Posts Tagged ‘Rhonda Fleming Hayes’

Book Review: Gardening Complete

This review by Julie Jensen originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Northern Gardener. As you plod through the gardening off-season, you may wish for the chance to hear from a variety of gardening pros on ways to develop your horticultural repertoire. Taking a class is one option (and a good one). Another is…

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September/October Northern Gardener Available

The latest issue of Northern Gardener is on newsstands now (and available for those who sign up for a subscription or join MSHS at the Minnesota State Fair), and it includes articles to keep you excited about gardening all through the fall. Our cover story by Gail Brown Hudson highlights plants that glow in the…

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More Great Garden Speakers at Home Show

Wow! What a lot of terrific talks there were at last weekend’s Minneapolis Home and Garden Show. The show continues this weekend and we have more great garden speakers who will be answering your questions on everything from gardening for pollinators to growing native plants to gardening for those of us who are a little…

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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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March/April Northern Gardener Available

Nothing says spring like the pink blooms on a crabapple tree, and we’re celebrating the early days of spring with our March/April issue of Northern Gardener. That gorgeous cover photo was taken by Tracy Walsh, a Maple Grove-based photographer who followed a garden from winter through fall. It’s amazing how having “good bones” can create…

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Plant Herbs for Pollinators

Once while poking around my vegetable garden, I noticed the parsley was looking sparse. I hadn’t harvested that much, had I? Closer examination showed it wasn’t me, but a very hungry caterpillar who had been chomping on the parsley. Since then, I’ve always planted extra parsley—for the caterpillars and also for other critters who hang…

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Book Review: Pollinator Friendly Gardening

In her new book, Pollinator Friendly Gardening, author and Northern Gardener columnist Rhonda Fleming Hayes reinforces a benefit of gardening with pollinators in mind that is sometimes glossed over in other books and articles about the pollinator crisis: Having birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects in your yard and garden is good for the…

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Awards for Northern Gardener

Like most folks who publish magazines or blogs or books, we at Northern Gardener most enjoy hearing comments and compliments from our readers. “That feature really helped me figure out how to design my garden,” or “Finally, I know what that weird thing on my plant is,” or (my favorite) “I was so excited to…

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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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New Northern Gardener Available

Have you seen this beautiful orchid on the newsstands yet? It’s the July/August issue of Northern Gardener, which features a story on the use of purple (my favorite garden color!) in the garden by veteran writer Susan Davis Price. Photos by the wonderful Jennifer Simonson are of a St. Paul garden where the color purple…

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