Category Archives: Features

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…

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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…

Garden blogger at work!

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…

The petals on ray flowers, like coneflowers, are a perfect landing pad for butterflies.

Planting for Pollinators

Some problems seem so big and complicated that you almost give up on doing anything about them. Please, don’t give up on pollinators — whether bees, Monarch butterflies or any…

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Book Review: Beautifully Sustainable

For many gardeners, the ideal yard is relaxing, beautiful, relatively low maintenance and good for the Earth. Douglas Owens-Pike has been creating this kind of sustainable landscape for 25 years…

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Garden Ideas, Advice at Minnesota Home Show

The temperatures may still be in the cellar, but when things warm up this weekend, cooped-up gardeners can find lots of garden ideas, advice and inspiration at the Minnesota Home…

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Green Thoughts: Roses and Seeds

What an excitement it is to order rosebushes in this glacial world, and also to read the seed catalogs by the hour, slowly coming to decisions. —May Sarton in The…