Category Archives: MSHS Events

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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…

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Getting Ready for the Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair is only three weeks away, and excitement is building at the MSHS office. Our stalwart volunteers have been working on the lovely, late-summer display garden that…

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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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An Evening in Heidi’s Garden

The May/June issue of Northern Gardener includes a profile of Heidi Heiland’s garden. You may be familiar with Heidi from her occasional appearances on KARE-11′s Grow with KARE segments or…

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We’re Planting a Community Garden in Midway!

Tomorrow we will be installing and planting a community garden at the St. Paul Midway YMCA on University Avenue in St. Paul. The garden will be made up of 40…

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MSHS Honors Great Gardeners

Each year, MSHS honors a few of the many great gardeners in Minnesota with the MSHS Awards. You can read about these generous and talented people in the May/June issue…