A Seasonal Schedule for Northern Gardener Magazine

“Northern Gardener is here!”  My wife and I, together with our 17,000+ readers, eagerly await each bold splash of color, expertise and inspiration in our mailboxes.  In 2023, Northern Gardener will shift to four print publications plus one shorter online supplement. This is based on feedback from member surveys, researching other publications and extensive analysis.…

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May/June Northern Gardener Available

The May/June 2022 issue of Northern Gardener is on newsstands now, featuring a bright cover with Minnesota’s state flower, the lady’s slipper, on it. The issue is full of ideas and inspiration for for your summer garden. The cover image, taken by Tracy Walsh, goes with Betty Ann Addison’s article about new hybrids of lady’s…

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Northern Gardener Editor to Retire

A Tribute by Mary H. Meyer, MSHS Board Chair and Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota Mary Schier, long time editor of Northern Gardener, has a pulse on gardening in the North! Mary is retiring in June after 17 years as editor of Northern Gardener. Her editorial leadership, timely articles and inspiration will be missed by…

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March/April Northern Gardener on Newsstands Now

If you are not a member or subscriber, please check your local newsstand for the latest issue of Northern Gardener. The March/April 2022 issue not only includes our usual variety of features and columns, it is stuffed with Dig In, the annual MSHS publication geared for beginning gardeners. This year, Dig In focuses on how…

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Growing Peanuts in the North? Yep, You Can.

One of the joys of growing your own food is the perennial opportunity to push the growing season and try new things, even those that aren’t typically grown here. Peanuts fit this category perfectly and, as you’ll soon learn, demonstrate that more is possible in northern gardens than conventional wisdom has taught us. If I…

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Celebrating 150 Years of Publishing Garden Information

The January/February 2022 issue of Northern Gardener is on newsstands now, and it’s a special one for several reasons. First, we are marking 150 years of publishing garden information for the North! Sharing Plant Knowledge It was in 1873 that the young Minnesota State Horticultural Society published the transactions from its meetings—sharing information with a…

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Home Garden Winner: Laura Stone

This article about Laura Stone, the home garden winner in the MSHS Great Gardening Contest 2021 originally appeared in the November/December 2021 issue of Northern Gardener. Laura Stone moved to a ½-acre of land on Lake Superior in 1986. Two small buildings and an orchard quickly became her life’s project—she’s spent the last 35 years…

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Container Garden Winner: Simone Schneegans

This article about the container garden winner in the MSHS Great Gardening Contest 2021 originally appeared in the November/December 2021 issue of Northern Gardener. Our routine Instagram scrolling ground to a halt when we laid eyes on Simone Schneegans’ giant stump planter. Packed with cascading Dorotheanthus, heaping piles of Tradescantia and Lysimachia and a splash…

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Public Garden Contest Winner: Gethsemane Garden

This article about the public garden winner in the MSHS Great Gardening Contest 2021 originally appeared in the November/December 2021 issue of Northern Gardener. The “gateway” entrance to downtown Minneapolis was once a littered eyesore. But a team of local gardeners had a different vision, transforming this highly visible corner into 22 private garden plots…

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New Northern Gardener on Newsstands Soon

The November/December 2021 issue of Northern Gardener has been delivered to most subscribers and will be on newsstands soon. This issue is filled with practical information and inspiration for gardeners from absolute beginners to veterans. I’ll admit it: This may be my favorite issue of the year. Let’s start with the cover. The beautiful photo…

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