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Spotlight: MSHS and Bad Weather Brewery

This article by Lara Lau-Schommer originally appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of Northern Gardener. Over the past year, the event center at Bad Weather Brewing Company has been the venue for five MSHS classes. Class attendees engaged in projects such as making Valentine‚Äôs Day wreaths, Thanksgiving centerpieces and Japanese kokedamas while enjoying a complimentary…

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Winter is the Best Time for Garden Planning

It looks like we are in a for a frigid weekend, which makes it a great time to look out the window and dream about next year’s garden. Whether you are laying out your vegetable beds or planning a major renovation with patios, paths and new trees, shrubs and perennials, a few basic steps make…

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Houseplant How-to: A Little TLC Goes a Long Way

Houseplants have so many benefits, especially for those of us living in northern climates. They reduce carbon dioxide levels, increase humidity in our dry winter homes, remove dust, and boost mood and overall health. Plus they are fun to care for and add vibrancy to any home, which is one reason so many millennials are…

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Growing UP! Try Vertical Gardening to Expand Your Space

Having recently purchased an older home in an urban neighborhood, I’m learning all about the value of growing up — not out. With tight space and lots of walls on the house, the detached garage, the fence between properties, it makes sense to grow plants vertically. Fortunately, there are lots of vertical gardening options, both…

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Seed Starting: When to Start What?

About this time of year, the itch to start seed starting hits. Those late winter snowstorms send gardeners into their basements to find their lights and flats and double check their stash of seeds to make sure they have all they want. Some gardeners can’t wait even this long, and for them there is winter…

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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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Gift Ideas for Gardeners Who Have Everything

Some folks are just harder to buy for than others: They have everything and often they don’t really want more. But, you still want to express how much they mean to you with a gift this holiday season. So, here are a few gift ideas for gardeners who have everything. A subscription to Northern Gardener!…

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Check out this Class for Fall Decorating Ideas

MSHS has hosted “Gardening Gals Get-Togethers” during the holiday season for several years and these are popular events where women enjoy wine, hors d’oeurves and a chance to get creative. This year, we’ll be holding a Gardening Gals Get-Together for fall, beginning at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, at MSHS, 2705 Lincoln Drive in Roseville.…

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Gardening for Birds (and Bees and Everything Else)

Gardening for birds, bees and other wildlife is not difficult — and it definitely does not mean your yard will look messy. The next issue of Northern Gardener (out in a week or so) includes a great article from Susan Davis Price about the National Wildlife Federation’s Backyard Habitat program and several Minnesota gardeners who…

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