The September/October issue of Northern Gardener should be on newsstands now, and it’s a great issue. We had many people at the Minnesota State Fair comment on how enticing the magazine looked.
The beautiful shot of a tomato on the cover is from an article on Three Cedar Farm, the lush garden shared by Ted Beverly and Rick Chrustowski in River Falls, Wis. We called this piece “The Exuberant Garden,” because Ted and Rick allow plants to reach their full potential — perennials are huge and trees and shrubs are carefully shaped and placed for maximum impact. This is our sample article for this issue, so feel free to download a copy from the MSHS website.
Elsewhere in the issue, Ted wrote about “Eight Late Great Perennials for Northern Gardens.” If you want you garden to continue to shine well into fall, check out Ted’s list. Michelle Mero Riedel, a noted photographer and University of Minnesota Master Gardener, suggests foliage plants that bring colors other than green into the garden. In addition to recommending more than a dozen wonderful foliage plants, Michelle gives great suggestions on how to design with unusual colored foliage.
Now that it’s September, there is no denying we are heading into fall. But the vegetable gardening season does not have to end then! Author and blogger Colleen Vanderlinden suggests 10 ways to extend the vegetable season in her article, “Cheat the Season.”
Those are just a few highlights — we have information on growing organic apples, lasagna gardening and many other topics. Pick up an issue or contact MSHS to join or subscribe.