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Best Plants for Bees and Other Pollinators

The gardening adage that you should put the right plant in the right place applies to gardening for bees and other pollinators as well. During the District 7 Spring Fling…

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Garden Trend: Trees that Look Like Taylor Swift

‘Tis the season for horticulture days, spring flings and assorted other garden events. Saturday I had a chance to attend the District 7 Spring Fling, where Northern Gardener horticulture editor…

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Minnesota Green: Redeemer Landscapers

This article appears in the March/April 2015 issue of Northern Gardener. When Redeemer Lutheran Church decided to build a new welcome center just over a decade ago, plans for garden…

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Great Garden Speakers at Minneapolis Home Show

Wow! What a fantastic lineup of speakers will be on-hand for this weekend’s Minneapolis Home + Garden Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center downtown. MSHS sponsors the Garden Theater, which…

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Check Out the Newest Northern Gardener

The March/April issue of Northern Gardener was delivered to most subscribers’ mailboxes this week and will be on newsstands about March 1. This is a fantastic issue to use as…

Two foliage plants (the grass and heuchera) combine well with one flowering plant (calibrachoa).

Container Design by the Numbers

Thursday was the opening day of the St. Paul Home and Patio Show so I dropped by to catch a talk by Northern Gardener columnist Don Engebretson, a.k.a, the Renegade…

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Vegetable Garden Basics: When to Start Seed Indoors

As days get longer, it’s natural for gardeners to start thinking about seeds and possibly starting seeds indoors. In Minnesota, many warm-season vegetables need to be started indoors and planted…

Pollinators and the plants they love will be the topic of several talks at the garden show.

Mushrooms, Bees, Containers: What’s Up at the Garden Show

The next two weeks are a great time to get excited about the garden season ahead with two major home and garden shows. Today is the first day of the…