MSHS Events

Big Change at St. Paul Home and Landscape Show

The St. Paul Home and Landscape Show (formerly called the Minnesota Home and Patio Show) is changing this year, but MSHS will be there with a variety of bulbs, plants, books, garden decor and educational opportunities. Those who are MSHS members receive free admission to the show, which will be held Feb. 15-17,  as part…

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Piet Oudolf Film Celebrates Gardens

If you have ever visited Lurie Gardens in Chicago or the High Line in New York City, you have seen the work of noted landscape designer Piet Oudolf. He’s considered a revolutionary in landscape design and it’s true that his landscapes have a special feel. Whether its the stunning Salvia River at Lurie or the…

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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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Give to Support Community Gardens

Thursday is the annual “Give to the Max” Day, an easy online way for people to donate to their favorite organizations, and this year, gifts to MSHS will be used to support community gardens in the state through our Minnesota Green program. Minnesota Green has been around to support community gardens for 30 years, and…

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Building Healthy Soil: There’s a Lot to Learn

Healthy soil is the key to solving many environmental problems we face today. Healthy soils clean and hold water, prevent runoff from rain and snow, re-mediate pollution, sequester carbon to reduce global warming, and grow resilient plants that are healthy for all the creatures that need them. No wonder we gardeners love to sink our…

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Where to Find Us at the Minnesota State Fair

The gift bags are packed, the trucks are being loaded with books, T-shirts, tools and gloves, and all the plants that will be displayed in our education display are looking as good as they are going to look — MSHS is going to the Minnesota State Fair! The fair is a great place to renew…

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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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More Great Garden Speakers at Home Show

Wow! What a lot of terrific talks there were at last weekend’s Minneapolis Home and Garden Show. The show continues this weekend and we have more great garden speakers who will be answering your questions on everything from gardening for pollinators to growing native plants to gardening for those of us who are a little…

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Three Tips from a Pro for Better Garden Photos

One of the best things about the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show is the chance to learn from pros, covering everything from home decor to gardening. Michelle Mero Riedel, a regular contributor to Northern Gardener magazine, U of M Extension Master Gardener and professional photographer, is among the speakers at the garden stage this weekend.…

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