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Growing UP! Try Vertical Gardening to Expand Your Space

By Mary Lahr Schier | May 25, 2018

Having recently purchased an older home in an urban neighborhood, I’m learning all about the value of growing up — not out. With tight space and lots of walls on the house, the detached garage, the fence between properties, it makes sense to grow plants vertically. Fortunately, there are lots of vertical gardening options, both…

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Plant Profile: Rhubarb

By Mary Lahr Schier | May 22, 2018

When the weather starts warming up and the gardens begin to green up, it’s time to harvest rhubarb. One of the few vegetable garden perennials in the North, rhubarb is used as a fruit by most gardeners. The flavor is tart, tart, tart but because it comes so early in the year, it’s beloved by…

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It’s a HUGE weekend for plant sales!

By Mary Lahr Schier | May 16, 2018

There were a ton of great plant sales last weekend, but this weekend may be the biggest. These plant sales are run by garden clubs, Master Gardener groups and community organization. They’re a great place to fill a hole in your garden and meet fellow plant lovers. Here’s a partial list of some of the…

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For the Love of Affinis: MSHS and U Bee Squad Join Forces

By Mary Lahr Schier | May 15, 2018

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Northern Gardener. The University of Minnesota Bee Squad and MSHS are joining forces to bring you a full day of programming centered on supporting endangered pollinators. The event will be held Saturday, June 23, at the Cargill Building on the St. Paul campus of the…

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May/June Northern Gardener Available Now

By Mary Lahr Schier | May 1, 2018

Bonsai in the garden. Plants that thrive under trees. Gardening to reduce the impacts of climate changes. These are among the diverse topics covered in the May/June Northern Gardener, which is available on newsstands now. This is our biggest issue of the year, and it’s crammed with useful and inspiring information. As always, our columnists…

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Growing UP! Try Vertical Gardening to Expand Your Space

By Mary Lahr Schier | May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Having recently purchased an older home in an urban neighborhood, I’m learning all about the value of growing up — not out. With tight space and lots of walls on the house, the detached garage, the fence between properties, it makes sense to grow plants vertically. Fortunately, there are lots of vertical gardening options, both…

Read More

Plant Profile: Rhubarb

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

When the weather starts warming up and the gardens begin to green up, it’s time to harvest rhubarb. One of the few vegetable garden perennials in the North, rhubarb is used as a fruit by most gardeners. The flavor is tart, tart, tart but because it comes so early in the year, it’s beloved by…

Read More

It’s a HUGE weekend for plant sales!

By Mary Lahr Schier | May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

There were a ton of great plant sales last weekend, but this weekend may be the biggest. These plant sales are run by garden clubs, Master Gardener groups and community organization. They’re a great place to fill a hole in your garden and meet fellow plant lovers. Here’s a partial list of some of the…

Read More

For the Love of Affinis: MSHS and U Bee Squad Join Forces

By Mary Lahr Schier | May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Northern Gardener. The University of Minnesota Bee Squad and MSHS are joining forces to bring you a full day of programming centered on supporting endangered pollinators. The event will be held Saturday, June 23, at the Cargill Building on the St. Paul campus of the…

Read More

May/June Northern Gardener Available Now

By Mary Lahr Schier | May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bonsai in the garden. Plants that thrive under trees. Gardening to reduce the impacts of climate changes. These are among the diverse topics covered in the May/June Northern Gardener, which is available on newsstands now. This is our biggest issue of the year, and it’s crammed with useful and inspiring information. As always, our columnists…

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