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St. Croix Valley Trees is a Winter Wonderland

Located in Somerset, Wisconsin, St. Croix Valley Trees is the perfect place to find the Christmas tree to make your home merry and bright.

Designs that Stretch the Season for Outdoor Living

Bruce Lenzen Design/Build home features Marvin Windows & Doors Ultimate Lift and Slide doors, photo by Spacecrafting After a long, cold winter, we Minnesotans love to live outside. Decks, patios, screen porches, outdoor kitchens, gazebos—any...
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Summer Arrives with Minneapolis-St. Paul Garden Tours Galore

Get some green inspiration this summer on several different garden tours in the Twin Cities.

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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Dock 6 Pottery

Kerry Brooks of Dock 6 Pottery creates decorative and functional pottery making sure each piece evokes a sensation of nature.

Open-Air Retreat

When Brent and Jill Pearson moved back to Minnesota in 2012 after a five-year stint in New York, they found their new family home in Deephaven. Both lovers of alfresco entertaining, the two quickly...
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At Dinner With ‘Heartland Table’s’ Amy Thielen

In the midst of the autumn harvest, we join cookbook author and Food Network star Amy Thielen for a Minnesota supper.

Gardening Books for Minnesotans

Let's turn that thumb green
A white deck chair with a tray of beverages and umbrella next to water.

Outdoor Accessory Necessities

Lake, sun, cold drinks, chic accessories... perfection! Black-and-white umbrella, $48.99, black tilting frame and pole, $37.79, World Market  //  Black-and-white outdoor ottoman, $40.62, wood planter, $24.37, outdoor blanket, $19.44, outdoor pillow, $15.71, and Fever...
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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.

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...

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

A gardener's garden mixes the exotic and the everyday.