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What's Blooming in Your Northern Garden? May 9

May 9, 2013 |

  What a difference a week makes! After an endless April and an early May snowstorm, the weather turned around this week, and the plants are taking off. Today’s photos are all about yellow: yellow tulips, yellow daffodils and, one of our favorite early bloomers, forsythia. Our northern garden finally has some color. The magnolias…

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What's Blooming in Your Northern Garden? May 2

May 2, 2013 |

OK, so some of the blooms are covered with snow, but spring really is on the way and what better way to encourage it than to focus on the plants we love. This is the first of a weekly series of photos of what’s blooming in our northern gardens. Send us a picture of your…

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Great Garden Centers: Tangletown Gardens

May 1, 2013 |

Tangletown Gardens in south Minneapolis is a haven for the design-focused gardener and undeniably one of Minnesota’s great garden centers. It’s perennially listed on “Best of” lists and recently was one of three Minnesota garden centers honored as one of 32 memorable midwestern garden centers by Midwest Living magazine. (We previously profiled Kelley and Kelley…

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Great Garden Centers: Otten Bros.

April 30, 2013 |

Just down the road from Kelley & Kelley in Long Lake, MN, is Otten Bros. Nursery and Landscaping, a large garden center, nursery and landscape design provider. I visited Kelley & Kelley and Otten Bros. on the same day last summer, and while they are very different places, taken together the two would meet just…

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Great Garden Centers: Kelley & Kelley

April 29, 2013 |

Visiting Kelley & Kelley Nursery in Long Lake is like a step back in time. The 91-year-old nursery, which is on the old homestead of the Kelley farm, is just off Watertown Road on the far west side of the Twin Cities. For those of us not from that area, it takes a bit of…

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