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Growing Hostas in Pots? Why Not!

Using perennials—and even small shrubs—in containers has become more and more common as gardens shrink and breeders develop compact varieties. Hostas are among those perennials that do very well growing…

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The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms

This review originally appeared in the January/February 2015 issue of Northern Gardener The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms (Storey Publishing, 2014) By Stephen Russell Are you looking for a way…

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Plant Profile: Dahlia

Let’s take a break from the cold, the slop and the just endlessness of January to appreciate one of the quintessential plants os summer: the dahlia. To find dahlias in…

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Happy 90th Anniversary, MNLA!

The article below originally appeared as the Growing Together column in the January/February 2015 issue of Northern Gardener. Education has always been a core mission of the Minnesota Nursery and…

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Get Inspired with the New Northern Gardener

We like to think every issue of Northern Gardener is inspiring (and they are!) but 2015 may be our best year yet, and we are kicking it off with a…

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Classic Garden Books to Read this Winter

With the New Year upon us, it’s time to settle in for the winter ahead. We can hope it will not be as long or severe as last winter, but…

'Grand Duke' kohlrabi was an All-America Selections winner way back in 1979.  (Photo courtesy of All-America Selections)

Trend Watch: Is Kohlrabi the New Kale?

We try to keep an eye on what’s hot and what’s not in the gardening world, and we’ve noticed over the past year or so that kohlrabi is getting a…

Oak leaves covered with hoar frost add magic to the winter landscape.

Best Plants for Winter Interest

We’ve had a lot of snow early, a lot of fog recently, ice and more snow and who knows what next! But, if you are a gardener in Minnesota, you…