Category Archives: How to Grow

How to Grow Roses

There have been volumes written on how to grow roses, but for most home gardeners the rules are pretty simple: Choose the right plants for your soil and climate; keep…

herbaceous peony bloom

How to Grow Peonies

Peonies are a classic, old-fashioned flower in northern gardens with a long history in Minnesota. Brand Farms in Faribault had acres of peonies under cultivation in the 1920s, earning the…


How to Grow Lilacs

This is a first in a regular series of articles on the care and maintenance of some of our favorite plants for northern gardens. With their lush blooms and deeply…