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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tickets are now available for the 2018 MSHS Spring Garden Gala, which will be held Saturday, April 27, at the Marriott Northwest, Minneapolis. This annual event features sneak peeks at some great new plants and garden trends, and this year, we’ll be including several presenters from top nurseries and garden centers, each with a unique…

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