If you have ever been in Scandinavia at the end of June, you know how much they enjoy the long, summery days of “midsommar.” Picnics, family trips to the cabin, strolling through gardens and enjoying good food and drink are part of the annual celebration. This year, MSHS is sponsoring its own version of midsommar…

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This article originally appeared in the January/February issue of Northern Gardener. At the University of Minnesota Bee Lab, pollinator bees are studied to better understand their role in the environment and to promote their health. The Bee Lab’s community outreach program is the Bee Squad, which helps beekeepers and the community foster healthy bee populations…

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For gardeners on the east side of the Twin Cities metro area, Gertens Greenhouses and Garden Center is a mecca for all types of plants, garden decor and other landscaping needs. Despite plenty of parking, cars are often parked on the road on busy weekends in summer, a tribute to the store’s popularity. With more…

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Mother’s Day is traditionally the big plant shopping day of the year. But with our long, long winter, many gardeners still need to buy their annuals, vegetable starts and new perennials, trees or shrubs. It’s not too late — nurseries and garden centers are packed with beautiful plants. If you are not sure where to…

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Update: This post was updated to correct the date of the Weekend of Fundraising. Our apologies for the error. We’re fortunate to have several large, independently owned garden centers in and around the Twin Cities. All of them are great sources of information for gardeners and, we should note, all of them have been supportive…

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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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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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There are many great garden centers in Minnesota and our area is also host to an abundance of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms. Sam Kedum Nursery and Garden, located just a few miles south of Hastings, Minnesota off of Highway 61, is a hybrid of the two. Located on a former farmstead, the nursery specializes…

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Editor’s note: We love a great garden center and Minnesota has many worth visiting. Throughout the spring and summer, we will profile a few of our favorites in Minnesota. Do you have a favorite garden center? Let us know in the comments and we’ll check it out.    Squire House Gardens, a garden center specializing…

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