Resource Hub Home Plants Growing Food Garden Solutions Seasonal Guide Community Resources Blogs, Books, Podcasts... Plants Annuals How to Start Annuals from Seed Starting annuals from seed can be easy and fun! Orange Annuals Add Oopmh! Sprinkle in bright-flowering annuals and watch your garden pop. 5 Easiest Annuals to Start from Seed Here are some of the easiest annuals to start from seed. Plant Profile: Annual Salvia Like watching hummingbirds and other pollinators visit your garden? Plant annual salvia. Perennials Amazing Allium Webinar Learn how to grow this showstopper in your own garden. Astounding Astilbe Webinar This remarkable, easy-to-grow perennial will brighten up any shade garden. Perennial Salvia Cultivars Easy to grow, low-maintenance and long bloomers, perennial salvia brighten up full- to part-sun spots. Salivating for Salvia Webinar Mary Maguire Lerman shares her favorite varieties and reasons why you should weave more salvia into your own garden beds. Astilbe Cultivars These hardy, long-blooming perennials are a colorful addition to any part- to full-shade garden. Growing Lilies Webinar Landscape designer William Dougherty shares his favorite varieties of lilies and tips for growing them. Raucous Rudbeckia Webinar There's a reason why so many plant this sunny showstopper. Shrubs 5 Perennials That Act Like Shrubs Consider these northern perennials the next time you are looking for a shrub. Best Trees and Shrubs for Fall Color You can have a fantastic fall color display in your yard simply by choosing a variety of trees and shrubs. How to Slash and Plant Shrubs Shrubs that have been in pots all winter are ready to go in the ground, but they need a little slashing before you plant them. How to Plant the Right Size Shrub When planning a landscape, one of the most important considerations is the mature size of shrubs, trees and perennials. Trees Plant Profile: Gingko Tree This tough urban tree can handle salt, makes a perfect boulevard tree and offers stunning fall color and an unusual leaf shape. Pruning Hydrangeas The Impatient Gardener demonstrates how to prune panicle and smooth hydrangeas. Real vs. Fake and Minnesota's State Tree The debate to have a real or fake holiday tree goes back to the 1930s. Vegetables 6 Tips for New Vegetable Gardeners Just starting out? We can help. Handling, Harvesting and Storing Veggies Find the most effective ways to enjoy homegrown asparagus, beans, cabbage and other crops. Why Grow Tomatoes in Containers Here are a few reasons why you might want to consider growing tomatoes in a container. Shade Tolerant Vegetables Got shade? Don't let that stop you from growing your own vegetables. Winter Sowing Vegetable Seeds See how you can use inexpensive mini greenhouses to start vegetables from seed. Organic Edibles for Small Spaces Join the growing trend—try growing fruits and vegetables on patios and decks, in containers and small plots. Fruits Grow a Rainbow of Tomatoes Our Community Programs Director, Courtney Tchida, has grown hundreds of varieties in cold-climates. Learn her favorite kinds and growing tips for best flavor. Growing Day Neutral Strawberries Strawberry plants that produce fruit all summer long? They exist and you can grow them in the Upper Midwest! Learn how. Organic Edibles for Small Spaces Join the growing trend—grow fruits and vegetables on patios and decks, in containers and small plots. Apple Tree Pruning Made Easy Learn how to prune your tree, look for disease and dead limbs and get as many apples as possible. Growing Fruits in Minnesota Fruits are perennials, so they require a bit more commitment than vegetables. That said, they can still be well worth the effort. Caring for Espalier Fruit Trees Learn how espalier creates functional, edible art on your landscape. How to Grow Pears Hardy pear trees grow in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 and 4—and they can be even easier to manage than their relative, the apple! Herbs Preserving Herbs: Ideas and Infusions From pestos to herb vinegars, here are 4 ways to preserve herbs this winter. Disease Resistant Basils Basil Downy Mildew disease and a desire for something different have led gardeners to search for disease resistant varieties of basil. Plant Herbs for Pollinators Herbs are great plants for butterfly larvae, and they're a favorite of bees and other pollinators as well. Bulbs Spring and Summer Bulbs Northern gardening guru Mike Heger shares tips for successfully growing bulbs in your garden. Growing Dahlias in Minnesota Minneapolis pro "Dahlia Del" shares his top tips for growing these garden stunners in a cold-climate. Growing Bulbs, Tubers and Bare Roots Tips and tricks for storing and planting... Growing Summer Bulbs Try sprinkling bulbs throughout your garden for splashes of color. Here are some tips for planting and growing healthy bulbs. Houseplants Top Picks from the Plant Penthouse Minneapolis-based plant mama Shayla Owodunni shares her top three houseplant picks and care tips for each. 10 Safe Houseplants for Cats and Dogs These common indoor plants are safe for our four-legged friends.