The Seed Catalogs Have Arrived!

On a day when the high temperatures here in Minnesota will likely not get about minus-15 and the wind is making the garden look like an Arctic landscape, seed catalogs are like a cup of hot chocolate or a warm fire — comforting, reliable and cheering. The seed catalogs have been arriving since just after…

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Keep Your Plants On

You see a lot of fun ideas at the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show, where MSHS will be exhibiting the rest of the weekend. For instance.. Why Not Plant Succulents in Pants?   Or Maybe a Row of Them? Love this exhibit by Oflora Gardens! We have lots of talks scheduled for the Garden Theater…

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Special Event for Heirloom Seed Lovers

This week marks the beginning of the home and garden show season in Minnesota. In addition to big shows, such as this week’s Minnesota Home and Patio Show and the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show, there will be dozens of seminars, hort days and gardening events sponsored by garden clubs and University of Minnesota Extension…

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Day 6: Favorite Seed Sources for Your Vegetable Garden

If you’ve decided to try starting your own vegetable seeds this year, you’ll find a lot of choices at hand—both for varieties available as well as places to buy them. More and more mass market and big box retailers sell seeds and seed-starting supplies, but if you want greater selection along with more unusual and…

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