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Meleah Maynard

Meleah Maynard
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Meleah Maynard is a Minneapolis-based journalist, editor and Hennepin County Master Gardener. Her book, Decoding Gardening Advice: the Science Behind the 100 Most Common Recommendations, was co-authored with Jeff Gilman and published by Timber Press in 2011. She blogs at livinthing.com.
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 dining table setup on a brick patio in the middle of a backyard garden.

Landscape Architect Frank Fitzgerald’s Minneapolis Garden Retreat

Discover the natural beauty found within the lush and colorful gardens surrounding landscape architect Frank Fitzgerald's Minneapolis home.
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A St. Paul Garden Oasis

Take a tour through a St. Paul couple's garden featuring large specimen trees, a secret koi pond, colorful perennials & more than 200 varieties of hostas.
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 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.

Personal Park

Once an unsightly patch of buckthorn, this Minnetonka yard is now a garden-filled woodland.
Garden in a Box Community Garden

Garden-in-a-Box Supports Community Gardens

The Minnesota State Horticultural Society's program helps local St. Paul families learn to grow healthy foods in their own Stryker Community Garden.
Annuals, Trees, and other plants surround Engelmann's home

Tangletown Gardens owner Dean Engelmann Shows Off His Home Garden

Dean Engelmann's suburban gardens are a study in the beauty of rule breaking.
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An Annual Redesign Transforms Minneapolis Garden

A kaleidoscope of annuals redesigns this urban garden each year.
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A Peaceful Prospect Park Garden

A Minneapolis garden is inspired by English and Asian landscapes to create a tranquil escape.
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Creating Cocktail Gardens in Bryn Mawr

A reluctant gardener and his partner create an urban oasis in a Minneapolis neighborhood.
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A Minneapolis Backyard of ‘Structured Chaos’

Enchanting meets modern in the urban backyard of two Minneapolis designers.