Congratulations, Potted Plant Show Winners

The 2021 Minnesota State Fair was different in many ways, but in keeping with tradition, the first two days of the fair included displays of some of the prettiest potted plants Minnesotans can grow. The MSHS Potted Plant Show includes categories for houseplants, container plants, cacti and more. And, Minnesota gardeners did not disappoint. We…

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Marking One Year with MSHS

By Rick Juliusson, executive director It’s been exactly one year since I started at MSHS as the new executive director. Starting a new job at the height of the pandemic was interesting—instead of meeting the team with homemade cupcakes at the office, I was treated on Day One to a 2-hour online meeting with the…

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Garden Gathering Returns

After a year break due to the pandemic, MSHS donors and supporters visited the garden of Steve and Pauline Danielson for the annual Garden Gathering. The Danielson’s Maplewood garden is featured in the July/August 2021 issue of Northern Gardener. The Danielsons started the garden on a completely empty lot nearly 25 years ago. Talking to…

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Congratulations to Our Great Gardening Contest 2020 Winners

Our first digital gardening competition is in the books, and you knocked our gardening clogs off! Our social media feeds were flooded with Great Gardening Contest2020 entries from Upper Midwest gardeners of all skill levels, backgrounds and growing styles. A panel of credentialed judges reviewed all the entries, and we’re excited to share this year’s…

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Summer Bulbs: Planting and Care Tips

Summer bulbs are the show-offs of the garden. They’re big, they’re bright, they’re colorful, some are even a little bit loud—and that’s what we love about them! Each year, MSHS sells summer bulbs during the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show, which begins in two weeks. We’re often asked whether people can really buy their bulbs…

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Spring Garden Gala Has Native Plant Flair

It’s officially a trend: Many gardeners are looking for ways to incorporate more native plants in their yards and landscapes to benefit bees, butterflies, insects and wildlife. This year, the MSHS Garden Gala will focus on garden-worthy native plants and how to use them in your garden to create beauty and habitat. The gala is…

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Celebrate the Holidays with MSHS

Wasn’t Halloween just last week? I guess it was, but it’s not too early to plan your holiday decor and gift giving with some help from MSHS. This year, we’re hosting several events that will get you excited about the upcoming holidays, including two this week. On Thursday, we’re sponsoring a Make & Take Evergreen…

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An Insider’s Look at Trends in Gardening

We’re so excited to be teaming with the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum on a program called “Trending Horticulture: Advancing the Art and Science of Gardening,” which will be held July 18 at the arboretum. This event is geared toward slightly more experienced gardeners and gardening enthusiasts who want to go deeper into topics and ideas and…

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