More Ideas for Easy Holiday Containers

A couple of years ago, we suggested three ideas for easy holiday containers—one with mostly sticks, such as dogwood and curly willow, one that was simply a live tree planted in a pot (that would go in the ground come spring), and one where the container was the star and it was filled with simple…

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Ideas for Easy Holiday Containers

I love over-the-top, full of bling and greenery holiday containers, but you can create welcoming holiday containers without an art degree or spending a lot of money. This year, I’m noticing more and more containers that are simple and striking. Here are three ideas for easy holiday containers to consider: Make the Sticks the Star…

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We’ve Got Holly, Jolly Holiday Events Planned

The weather may have gotten cold early this year, but we’re planning some warm, holiday events to keep your gardening spirits high. Holiday Open House and Book Sale! Our annual Holiday Open House and Book Sale will included both used and new books this year. The open house, which will be held from 9 a.m.…

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Holiday Northern Gardener Available Now

If you don’t subscribe to Northern Gardener, be sure to check your local book store, garden center or Lund’s & Byerly’s store to pick up a copy of our November/December 2017 issue. This issue is filled with great garden information for the holiday season and beyond. That beautiful cover image is from photographer Tracy Walsh,…

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You're Invited to the MSHS Holiday Open House!

Join us this Saturday for a festive holiday open house where you can learn how to create a gorgeous holiday container as well as shop for gifts for all the gardeners on your list. The annual MSHS Holiday Open House will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at our offices…

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Holiday Gifts from the Garden

The November/December issue of Northern Gardener includes a great list of suggestions for holiday gifts that gardeners can give — especially if the recipient is a fellow gardener. Here are a three of my favorites from the suggestions: A Gift of Brains or Brawn. Whether your garden needs a tweak, a reboot or you are…

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Gardening Gals Get-Together 2016

Each year, MSHS celebrates the season with a “girlfriends” event. It has proven so popular that this year we will have two nights of the Gardening Gals Get-Together. So, get some friends together and join us for this evening of crafty fun. On Tuesday, Dec. 6, or Thursday, Dec. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.…

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10 Tips for Holiday Decor

Over the years, I’ve had a chance to watch some incredible floral designers put together wreaths and containers for the holidays. Watching others is a great way to learn, which is why I highly recommend taking one of the classes at MSHS on holiday decor. (The Dec. 1 class is full, but MSHS is sponsoring…

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Poinsettia Care Tips

At this time of year, many hosts and hostesses are given a poinsettia. With its bright red brachts (the flowers are the tiny yellow growths inside the brachts) and green leaves, it seems to shout Happy Holidays. A native of Mexico and Central America, the poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) was named for Joel Roberts Poinsett, the…

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