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Minnesota Green: Redeemer Landscapers

This article appears in the March/April 2015 issue of Northern Gardener. When Redeemer Lutheran Church decided to build a new welcome center just over a decade ago, plans for garden…

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Great Garden Speakers at Minneapolis Home Show

Wow! What a fantastic lineup of speakers will be on-hand for this weekend’s Minneapolis Home + Garden Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center downtown. MSHS sponsors the Garden Theater, which…

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Epic Tomatoes: Book Review and Giveaway!

This review originally appeared in the March/April 2015 issue of Northern Gardener magazine. With Epic Tomatoes, How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time (Storey Publishing, 2015),…

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Check Out the Newest Northern Gardener

The March/April issue of Northern Gardener was delivered to most subscribers’ mailboxes this week and will be on newsstands about March 1. This is a fantastic issue to use as…

Two foliage plants (the grass and heuchera) combine well with one flowering plant (calibrachoa).

Container Design by the Numbers

Thursday was the opening day of the St. Paul Home and Patio Show so I dropped by to catch a talk by Northern Gardener columnist Don Engebretson, a.k.a, the Renegade…

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Vegetable Garden Basics: When to Start Seed Indoors

As days get longer, it’s natural for gardeners to start thinking about seeds and possibly starting seeds indoors. In Minnesota, many warm-season vegetables need to be started indoors and planted…

Pollinators and the plants they love will be the topic of several talks at the garden show.

Mushrooms, Bees, Containers: What’s Up at the Garden Show

The next two weeks are a great time to get excited about the garden season ahead with two major home and garden shows. Today is the first day of the…

In this yard, the best spot for vegetables was next to the driveway.

Vegetable Garden Basics: Sun and Soil

Is it too early to start thinking about your 2015 vegetable garden? Not at all!! Many gardeners like to buy seed in the depths of winter — to keep their…