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Food to Grow Garden Feeds Its Neighbors

January 27, 2022 |

The Medtronic Foundation Community Garden at Augsburg University in Minneapolis was founded in 2007 and is often called the Food-to-Grow Garden. It’s located on the corner of 20th Avenue and Seventh Street near the Augsburg campus. Through a partnership between Augsburg and M Health Fairview, about 75 gardeners in the Cedar/Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis collaborate…

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Will Your Garden Be ‘Very Peri’ in 2022?

January 19, 2022 |

It’s always fun to follow trends in home design and gardening, no matter what your personal garden style. This year, gardens will be ‘Very Peri’—the 2022 Color of the Year, selected by Pantone, a company that helps printers and designers create cohesive and uniform colors. Each year, Pantone’s experts select a Color of the Year.…

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How to Avoid Road Salt Damage in Your Garden

January 17, 2022 |

Road salt and other de-icers are a fact of life in Minnesota winters, keeping ice from forming on roads and sidewalks. And, just as many pet owners take precautions to protect their animals’ feet, gardeners should give thought to plants that may be affected by road salt. How Does Road Salt Affect Plants? Road salts…

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Plant Profile: Little Bluestem

January 14, 2022 |

Each year, the Perennial Plant Association chooses a “plant of the year.” It’s a great way to highlight plants that consistently grow well in gardens all over North America. (Amsonia is one of our favorites from the past.) This year’s plant of year is a beautiful native grass,  little bluestem. This native of the prairie…

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150 Tips: 5 Houseplant Care Ideas from the Past (That Still Work)

January 12, 2022 |

The Minnesota State Horticultural Society was founded by people who wanted to grow apples and other fruits in a northern climate. But from its earliest days of publishing gardening tips, the society had broad interests-including in houseplant care. Here’s how plant lovers of more than 100 years ago would have cared for their indoor plants.…

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