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Growing Together: Pineridge Garden Club

By Mary Lahr Schier | September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

This article originally appeared in the September/October issue of Northern Gardener. When 12 gardeners from the Pineridge development in the village of Cottage Grove formed a garden club in 1969, they were careful about the name, says Linda Johnston, club president. The area was growing and they wanted to welcome gardeners from Newport, St. Paul…

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City Garden, Country Garden: New Northern Gardener

By Mary Lahr Schier | September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Did you ever read the children’s book about the city mouse and the country mouse? I loved reading it to my kids when they were young and thought about it again as I was editing the latest issue of Northern Gardener. In this fall issue, we have articles about city gardens and country gardens, and…

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Garden to Glass Bonus Recipe: Herbal Syrup

By Mary Lahr Schier | August 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you had a chance to visit our Garden to Glass educational display at the Minnesota State Fair yet? We have lots of information about using herbs, vegetables and fruits in beverages: smoothies, cocktails, mocktails and more. Four special recipes were developed for us by Quincy Street Kitchen and you can get those when you…

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Garden Tools We Recommend

By Mary Lahr Schier | August 28, 2019 | 3 Comments

Some garden tools are real keepers — they fit great in your hand and perform the task you want them to perform perfectly. This year at the Minnesota State Fair, our MSHS booth includes three garden tools for sale that we recommend. Betty Ann Addison, author, lecturer, photographer and owner of the Gardens of Rice…

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Garden to Glass Bonus Recipe: Green Smoothie

By Mary Lahr Schier | August 28, 2019 | 1 Comment

If your garden is overflowing with parsley and you love a green smoothie in the morning, we have an unusual option that is full of herby, green goodness. This is one of our Minnesota State Fair bonus recipes for the Garden to Glass educational display we have at the fair. We have four special recipes…

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