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Great Garden Centers: Sam Kedum Nursery

There are many great garden centers in Minnesota and our area is also host to an abundance of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms. Sam Kedum Nursery and Garden, located just…

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Great Garden Centers: Squire House Gardens

Editor’s note: We love a great garden center and Minnesota has many worth visiting. Throughout the spring and summer, we will profile a few of our favorites in Minnesota. Do…

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Extreme Gardening: Duluth’s Story

Editor’s note: The May/June issue of Northern Gardener, which is available on news stands starting this week, includes an article called “Extreme Gardening.” It offers suggestions for gardening in extreme…

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Garden Design: 7 Ways to Inspire Emotion

I blogged earlier this week about Julie Moir Messervy and her concept of the “big move” in garden design. During her talk at the Carver-Scott Master Gardeners’ Garden Fever Day,…

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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…

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Does Your Garden Design Have a ‘Big Move’?

I’ve been digging through my notes from the garden education days I attended this spring. These events are held all over the state and are wonderful sources of information and…

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Update on the Vegetable Seed Starting

Our extended winter-like weather and delayed spring has changed the timing for planting some things in the garden that I’ve started indoors. My trays of heirloom lettuces were not looking…

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Unusual Vegetables for Northern Gardeners

In yesterday’s post, we offered a few tips from Jackie Smith of the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Carver and Scott Counties on growing vegetables. Jackie’s comments came…