A Visit to Marge Hols Garden

Last week, about 100 eager gardeners and supporters of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society descended on Marge Hols’ gorgeous St. Paul garden. The occasion was the Garden Gathering, a special garden tour for those who have donated $200 or more to MSHS. Previous gatherings have been at Heidi Heiland’s garden, Soni Forsman’s garden, Lynn Steiner’s…

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The Rule of Thirds in Garden Design

This past weekend, I was able to hear Northern Gardener columnist Eric Johnson talk about garden design and inexpensive, do-it-yourself projects that bring drama to the garden at a local horticulture day event. Eric’s talk was full of inventive, fun ideas, such as using marbles in a fence to create light and interest in the…

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A Garden Writer's Garden

  This weekend, Meleah Maynard’s garden was part of the Hennepin County Master Gardener’s annual garden tour. Many of you may know Meleah (pronounced Me-Lee-ah) from her Perennial Favorites column in Northern Gardener, her feature stories or her book with Jeff Gilman, Decoding Garden Advice: The Science Behind the 100 Most Common Recommendations (Timber Press,…

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