Como Conservatory Winter Flower Show

Are you looking for a perfect escape from the cold, harsh Minnesota winter? Then the Como Park Conservatory Winter Flower Show is the place for you! The show runs through March 12 at the conservatory at 1225 Estabrook Drive in St. Paul. I visited recently on one of the colder days we’ve had in awhile.…

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Force Spring Bulbs for Winter Beauty

We’ve passed the point where gardeners can plant bulbs outside for spring bloom, but it’s not too late to pot up bulbs for forcing into bloom in the winter. It’s fairly easy to force spring bulbs, and the appearance of something bright and springlike is a tonic come about mid-February. Many kinds of bulbs can…

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Best Plants for Winter Interest

We’ve had a lot of snow early, a lot of fog recently, ice and more snow and who knows what next! But, if you are a gardener in Minnesota, you know you will have several months with your garden under snow or something like it. It’s time for some “winter interest”. Suzy Bales, author of…

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