Northern Gardener Magazine

Current Issue

Our March/April issue has plenty of ideas and inspiration to make your 2019 garden the best ever.

The Magic of Rhododendrons

For spring color and year-round foliage interest, rhododendrons are unrivaled. One of Minnesota's top breeders of rhododendrons highlights new varieties and how to grow them in northern climates.

How a Pro Grows a Cutting Garden

We profile a young gardener who has turned her love of flowers into a business, creating bountiful bouquets for weddings and other events. Plus, check out our article on how to grow your own cutting garden, even in a 4-by-4 foot space.

Native Plants for Dry Shade

Is any situation tougher than dry shade? We have suggestions for native plants that will thrive and look beautiful in your most inhospitable spot.


  • Grow Better Melons in 2019
  • Best of the New Salvia
  • Fertilizer 101

In the Next Issue of Northern Gardener Magazine

Savor Spring with our Biggest Issue of the Year: May/June

An English Garden in St. Paul
Judy Weirwehn is a native of England and has created a garden reminiscent of her home country in St. Paul. Learn her techniques for creating a very British landscape in the North.

Beyond Petunias and Marigolds
Get creative with your annual choices this year, and add some unusual, impressive and long-lasting blooms to your garden.

Grow a Vertical Garden
If you are tight for space in your garden, consider growing up. Trellises and other vertical features add height to the garden and increase your growing space.


  • Pest Outlook for 2019
  • A New Way to Deal with Deer
  • Colocasia for Containers

Historical Publications

The Minnesota Reflections database has MSHS' historical publications from 1866-2013

The entire archive of MSHS publications from 2013 going back to 1866 has been digitized and is available online as part of the Minnesota Reflections database, a collection of original materials shared by cultural heritage organizations throughout Minnesota.

Minnesota Reflections is the premier project of the Minnesota Digital Library.

You can browse Minnesota Reflections by contributing organization, and once in the MSHS collection, you can search the archive by key word.

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