Posts Tagged ‘como conservatory’

Winter Flower Show at Como Conservatory

Even though it’s felt like we live in Seattle the past — oh, maybe — four months, it is still January in Minnesota. That means short days, cold temps and a chance to escape at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park. I love, love, love the conservatory, especially in January. The air is moist,…

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Como Conservatory Winter Flower Show

Are you looking for a perfect escape from the cold, harsh Minnesota winter? Then the Como Park Conservatory Winter Flower Show is the place for you! The show runs through March 12 at the conservatory at 1225 Estabrook Drive in St. Paul. I visited recently on one of the colder days we’ve had in awhile.…

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Get Inspired with the New Northern Gardener

We like to think every issue of Northern Gardener is inspiring (and they are!) but 2015 may be our best year yet, and we are kicking it off with a January/February issue that is packed with ideas, inspiration and information about gardening in the North. That gorgeous orange tulip on the cover is from Susan…

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Tropical Vacation at Como Conservatory

Frankly, I’d rather be in Florida right now — and I’m sure many Minnesotans feel the same way. 2014 is likely to go into the record books as one of the top 10 cold winters in the state, and the cold combined with snow, ground blizzards and icy roads has made this winter tough, tough,…

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The Joys of Garden Travel

Gardeners seem to share a number of characteristics, besides their love of gardening. Many are also good cooks; a lot are big readers or crafters in the winter; and many of them love to travel, especially if it includes a visit to a garden. We’re fortunate in Minnesota to have several public gardens not far…

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