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Ice Globe Lanterns, Made Easy

Light up cold winter nights with the glow and warmth of ice lanterns.

Yardbird Outdoor Furniture Is Back

Yardbird's high-quality, low-cost outdoor furniture showroom opens in Hopkins.
Pine tree in front of deck and patio

The Japanese Way

Decades in the making, this St. Paul garden captures the subtle art of abstraction.
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A Modern Minneapolis Backyard Paradise

Biota helps transforms a small Minneapolis backyard into a paradise for gardening, meditating, and relaxing.

“Fragrances of Spring” at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum: A Plethora of Plants with an...

Yum! Just take a quick look at what the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum has in store for its Spring Flower Show and your taste buds ignite and nose twitch with delight. Fragrances of Spring: Essence of...

The Swedish Design Museum You Can Visit Without Leaving Home

We know the Swedes excel in design—Minnesota is loaded with fans of both Swedish folk and modernism. Just in case you can't get enough of it, you can see more virtually: Sweden has hatched...

Garden Trend: Flower Power

As one of the most well-known signs of spring, tulips are nothing short of stunning. Of course, this isn’t news to avid gardeners and especially not to Duane Otto, longtime landscape gardener and creative...
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An Annual Redesign Transforms Minneapolis Garden

A kaleidoscope of annuals redesigns this urban garden each year.
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...

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 pizza oven surrounded by a low wall of Waukesha white stone.

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...

Little Box Sauna Brings Nordic Design to the Mobile Sauna

The mobile sauna is popping up at the Walker Art Center this winter.