Gift Ideas: Garden Book Division

Yesterday, we listed some garden gift ideas from our November/December issue of Northern Gardener magazine. Today, I wanted to suggest some options you might consider for your favorite gardeners who enjoy a garden book from time to time. We’ve written a few times about my new book of garden wisdom, based on the files of…

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New Year, New Northern Gardener

With winter settling in here in the North, it’s time to curl up with a good gardening magazine and dream and plan a bit for your 2016 garden. The January/February issue of Northern Gardener has an abundance of ideas and information for your next garden. The cover, with a photo from Jenny Pansing, shows a…

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Watch for the New Northern Gardener

The July/August 2014 issue of Northern Gardener will be appearing in mailboxes and on newsstands over the next week. This issue captures all the glory of midsummer in Minnesota and features a fabulous cover shot by Canadian watercolor artist Kathleen Maunder of ‘Party Girl’ mallow. ‘Party Girl’ is one of the perennials featured in Terry…

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13 Best Garden Tips of 2013, Part 2

We had too many tips to confine this post to just one day. Here are six more of the 13 best garden tips of 2013. What did you learn over the year? 8)    Beware of free plants. Martin Stern, the knowledgeable and creative proprietor of Squire House Gardens in Afton wrote an article in 2013,…

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Preserving the Harvest: Recipes from Our Contributors

Our Northern Gardener writers and photographers are all very good at what they do, and many of them are also really good cooks. If you check out their personal blogs, you’ll often find a few recipes worth trying. In our week of harvest recipes and ideas for preserving the harvest, we just have to share…

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A Garden Writer's Garden

  This weekend, Meleah Maynard’s garden was part of the Hennepin County Master Gardener’s annual garden tour. Many of you may know Meleah (pronounced Me-Lee-ah) from her Perennial Favorites column in Northern Gardener, her feature stories or her book with Jeff Gilman, Decoding Garden Advice: The Science Behind the 100 Most Common Recommendations (Timber Press,…

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