Container Design by the Numbers

Thursday was the opening day of the St. Paul Home and Patio Show so I dropped by to catch a talk by Northern Gardener columnist Don Engebretson, a.k.a, the Renegade Gardener. Don was a pioneer in putting garden knowledge on the Internet and speaks at a variety of home and garden shows each winter. (He’s…

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Getting Ready for the Home Shows

Volunteers have been busy at MSHS offices recently, packing bulbs and roots for plant sales and boxing books and other gear for the upcoming Twin Cities home shows. MSHS has a big presence at both shows, with a sales booth, a kids’ potting table and a garden stage featuring a variety of speakers on garden…

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Five Plants More Northern Gardeners Should Grow

Don Engebretson, a.k.a., The Renegade Gardener, calls himself “the lone voice of horticultural reason.” That may be a bit of an overstatement, but Don — who also writes Northern Gardener’s By Design column — does make a lot of sense when he talks about plant choices. One of his basic points for gardeners is that…

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