Category Archives: MSHS at the Minnesota State Fair

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Minnesota State Fair Potted Plant Show

The annual MSHS Minnesota State Fair Cacti, Succulent and Potted Plant Show is underway through tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 22) in the Agriculture/Horticulture Building at the fair. In addition to the…

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We’re Getting Ready for the Minnesota State Fair!

The Minnesota State Fair doesn’t open until tomorrow, but we’re getting everything ready to go for what is possibly the busiest two weeks of the year for the Minnesota State…

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Growing Patchouli in Your Herb Garden

One of the more unusual herbs shown at the MSHS Educational Display at the Minnesota State Fair is patchouli, a tender perennial that is often used in perfumes and is…

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Growing Sage in Minnesota Gardens

Culinary sage (Salvia officinalis) is one of the hardiest herbs. Though not 100 percent reliable as a perennial in Minnesota, growing sage is relatively easy — and it has so…

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Do You Grow Aloe?

The MSHS Educational Display at the Minnesota State Fair is particularly interesting this year for herb gardeners. We have about 30 different herbs growing in pots, from garden regulars like…

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Growing Coffee in Minnesota?

The MSHS Educational Display on herbs at the Minnesota State Fair has some great plants that can be grown indoors, outdoors or, as Nancy Leasman says, as commuters, who spend…

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Herb Gardening at the Minnesota State Fair

This year’s MSHS Educational Display at the Minnesota State Fair focuses on herb gardening, especially growing unusual herbs.  You’ll find an article on the topic in the September/October issue of…

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What Shows Up at the State Fair Plant Show

The day before the Minnesota State Fair opens—that’s Wednesday, Aug. 21 this year—the Horticulture Building will be filled with houseplants, patio plants, succulents, container gardens filled with flowers and vegetables…