Category Archives: Features

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An Herbal Compost Tea for Your Plants

Recently, I had a chance to hear University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Shari Mayer from Dakota County talk about growing and using herbs. Shari has been a big part…

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Hot Off the Press: Gardening for Geeks

This review also appears in the March/April issue of Northern Gardener. Please don’t be put off by the name. Whether you consider yourself a geek or, like me, aren’t sure…

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The Rule of Thirds in Garden Design

This past weekend, I was able to hear Northern Gardener columnist Eric Johnson talk about garden design and inexpensive, do-it-yourself projects that bring drama to the garden at a local…

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Will You Delay Seed Starting This Year?

A blog reader recently asked if seed starters should delay their seed starting this year because of the long, cold winter. In Minnesota, we’ve had the worst winter in terms…

The flower room is alive with color.

Tropical Vacation at Como Conservatory

Frankly, I’d rather be in Florida right now — and I’m sure many Minnesotans feel the same way. 2014 is likely to go into the record books as one of…

Yes, you will see real, live, blooming daffodils at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show. Also, lots of great speakers on garden topics.

What’s Happening at the Minneapolis Home Show

The annual Minneapolis Home and Garden Show starts today (Wednesday) and runs through Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center, offering a great escape from the cold and wind that will…

Grow with KARE's Bobby Jensen will be back as emcee of this year's Spring at the Inn event.

Garden Trends, Beer and New Plants

Each winter, the Garden Media Group releases its trend report for the year ahead. These folks comb through all the market, economic and psychological research to figure out how consumers…

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Best Minnesota Garden Blogs

The March/April issue of Northern Gardener includes a profile of Minnesota garden blogger Amy Andrychowicz of the Get Busy Gardening blog. It was fun to meet Amy and see her…