The November/December issue of Northern Gardener will be on newsstands soon. Subscribers should already have received their copy of this issue, which is chock full of ideas for the holidays and for your garden next year.
A few highlights:
10 Ways to Create Winter Beauty in the Garden by Eric Johnson (our How-to columnist and blogger at Garden Drama). Eric has a real artistic flair in the garden and offers ideas for keeping your garden looking pretty even as snow and ice accumulate. Whether it’s cleaning thoroughly up in fall (you still have time) to keeping a humorous sculpture in the garden, you’ll find something to do to give your garden even more winter interest.
Two Gorgeous Garden profiles. Meleah Maynard and Rhonda Fleming Hayes offer profiles of two fascinating gardens. Meleah introduces us to Kei Gratton and Stefan Hartung, who have created a tranquil garden on their urban lot. Rocks, water and lots of greenery make this a place where you would love to relax all afternoon. Also in Minneapolis is the studio of Hearts and Ivy, a maker of holiday-themed decor. Outside of this Santa’s workshop, owner Donna Hamilton has created a garden for the bees, butterflies and anyone who passes by.
Tools the Pros Love. Gail Brown Hudson interviewed four garden pros (you’ll recognize some of them from TV and magazines) about their favorite tools. It’s an interesting list, which proves again that simple is often best.
Elsewhere in the issue, you’ll find information about our MSHS award winners, how to incorporate garden art in your landscape, the dangers of planting too many cucumbers, and much more. We also have lists of classes and events to help you enjoy the holiday season more.