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Hands-on Classes, Discounts and More at MSHS Holiday Open House

By Mary Lahr Schier | November 18, 2019 |

You’ll have a chance to make a holiday wreath or a holiday swag, purchase deeply discounted gift memberships in MSHS and browse garden-themed decor, books and T-shirts at the MSHS Holiday Open House to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, at our new office space at 1935 W. County Rd.…

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Minnesota Green and Peace Lutheran Church

By Mary Lahr Schier | November 15, 2019 |

This article by Becky Grefthen originally appeared in the November/December issue of Northern Gardener magazine. Since 2016, Peace Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids has been a member of the MSHS Minnesota Green program. This has enabled the church’s garden committee to improve and add new plant material to the perennial beds located throughout the 3-plus…

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Plant Profile: Northern Pin Oak

By Mary Lahr Schier | November 14, 2019 |

Douglas Tallamy, the scientist who wrote the best-seller Bringing Nature Home, says that if you want to plant a tree for pollinators, birds and other wildlife, plant an oak, particularly a native oak. Oaks support more than 500 types of pollinators by providing shelter, food and habitat. They also bring in birds galore. The northern…

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Spotlight on Heirloom Circle Gift from Marian Rohde

By Mary Lahr Schier | November 8, 2019 |

This article by Diane Duvall originally appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of Northern Gardener. Marian Rohde gardened in the north Minneapolis home she grew up in until she was 93 years old. “She was very down to earth and attuned to the seasons,” says her longtime care companion, Wendy Ivins. “I once came home…

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Celebrate the Holidays with MSHS

By Mary Lahr Schier | November 5, 2019 |

Wasn’t Halloween just last week? I guess it was, but it’s not too early to plan your holiday decor and gift giving with some help from MSHS. This year, we’re hosting several events that will get you excited about the upcoming holidays, including two this week. On Thursday, we’re sponsoring a Make & Take Evergreen…

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