New Northern Gardener Book Published!

We have some exciting news, both for me (Mary, your faithful editor and blogger) and for the Minnesota State Horticultural Society. This week The Northern Gardener: From Apples to Zinnias, 150 Years of Garden Wisdom will be published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. This book covers the A-to-Z of gardening in the North, much…

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Legends of MSHS: W.H. Alderman

This article originally appeared in the July/August issue of Northern Gardener. It is one in a series of profiles of important figures in the Minnesota State Horticulture Society’s 150 year history. William Horace Alderman had a gift for cultivation. During his tenure as the head of the University of Minnesota’s horticulture department (1919–1953), the department…

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MSHS History: An Eccentric Apple Grower

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2016 issue of Northern Gardener and was written in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of MSHS. Our Legends of MSHS column introduces readers to icons of MSHS history. Peter Gideon (1818-1899) was a pioneering horticulturist and fruit grower whose dogged persistence in developing hardy apples in Minnesota was…

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