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150 Tips: Growing Roses in the North

June 14, 2022 |

In a 1916 article on roses, Martin Frydholm of Albert Lea promised rose gardeners “work and lots of it,” if they wanted to grow tea roses in the North. Over the 150 years that MSHS has been publishing gardening articles, advice on growing roses has changed a lot. But one thing has remained the same:…

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What to Do in the Garden Now

June 10, 2022 |

Time to get those warm-season crops in the ground! Transplant tomatoes, peppers and eggplant seedlings and starts. Direct seed beans, okra, melons, squash and cucumbers. Plant more quick succession plants like lettuces, arugula, beets, carrots, radishes, cilantro and dill. (Wondering what to grow in your first vegetable garden? We have tips.) If you planted any of…

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The Seeds of Vandana Shiva

June 7, 2022 |

Join us for a unique opportunity to view The Seeds of Vandana Shiva in Minneapolis with leaders in the local seed and food sovereignty movement. Together, we can ensure that everyone has access to healthy foods grown with seed diversity by farmers who know and care for their land. Doors open at 6 p.m. on…

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Native Plant List from Eloise Butler

June 6, 2022 |

In 1912, Eloise Butler encouraged members of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society to plant more native trees, shrubs and perennial flowers. She offered a long list, suggesting that there were native options for just about any garden. Here are the trees and shrubs she loved. The full article is available from the Minnesota Reflections archives.…

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150 Tips: Peonies for the North

June 3, 2022 |

Brand Peonies, Minnesota’s first peony breeding operation, opened in Faribault, MN, in 1868, just two years after the founding of MSHS. Peonies have been a part of Minnesota gardens and horticultural history every since! The state is still home base for several peony specialty nurseries and breeding operations because out climate is perfect for peonies.…

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