seeing the soft pink clouds of bloom that surround the Minnesota-hardy redbuds that are so…

Lights, pots, soil and a system to keep track of what you've planted is all you need for seed starting.

Seed Starting Season Begins!

While some gardeners start seeds for long-germinating plants, such as onions, as early as late January or early February, now is the best time for Minnesota gardeners to begin their…

Wealthy apple -- photo courtesy of Creative Commons

MSHS History: An Eccentric Apple Grower

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2016 issue of Northern Gardener and was written in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of MSHS. Our Legends of MSHS column introduces readers…

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Containers for Early Spring

We are in the in-between time for northern gardeners —still a month or so too early to be setting out pansy pots, but oh, my, oh, my, those winter containers…

Sure signs of spring—pansy pots and the MSHS Garden Gala

New Plants, Good Food—What’s Not to Love?

Spring seems determined to make an early entrance to Minnesota this year, getting gardeners all excited about planting and nurturing their gardens. Hold off, folks! You know a freeze is…

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MSHS Discount Partners for 2016

The March/April issue of Northern Gardener includes a special cover wrap that lists the more than 120 nurseries, garden centers and shops that are MSHS discount partners. These wonderful businesses…

'Oxford Street' coleus is one of the newer coleus recommended by a Northern Gardener reader.

So Many Coleus, So Little Time

The most recent issue of Northern Gardener includes a column about some of the great, recently developed coleus that you will find in garden centers. Coleus are ideal annuals for…

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Garden Experts Speak at Home Show

If you missed all the great information from garden experts that we presented at last weekend’s Minneapolis Home and Garden Show, check out the talks this weekend. The Garden Theater…