Category Archives: Garden Tours

Celebrate Midsommer with a Garden Center Tour (and Wine!)

If you have ever been in Scandinavia at the end of June, you know how much they enjoy the long, summery days of “midsommar.” Picnics, family trips to the cabin,…

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MSHS 150th Party Registration Still Open

Don’t miss a chance to eat great food from Wise Acre Eatery, explore Tangletown Gardens Farm (where nearly all the plants sold at Tangletown Gardens are grown) and celebrate the…

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Garden Tours Takeaways: Texture, Texture, Texture

Garden tours are a great way to see what works and most tour-goers come away from garden tours with ideas that they want to try in their gardens. After seeing…

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Why Garden Hats Matter

I don’t look great in hats, but I almost always wear a garden hat when I am outside. Why? If you are outside a lot, it’s important to protect yourself…

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Plant Profile: Globe Thistle

I have to admit it—any plant with the word “thistle” in its name makes me nervous. Canada thistle was a persistent weed in my previous garden. Globe thistle (Echinops rito)…

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Purple is the New Green

It’s garden tour season, and I’ve been fortunate to attend several — with a couple more scheduled for later this week! What I love about touring gardens is you get…

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Garden Bloggers Visit Vera’s Garden

Each garden bloggers from around the United States, Canada and beyond get together for a three-day “fling” in a city. Last weekend, the bloggers visited the Twin Cities and one…

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Treat Your Garden Club to an Amazing Garden Party

Jerry and Lee Shannon’s St. Paul garden is one of the hidden jewels of that city. And, a lucky MSHS garden club will get a chance to have a garden…

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