The latest issue of Northern Gardener is on newsstands now (and available for those who sign up for a subscription or join MSHS at the Minnesota State Fair), and it includes articles to keep you excited about gardening all through the fall. Our cover story by Gail Brown Hudson highlights plants that glow in the…

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The July/August 2018 issue of Northern Gardener is on newsstands with a new look for its cover and great garden information inside. We’ve changed the typeface and overall look of the cover to show off the garden photography that is inside the magazine. This month’s cover features a deep purple, almost black daylily called ‘Sir…

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Bonsai in the garden. Plants that thrive under trees. Gardening to reduce the impacts of climate changes. These are among the diverse topics covered in the May/June Northern Gardener, which is available on newsstands now. This is our biggest issue of the year, and it’s crammed with useful and inspiring information. As always, our columnists…

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This article by Brenda Harvieux originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Northern Gardener. The Summer Food and Fun program of the Pine County Master Gardeners provides food, education and activities for youth who were supported during the school year by the Pine City Backpack program. “Fifty percent of youth here receive free and…

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The March/April 2018 issue of Northern Gardener should be on newsstands today, and it’s a terrific issue to jump start your spring gardening. On the cover is a photo from the garden of Michelle Mero Riedel, a Master Gardener, regular contributor to the magazine and a wonderful photographer. Michelle’s garden is, as the story says,…

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This book review first appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Northern Gardener magazine. Facing another Minnesota winter, it’s comforting to know that it could be worse. We could be gardening in Alaska, right? But Brenda Adams’ delightful new book, Cool Plants for Cold Climates, A Garden Designer’s Perspective (University of Alaska Press, 2017) makes gardening…

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If you don’t subscribe to Northern Gardener, be sure to check your local book store, garden center or Lund’s & Byerly’s store to pick up a copy of our November/December 2017 issue. This issue is filled with great garden information for the holiday season and beyond. That beautiful cover image is from photographer Tracy Walsh,…

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You can’t miss the September/October 2017 issue of Northern Gardener, which is on newsstands now with big, beautiful, orange dahlias on the cover. The photo, from regular contributor Tracy Walsh, is of ‘Big Orange’ dahlias from Two Pony Gardens, a garden specializing in heirloom tomatoes and dahlias. Tracy profiles the gardens and their owner, Lisa…

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The July/August 2017 issue of Northern Gardener is on newsstands now, and it’s the one with the cute little girl on the cover. This wonderful image was taken by Tracy Poser Walsh for her article on “Growing Up Gardening.” Like a lot of gardeners, Tracy grew up growing vegetables, fruits and flowers with her parents,…

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The latest issue of Northern Gardener is on newsstands now, and it’s full of information to get gardeners excited about the coming season. Our cover story is on two hot pepper fanatics—Steve Marier of the Hugo Feed Mill and one of his customers, Jim Perry of the University of Minnesota. These two guys know and…

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