Category Archives: MSHS at the Minnesota State Fair

OK, this has nothing to do with our booth at the fair, but just a few doors down from MSHS is the vegetable competition room. After you renew or join MSHS, be sure to stop by the big squash. Impressive!

MSHS Membership Deals at State Fair

It’s a beautiful day to go to the MInnesota State Fair and, boy, do we have deals for folks wanting to sign up for MSHS membership. In addition to $5…

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Plant Profile: Digiplexis

The newly created Digiplexis is a bright and beautiful intergeneric cross between digitalis (foxglove) and isoplexis, its cousin from the Canary Islands. Digiplexis is treated as an annual in Minnesota…

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Best Books for New Gardeners

On Saturday, I gave a short talk at The Common Table at the Minnesota State Fair on the Best Books for New Gardeners. Common Table is a network of designers…

Get your picture taken with Mr. Tomato Guy at the fair.

MSHS State Fair Volunteers Have More Fun!

This article originally appeared in the July/August issue of Northern Gardener. “I love volunteering for MSHS all year, but I absolutely love the Minnesota State Fair—combining the two is heaven…

Vicky Vogels (rear) assists Kyra, Linda and Jenny as they register for the plant show.

Spotlight on the State Fair Plant Show

Have you ever considered entering the Minnesota State Fair plant show sponsored by the Minnesota State Horticultural Society? It’s a fun event and a great way to share your gardening…

Our volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank You, Minnesota State Fair Volunteers!

As we head into the last day of the fair, we’d like to give a shout-out to our fantastic Minnesota State Fair volunteers. We could not have the presence we…

We're located right next to The Dirt stage.

Garden Learning at the Minnesota State Fair

There’s a lot to learn at the Minnesota State Fair — and not just about how many foods can be deep-fried! The Agriculture/Horticulture building where the MSHS booth is located…

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Gardeners and Pollinators

Our educational booth at the Minnesota State Fair is aimed at teaching fair-goers more about pollinators and their important role in our food system. There are a variety of factors…