Last Chance to Visit Mary's Garden

This weekend is one of the big weekends of the year for garden tours. (Next weekend is, too.) The St. Anthony Park Garden Club tour is among those held this weekend, and Saturday’s tour (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) includes a chance to visit the garden of Mary Maguire Lerman, former president of MSHS, retired…

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Congratulations, MSHS Award Winners!

It’s always a bit humbling to read about the work of the MSHS Award winners, who were celebrated Saturday at a recognition event at Bachman’s in Minneapolis. Each year, MSHS honors individuals and organizations who make Minnesota a better place because of their work in public gardening. This year’s MSHS award winners run the gamut…

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Terrace Horticultural Books Honors Lerman

Mary Maguire Lerman, retired horticulturist for the City of Minneapolis’ Parks and Recreation Department and past chair of MSHS, received the Terrace Award from Terrace Horticultural Books this past Saturday at the store’s Annual Fall Open House. Mary is the seventh individual to be recognized for service to horticulture in Minnesota by Terrace books. Mary…

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What Your Lawn Needs This Fall

Fall is the prime time to do lawn maintenance: fertilizing, weed control, aerating, reseeding even. But what does your lawn really need this fall: Water! We recently came upon a University of Minnesota Extension press release about fall lawn maintenance. In it, extension turf grass guru Sam Bauer says: The lack of precipitation in August…

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