Twin Cities Top 5 Spring Plant Sales

After sputtering to a stop for May Day, spring has arrived! Impatient Minnesota gardeners are ready—and so are local plant sales. Organizations large and small raise money with spring sales; this list includes some of...
Window boxes overflowing with greenery and a front deck framed in vines are just a few elements showcasing this local couple’s love of the outdoors.

Strolling a Garden of Delights

This handcrafted landscape is a St. Paul couple’s labor of love

Shoreview—Steady Suburban Stewardship

Shoreview is an established suburb that prides itself on stability—careful planning, development and continuity.
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A St. Paul Colonial’s Landscape Redesign

After trying condo living, a couple opts for outdoor charm.
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Madeline Island House with Soul Hosts Communal Cookout

A group of friends gather on Madeline Island for a weekend dedicated to outdoor fire, food and good times with those closest to them.

Creative Neighboring Leads to a Public Piazza

Photos by Tracy Walsh The pig is the first thing people notice when they walk by Vince and Kathy DiGiorno’s yard in St. Paul’s St. Anthony Park neighborhood. “Everybody asks about it,” Vince says. “Kids...
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An Herb Garden For Repelling Mosquitoes

Grow your bug spray, and eat it, too
An outdoor kitchen with stainless steel grill, plates of food, and a table.

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,...
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Creating Cocktail Gardens in Bryn Mawr

A reluctant gardener and his partner create an urban oasis in a Minneapolis neighborhood.

Local Architects Recognized by the Association of Licensed Architects 2017 Design Awards

Several Minnesota architecture firms won recognition for their design work at the Association of Licensed Architects ALA 2017 Design Awards. Peterssen/Keller Architecture won a Gold Award for the design of Minneapolis residence Calhoun Pavilions (Elevation Homes, contractor).   A silver...

South Minneapolis’ Most Magical Garden

Photos by Tracy Walsh "It’s the only place I can go to not think about anything else and really appreciate where I am and what I’m doing,” says Marsha Loewenson when asked about her passion...

An Artist’s Garden

The joyful colors and peaceful ponds of this west metro landscape inspire contemplation