Category Archives: Garden Tours

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Garden Inspiration: Gertrude Jekyll’s Bulb Garden

What inspires your garden designs? The garden you grew up with? A garden you’ve visited in stories or real life? Mary Hockenberry Meyer, grass guru at the University of Minnesota,…

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The Joys of Garden Travel

Gardeners seem to share a number of characteristics, besides their love of gardening. Many are also good cooks; a lot are big readers or crafters in the winter; and many…

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What’s Blooming? Prickly Pear

During several garden tours recently, I’ve spotted one of the few Minnesota-hardy cacti–Opuntia macrorhiza, which is commonly called plains prickly pear. It’s a native Minnesota wildflower that thrives in rock…

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Community Gardening

Most of us think of community gardening as growing vegetables in a community plot. We love that idea (and MSHS has a plot in a community garden near the office…

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Washington County Garden Tour, Part 3

Here’s the last of three posts about the MSHS/Washington County Horticulture Society¬† Tour of Washington County Gardens, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July…

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More Gardens on the Washington County Garden Tour

On Friday, we described some of the gardens on the MSHS/Washington County Horticulture Society Tour of Washington County Gardens, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on…

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Thinking about Backgrounds in the Garden

Like a beautiful photograph or painting, gardens have backgrounds and foregrounds, points of emphasis and the scene in which the accents reside. In our recent St. Cloud/Sartell Garden Tour, there…

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St. Cloud Garden Tour Had Wow! Factor

The gardens on the MSHS St. Cloud/Sartell Garden Tour this past weekend had wow! factor galore. Tour goers visited seven private gardens plus the Munsinger Gardens and the Viriginia Clemens…