2022 Minnesota State Fair

2022 state fair

Can it really be State Fair time? It’s gently raining and 63 degrees as I write this (my garden is loving it, though my tomatoes may never ripen!), but we are in full preparation mode for a full return to State Fair this year. Come visit us in the Dirt Wing of the Agriculture/Horticulture Building…

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5 Tips for Taking Great Garden Photos

It’s time to grab your camera and head outside to photograph flourishing leafy and blooming gardens of any size during the month of July. Why? The annual Great Gardening Contest is back—just in time for summer’s peak colors. At a low angle, the viewer’s eye concentrates on the upper left sky. That brightness is a…

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See Our Arrangement at Art in Bloom

The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) will host its annual Art in Bloom fundraiser beginning Thursday and running through the weekend. We hope you’ll stop by to see our entry, which is based on Francesco da Ponte’s “The Element of Water.” The painting is from 1576-77 and can be found in gallery G341 at Mia.…

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It’s a HUGE weekend for plant sales!

There were a ton of great plant sales last weekend, but this weekend may be the biggest. These plant sales are run by garden clubs, Master Gardener groups and community organization. They’re a great place to fill a hole in your garden and meet fellow plant lovers. Here’s a partial list of some of the…

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For the Love of Affinis: MSHS and U Bee Squad Join Forces

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Northern Gardener. The University of Minnesota Bee Squad and MSHS are joining forces to bring you a full day of programming centered on supporting endangered pollinators. The event will be held Saturday, June 23, at the Cargill Building on the St. Paul campus of the…

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10 Reasons We Love Art in Bloom

MSHS is thrilled to be participating in the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s 35th Annual Art in Bloom, which takes place this weekend at the institute. Why is this such a great event? 10 reasons: 1) It stretches your mind. Check out the interpretation that staff member Brenda Harvieux and volunteer Brian Eggert did of Mrs.…

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Rochester Garden & Flower Club Honored

Big congratulations to the 150 members of the Rochester Garden & Flower Club! The club, a long-time affiliate of MSHS, was honored Oct. 17 at the Rochester Arts & Cultural Trust’s fifth annual Fete: A Celebration of Excellence in the Arts. The Rochester Garden & Flower Club was named one of the top three groups…

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Visiting Art in Bloom 2017 at MIA

The annual Art in Bloom exhibit is on display today and through the weekend at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and MSHS is participating again with an interpretation of “Rouen Cathedral, Sunrise,” a painting by Richard Parkes Bonington. It was the 13th year MSHS created a display for Art in Bloom, and this year the…

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Celebrate Our Anniversary at Tangletown Gardens Farm

This year is MSHS’s big 150th anniversary, and we are celebrating in a big way with a bash at Tangletown Garden Farms in Plato, MN. The event is Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 100-acre farm in Plato, Minn. MSHS was founded in 1866 as an association of fruit growers…

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Tomatoes, Bee Plants and Bluebird Houses

That’s just part of what you will find at the MSHS Open House to be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., this Saturday (June 4) at the MSHS office, 2705 Lincoln Dr., Roseville. This annual event is a fundraiser for MSHS and a chance to pick up unique garden decor and plants. The plants include…

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