Pollinator-attracting blossoms fill the front yard

A Traffic-Stopping Boulevard

This Linden Hills gardener's colorful creation attracts plenty of buzz.

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...

Tips for Foiling Garden Grazers

Tips for preventing rabbits and deer from eating your plants.
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An ‘Enchanted Garden’ Emerges

Enchantment abides when dedicated gardeners start over with a reworked design and lots of inspiration.
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How to Host a Crawfish Boil

Get your Creole on at a lake–inspired summer party.
Hanging lights by Elias Metal Studio

Elias Metal Studio

Lisa Elias of Elias Metal Studio uses steel rods and torches to create modern and elegant works of art for private homes and public spaces.
An open gazebo is surrounded by a lush garden full of green plants and colored flowers.

A Look Inside a Master Garden in Plymouth

Sandy Lester, a University of Minnesota Master Gardener, walks us through her beautifully planted and tended to garden in Plymouth.

Island Time

Photos by Tracy Walsh Few city dwellers can say they have an island in their backyard. But Minneapolis graphic designers Meg and Chad Olson have even more than that—they’ve also got a waterfall, creek, frog...
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,...

Dress Your Deck in Sustainable Outdoor Furniture

Loll Adirondack chair and bench in Cloud White (photo Design Within Reach) By all accounts, spring is on the way. Time to get out those lawn chairs and ready them for their summer workout. If...

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.
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Grow Your Own Themed Garden

From fresh pizza toppings to herb-infused cocktails, learn how to grow a themed garden to use for your favorite recipes this summer.