Category Archives: Features

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…

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…

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…

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…

Hot Off the Press: Foodscaping

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Northern Gardener. Combining the edible with the ornamental has become the goal of many gardeners, especially those who garden next…

When Can I Plant Tomatoes?

One of the most common questions we hear from northern gardeners in the spring is: When can I plant tomatoes? Our advice is: Don’t rush it. The University of Minnesota…

Growing Together: Washington Co. Master Gardeners

This article originally appeared in the May/June issue of Northern Gardener. On property owned by Retail Construction Services (RCS) in Lake Elmo, University of MInnesota Extension Master Gardeners from Washington…

Battling Bunnies in the Garden

I hate to go all Elmer Fudd or Mr. McGregor on you, but I really do not like rabbits—especially in my garden. They can mow down a row of seedlings…