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Two New Books for Vegetable Gardeners

By Mary Lahr Schier | January 14, 2021 |

Winter is a time many publishers issue their new gardening titles—perfect for winter reading for northern gardeners. These two new books for vegetable gardeners are packed with great information, particularly for gardeners who like to get the most from their vegetable space. The authors are both horticulturists and contributors to While neither of them…

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How to Support MSHS with Target Circle

By Mary Lahr Schier | January 13, 2021 |

Next time you make a Target run you can support the hort society and gardening in Minnesota while picking up your shampoo and groceries. It’s easy using the Target Circle app on your phone, in store or online. Here’s how to do it: Join Target Circle Visit to join the Target Circle. Target Circle…

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New Northern Gardener Available

By Mary Lahr Schier | January 4, 2021 |

The January/February issue of Northern Gardener is on newsstands now, and filled with advice, inspiration and gardening information to keep you cozy all winter—and looking forward to spring. The cover photo is from Gail Brown Hudson’s profile of Marcus Phelps-Muns0n’s St. Paul garden. While his outside garden is gorgeous, the story focuses on Marcus’ love…

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20 Best Garden Tips from 2020, part 2

By Mary Lahr Schier | December 29, 2020 |

This is a continuation of the earlier post on what we’ve learned in 2020. Here are 10 more garden tips from our top 20 garden tips from 2020. Read more great information, inspiration and garden techniques in every issue of Northern Gardener. Garden design rules. By Design columnist Diane McGann reviewed several rules for garden…

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Best 20 Garden Tips from 2020, part 1

By Mary Lahr Schier | December 29, 2020 |

The end of the year is a great time for reflection about what’s ahead and what we learned during the season. In 2020, despite all its challenges and upheaval, each of the six issues of Northern Gardener contained advice, inspiration and information that cold-climate gardeners could put to use immediately. In this post and the…

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