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Thank you, Rose!

By Mary Lahr Schier | July 10, 2018

Rose Eggert, long time CEO of the Minnesota State Horticulture Society, will be retiring this summer. This profile of Rose originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Northern Gardener. Rose Eggert grew up in the garden. As a child in Willow River in northern Minnesota, she walked down the hill everyday to her grandparents’…

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Bring Your Instagram-Worthy Potted Plants to the Fair!

By Mary Lahr Schier | July 5, 2018

You’ve seen them on Instagram: fabulous topiary or kokedama, lush patio pots, succulents or houseplants on steroids. Maybe you’re a container gardener with potted plants that should be on Instagram? (Or already are!) For a real-life plant experience, consider entering your favorites in the MSHS State Fair Potted Plant Show, which runs the first two…

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New Northern Gardener Celebrates Summer

By Mary Lahr Schier | July 2, 2018

The July/August 2018 issue of Northern Gardener is on newsstands with a new look for its cover and great garden information inside. We’ve changed the typeface and overall look of the cover to show off the garden photography that is inside the magazine. This month’s cover features a deep purple, almost black daylily called ‘Sir…

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How to Get the Most from a Garden Tour

By Mary Lahr Schier | June 26, 2018

July is the big month for garden tours, and Minnesota is blessed to have dozens of them every year. Because I edit Northern Gardener, I attend between 10 and 12 tours every summer. All those days spent walking around other people’s gardens has given me some insight into how to get the most from a garden tour.…

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Northern Gardener Earns Two Awards from Garden Writers Group

By Mary Lahr Schier | June 22, 2018

Two articles from 2017 issues of Northern Gardener magazine won Silver Awards in the annual media awards sponsored by GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators, the premier professional group for garden writers, photographers and other communicators. Diane McGann’s article “Walks to Remember” from the May/June 2017 issue and Mary Lahr Schier’s story “Pick Your Own,”…

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Thank you, Rose!

By Mary Lahr Schier | July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rose Eggert, long time CEO of the Minnesota State Horticulture Society, will be retiring this summer. This profile of Rose originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Northern Gardener. Rose Eggert grew up in the garden. As a child in Willow River in northern Minnesota, she walked down the hill everyday to her grandparents’…

Read More

Bring Your Instagram-Worthy Potted Plants to the Fair!

By Mary Lahr Schier | July 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

You’ve seen them on Instagram: fabulous topiary or kokedama, lush patio pots, succulents or houseplants on steroids. Maybe you’re a container gardener with potted plants that should be on Instagram? (Or already are!) For a real-life plant experience, consider entering your favorites in the MSHS State Fair Potted Plant Show, which runs the first two…

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New Northern Gardener Celebrates Summer

By Mary Lahr Schier | July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The July/August 2018 issue of Northern Gardener is on newsstands with a new look for its cover and great garden information inside. We’ve changed the typeface and overall look of the cover to show off the garden photography that is inside the magazine. This month’s cover features a deep purple, almost black daylily called ‘Sir…

Read More

How to Get the Most from a Garden Tour

By Mary Lahr Schier | June 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

July is the big month for garden tours, and Minnesota is blessed to have dozens of them every year. Because I edit Northern Gardener, I attend between 10 and 12 tours every summer. All those days spent walking around other people’s gardens has given me some insight into how to get the most from a garden tour.…

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Northern Gardener Earns Two Awards from Garden Writers Group

By Mary Lahr Schier | June 22, 2018 | 2 Comments

Two articles from 2017 issues of Northern Gardener magazine won Silver Awards in the annual media awards sponsored by GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators, the premier professional group for garden writers, photographers and other communicators. Diane McGann’s article “Walks to Remember” from the May/June 2017 issue and Mary Lahr Schier’s story “Pick Your Own,”…

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