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Luxury in the Twin Cities: Outdoors

Part of the appeal of living on Lake Minnetonka, of course, is the opportunity to enjoy the water, the summer breezes, and the natural surroundings.

Barn Raising: A Minneapolis Family’s Vacation Home on Lake Superior

A Minneapolis family's vacation home on Lake Superior gives new life to old barns.

Scott Endres of Tangletown Gardens Shows Off His St. Paul Backyard

A gardener's garden mixes the exotic and the everyday.
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An ‘Enchanted Garden’ Emerges

Enchantment abides when dedicated gardeners start over with a reworked design and lots of inspiration.

Madre Cacti Co. Brings Southwest Style to Minnesota

The new home and garden shop carries a wide variety of cacti, handcrafted terra-cotta pottery from Mexico, and Japanese hand gardening tools.

Six Picks for Mother’s Day Gift Shopping

Great shops for Mother's Day gifts.
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Backyard Pizza Parties

Nothing lures neighbors like the smell of pizza cooking in a wood-fired oven. That’s what Rocky and Gigi DiGiacomo found out shortly after building a cozy pizza patio in their Minnetonka backyard. They got...

A Global Garden in Minneapolis

Influenced by different gardening styles from across the world, Francine creates a global oasis in her Minneapolis backyard.
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A Minneapolis Backyard of ‘Structured Chaos’

Enchanting meets modern in the urban backyard of two Minneapolis designers.

Protect Your Trees from EAB

Learn about the growing EAB infestation in the Twin Cities, how to treat infested ash trees, and which trees a local arborist recommends for replacement.

The Ice Wrangler’s Guide to Making Luminaries

https://vimeo.com/304511496 Call her the ice wrangler, the iceologist, the ice conjurer. All describe Jennifer Shea Hedberg’s art and craft: She creates luminaries, lanterns, flowers, towers, and sculptures of all kinds from that most basic of...
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Lakeside Feast

1. Melamine organic stone tray, $14, West Elm; serving bowl, $5.99, Target; citronella candles, $9.99/set of 4, and plastic mod goblet, $9.99/set of 4, HomeGoods  2. Fishnet woven runner, $23, melamine organic stone plates, $20/set of 4,...