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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.

Editor’s Product Pick: Yardbird’s Outdoor Pillows

With the incoming warm weather comes another line of Yardbird furnishings and our favorites—vibrant pillows for your patio. Expect on-trend colors and patterns partnered with a commitment to quality. A five-year warranty ensures the...
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A Sports Court Garage in Chanhassen

Year-round sports are easy for this five-person family.
Lynn Steiner's 1898 red farmhouse is surrounded by lush and colorful greenery.

Lynn Steiner on Gardening with Native Plants

Lynn Steiner talks about her love for native plants, and how beneficial they are for gardens and pollinators around the world.
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,...

Personality Profile: Matt Brose of Mom’s Design Build

Matt Brose joined the award-winning team at Mom's Design Build as a landscape designer in April 2018, making him a new(er) addition to the company's tight-knit family. But don't count him out—over the last...

Salvage Summer Plants for Indoor Décor This Winter

Bring summer life inside for the winter.
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.