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Holiday Northern Gardener on Newsstands Now

By Mary Lahr Schier | November 1, 2019 |

The November/December issue of Northern Gardener will be on newsstands Nov. 1, and its filled with solid information and holiday cheer. The cover photo by Gail Brown Hudson reminds me of tinsel, even though its a picture of an astilbe from the Minneapolis garden of Tom Hoch and Mark Addicks. This lakeside gem of a…

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Here’s Your To-Do List of November Garden Chores

By Mary Lahr Schier | October 30, 2019 |

By the time we hit November, many gardeners are ready to throw in the trowel—or at least, clean it up and put it away. November is the last chance to get any garden chores you’ve been putting off done before the first permanent snow and the long winter. Here are some things you could get…

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2019 Was a Great Season for Garden-in-a-Box

By Mary Lahr Schier | October 20, 2019 |

This article by Maria Brosofske appears in the November/December 2019 issue of Northern Gardener. In 2019, the MSHS Garden-in-a-Box (GIAB) program distributed a whopping 545 gardening kits throughout Minnesota! MSHS worked with more than 75 participating groups: 58 percent of these groups were located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, 24 percent were based in…

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Spotlight: Koehler & Dramm

By Mary Lahr Schier | October 14, 2019 |

This article by Diane Duvall originally appeared in the September/October issue of Northern Gardener. MSHS and Koehler and Dramm’s Institute of Floristry value their shared history of inspiring beautiful creations with plants. So, when MSHS was looking for a sponsor for the popular Make and Take class series in 2019, Koehler and Dramm was the…

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Healing with Gardens at Merritt House

By Mary Lahr Schier | October 10, 2019 |

In Virginia, Minnesota, is a place of healing known as Merritt House. A part of Range Mental Health Center, it offers intensive residential treatment to those who need a more restrictive living situation. The program at Merritt House is designed to develop and enhance psychiatric stability, personal and emotional adjustment, self-sufficiency and skills to live…

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