New Issue of Northern Gardener

As we creep, slowly, damply, coldly, toward spring, the latest issue of Northern Gardener celebrates early summer — and who isn’t looking forward to that. The lovely ‘Purple Sensation’ lilac on the cover is from Eric Johnson’s story about spring-blooming shrubs. Using a selection of shrubs and small trees, gardeners can create color in their…

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Growing Coffee in Minnesota?

The MSHS Educational Display on herbs at the Minnesota State Fair has some great plants that can be grown indoors, outdoors or, as Nancy Leasman says, as commuters, who spend summer outside and winter inside. One interesting commuter is the coffee plant (Coffea arabica), which has attractive, shiny evergreen leaves. Mature plants will produce white,…

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