Fresh From the Garden: Hot Off the Press

This review originally appeared in the January/February 2017 issue of Northern Gardener. Growing fresh, clean food. How hard can that be? Well, in USDA Zones 3 and 4, growing organic…

Minnesota Green at St. Luke Church

Five years ago, a staff person at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove asked parishioner Dennis Bostrom if he could make something beautiful from a large, untended garden plot…

100 Plants to Feed the Bees: Review

With so much interest in helping bees and other pollinators, many gardeners are asking: So, what do I plant? While declines in pollinator populations are due to a variety of…

New Northern Gardener Available

The latest issue of Northern Gardener has been on newsstands for a couple of weeks now. If you have not picked up the issue yet (or subscribed!), please check it…

MSHS 150th Anniversary Year in Review

For MSHS, 2016 was destined to be an exciting year. The organization celebrated its 150th anniversary with several wonderful events that highlighted both its history and its vibrancy today. The…

Spotlight: Kent Petterson

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2016 issue of Northern Gardener. Kent Petterson, owner of Terrace Horticultural Books, shows his support for MSHS in many ways. He’s a lifetime…

Merriam Station Community Garden

This Growing Together feature first appeared in the November/December issue of Northern Gardener. The Merriam Station Community Garden in St. Paul, this year’s winner of MSHS’ St. Paul Garden Club…

Garden Trends for 2017

Now that Pantone has named its Color of the Year, and it’s green, it’s no surprise that gardening is on the cutting edge of many trends today. Each year, the…