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Member Spotlight: Gardening Tradition

July 27, 2021 |

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2021 issue of Northern Gardener. “I know that my mom had a hand in all of this,” says new MSHS member Amy Trossen. “Some of my earliest memories are in the garden.” Amy grew up on a 3-acre property in Brooklyn Park, along with her nine brothers and…

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6 Tips for Great Garden Photos

July 22, 2021 |

Will you be entering the Great Gardening Contest 2021? MSHS started this garden photography contest in 2020 when the pandemic forced cancellation of the Minnesota State Fair and our annual potted plant show. The in-person plant show is back, but we loved seeing your garden photos and are continuing the Great Gardening Contest this year!…

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Marking One Year with MSHS

July 20, 2021 |

By Rick Juliusson, executive director It’s been exactly one year since I started at MSHS as the new executive director. Starting a new job at the height of the pandemic was interesting—instead of meeting the team with homemade cupcakes at the office, I was treated on Day One to a 2-hour online meeting with the…

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Garden Gathering Returns

July 16, 2021 |

After a year break due to the pandemic, MSHS donors and supporters visited the garden of Steve and Pauline Danielson for the annual Garden Gathering. The Danielson’s Maplewood garden is featured in the July/August 2021 issue of Northern Gardener. The Danielsons started the garden on a completely empty lot nearly 25 years ago. Talking to…

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Hardscaping and Garden Tours After Quarantine

July 16, 2021 |

By Hannah Dove Koi Fish, Little Villages, and An Art Deco Sewer Pipe As the earth transitions from virtual garden tours back to physical ones, a lush planet comes out of quarantine. With the St. Anthony Park Garden Tour, 10 houses were spotlighted for their floriculture. However, what truly caught my eye on the garden…

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