New U of M Conservatory a Horticultural Hot Spot

There is nothing like a plant-filled glass-house to get you through a cold Minnesota winter, and we northern gardeners will soon have a new place to get our fix of humidity and plants. The University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences is opening a new conservatory this spring, which will house displays and a collection…

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Growing Together: U of Minnesota Horticulture

Education from the University of Minnesota Department of Horticultural Science isn’t just for enrolled students. Last spring, the Minnesota horticulture department started offering free public-friendly seminars on Wednesdays; the speaker changes every week, and you can sign up to receive an email with a list of speakers, which many area garden clubs opt into. “We…

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Great Plants for Northern Gardens: Day 3 — Northern Lights Azaleas

Northern Lights Pink azalea In early spring, gardeners are hungry for color, and one of the best ways to get that color is by planting spring flowering shrubs. Northern Lights azaleas are rock-solid hardy members of the rhododendron genus that were bred at the University of Minnesota. The Northern Lights azaleas come in a variety…

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