Category Archives: MSHS Benefits


Gift Ideas for Gardeners Who Have Everything

Some folks are just harder to buy for than others: They have everything and often they don’t really want more. But, you still want to express how much they mean…

The Shannons' cacti collection includes many beautiful native forms.

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…

Everyone wants a selfie with a giant tomato!

10 Reasons to Join MSHS at the Minnesota State Fair?

One of the great parts about volunteering in the MSHS booth at the Minnesota State Fair is the chance to meet so many fellow gardeners as they stop by to…

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Gifts for Gardeners: Information, Please

Some gardeners don’t need or want more stuff. For them, the best gift is the gift of information, encouragement and inspiration. That’s why we suggest a gift subscription to¬†Northern Gardener¬†or…

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Gardeners and Give to the Max

This week, Minnesotans will be hearing (a lot!) about Give to the Max Day, a once-a-year event during which people can make online donations to charities. There are awards and…


Plant Shopping Time

Mother’s Day is traditionally the big plant shopping day of the year. But with our long, long winter, many gardeners still need to buy their annuals, vegetable starts and new…