It's almost time for fall garden clean-up.

Fall Garden Clean-Up: The Basics

Fall garden clean-up isn’t my favorite chore, but it’s something that can be done in a bare-minimum way or more thoroughly. I know some gardeners like to cut down every…

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Best Trees and Shrubs for Fall Color

According to the color watchers in Minnesota, this week marks the peak of fall color in central and southern Minnesota. Most of northern Minnesota is past peak already. Maples, birches…

Sedum and other hardy plants do well when planted in fall.

Fall Planting: How Late Can You Go?

Fall is a great time for planting, though as we get past mid-October, the question is how late in fall can you plant? Many years ago, I had an entire…

Rain gardens are a great way to conserve water. Photo courtesy of Terry

Growing Together: Kandiyohi County Master Gardeners

Kandiyohi County University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners want to help gardeners take care of the environment, and their annual Fall Presentation Night addresses some big issues and solutions based…

Freddie the Gardener (Frederick Glassoe) in 1992.

Freddie the Gardener: MSHS Legend

This article appeared in the September/October issue of Northern Gardener, the fifth in a series of profiles of individuals who have influenced MSHS over its 150 year history. Perhaps you…

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Garden Experiments

MSHS has been celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year, and the big anniversary party was held last Saturday at Tangletown Gardens Farm in Plato, MN. As part of the event,…

Phlox and a birdbath -- so pretty!

Birdbaths as Garden Art

Birdbaths are one of the easiest ways to add objects and ornamentation to your garden. And, they have the double benefit of helping wildlife. Like other kinds of garden art,…

Lettuce tasting? Sounds like fun.

MSHS 150th Party Registration Still Open

Don’t miss a chance to eat great food from Wise Acre Eatery, explore Tangletown Gardens Farm (where nearly all the plants sold at Tangletown Gardens are grown) and celebrate the…