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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Hot Off the Press: 10 Plants That Changed Minnesota

As gardeners, we think about plants a lot. But often, we are thinking about a specific plant or plot or problem that is right in front of us. Most of the time, it’s just personal. In Ten Plants that Changed Minnesota, Mary Hockenberry Meyer and Susan Davis Price help us think about how plants and…

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November/December Northern Gardener Available

The November/December issue of Northern Gardener is on the news stands and in mail boxes, and it’s a really fun issue, full of ideas and advice for enjoying winter gardening and planning for your garden next year. If you enjoy forcing bulbs for indoor bloom, be sure to check out Margaret Haapoja’s article on how…

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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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Color Your 2014 Garden Radiant Orchid

Each year, the color trend company Pantone names a color of the year. In 2013, it was Emerald; the year before, Tangerine Tango. For 2014, the color is a deep pinkish purple that the company calls Radiant Orchid. It’s a fun color and one that gardeners already see in many of their favorite plants. Earlier…

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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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Gardening for Birds (and Bees and Everything Else)

Gardening for birds, bees and other wildlife is not difficult — and it definitely does not mean your yard will look messy. The next issue of Northern Gardener (out in a week or so) includes a great article from Susan Davis Price about the National Wildlife Federation’s Backyard Habitat program and several Minnesota gardeners who…

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