Northern Gardener Magazine

Current Issue

We've got lots of great information, ideas and inspiration for your 2019 garden.

A Historic Garden

Once a summer home of the founders of Cargill, Barb Bergum's garden maintains its historic character. So much so that this large garden is now included in the Archives of American Gardens. Learn more about this fabulous landscape on Lake Minnetonka and the joys of creating a heritage garden.

Houseplants 101

Gardeners have long known how beneficial it is to have plants indoors, and now many young adults are discovering the satisfaction and fun of growing plants. This article will cover everything a budding indoor gardener needs to know about growing houseplants.

A Secret Garden in White Bear Lake

It's called a "pocket garden," and is tucked between two buildings in downtown White Bear Lake. Join us for a tour of this urban garden and meet the woman who designed and cares for it.


  • Best Perennials for Shade Gardens
  • How to Grow and Cook with Ramps
  • Plants to Enhance Large and Small Water Features

In the Next Issue of Northern Gardener Magazine

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

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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