Getting excited about your 2015 garden? Be sure to check out the May/June issue of Northern Gardener, which is on news stands beginning today. The May/June issue is our largest issue of the year and it’s packed full of ideas, inspiration and practical how-to information.
Here are a few highlights:
Visit Betty Ann Addison’s Home Garden – Many Minnesotans know of Betty Ann Addison, a co-founder of Rice Creek Gardens and breeder of rhododendrons and other plants. She opened her beautiful home garden to writer Meleah Maynard and photographer Tracy Walsh last summer. If you have a large landscape, a rock garden or are just interested in good design, you will want to check out this story.
Create an Entry that says ‘Welcome’ — Entries are an important part of any home landscape. Using winning gardens from a Bayport entry design contest, Diane McGann offers 10 tips for creating enticing entries.
Pretty Potager — Our Kitchen Garden columnist Rhonda Fleming Hayes shows how to blend ornamentals, vegetables and great design techniques to create a pretty French-style vegetable garden.
Those are just a few of the features. Elsewhere we have articles on how to start a community garden, how to build the best compost bin ever, how to create more plants by layering. Columns cover everything from new container-growing berries to the four-lined plant bug to how to design paths in your garden.
The issue is available at many garden centers, Barnes and Noble bookstores and Byerly’s and Lunds grocery stores. Pick one up!