Garden

Nature photograph, flowers, tulips, raindrops, photography, Focus on Maple Grove

Sarah DeRosier’s After Rain Bud placed third in our Nature and Wildlife category for the annual Focus on Maple Grove photo contest.

planting trees, apple trees, fruit trees, growing fruit, how to grow fruit trees

With advice from Fair’s Floral and Nursery and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, even the most novice gardeners can take a shot at growing their own fruit-bearing trees/bushes.

Ranunculus, Minnesota flowers, spring gardening, spring flowers, annuals

When you think about spring, most people think of the pansy, but have you ever considered the ranunculus?

A houseplant from Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery

Wash away the winter blues with pops of green.

Tree removal

Breaking up is hard to do, especially during February—aka Valentine’s Day's host month. Days leading up to 2.14 are festooned with hearts, flowers, sweets and romance (genuine and otherwise). But some good things must come to an end, including, on occasion, your relationship with—a tree.

Recycle, reuse, repurpose

Decorating for Thanksgiving can be just as fun as Halloween, and the best part is you already have some materials to use.

Even if the first things that comes to mind are pumpkins, don’t forget flowers. What pairs well with pumpkins? Garden mums.

Mark and Cathy Sackett’s backyard is teeming with life.

The hot days in August always seem to take summer annuals to a point of exhaustion.

It’s obvious the coneflower, or echinacea, with its show-stopping color, is hard to miss in any garden, but it also benefits the wildlife all summer and even into fall and winter. The coneflower is great for multiple winged species.

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