Northern Gardener Magazine

Current Issue

Celebrate fall with the September/October Issue of Northern Gardener!

Create Fall Beauty with Shrubs and More: Small trees, shrubs and fall-blooming perennials can extend the season of beauty in your garden well into the fall. We suggest design strategies and plants.

A Garden Built by Love: Bridget and Randy Rau fell in love with gardening, and then with each other. They've been gardening together ever since, fashioning a yard that reflects their quirky artistic sensibilities.

Dahlias, Tomatoes, Children: At Two Pony Gardens, a natural gem on Long Lake in the western Twin Cities, Lisa Ringer grows dahlias and tomatoes—dozens of varieties of each. But she also nurtures an appreciation for nature in city children through an environmental education program she started.


  • The latest on rose rosette disease
  • Low maintenance, big effect
  • What pollinators want


In the Next Issue of Northern Gardener Magazine

Ring in the Holiday Season with the November/December Issue of Northern Gardener!

Bells, Buttons, Balloons
Flower shape adds another dimension to your garden design. We have tips on how to choose perennials and annuals to shape up your garden.

DIY Flower Arrangements
It's easy to use your own garden for bouquets and arrangements all season long. A florist shows you how.

Gifts for Gardeners on a Budget
We've got 25 great gift ideas, all under $50.


  • A new technique for removing buckthorn
  • A conifer garden
  • MSHS Award winners!


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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