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.

How-to Gardening and Landscape Classes

Classes, mini-workshops, and demonstrations to take your garden and landscape to the next level
Macalester-Groveland neighborhood

Macalester-Groveland, A College Town In The City

The Macalester-Groveland neighborhood in St. Paul is unhurried, unpretentious and full of charm.

Salvage Summer Plants for Indoor Décor This Winter

Bring summer life inside for the winter.
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Cooking Alfresco with Outdoor Kitchens

With outdoor kitchens, cooking is part of the party.

Personal Park

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

Tips for Foiling Garden Grazers

Tips for preventing rabbits and deer from eating your plants.

Think Cold-Tolerant Plants while Waiting for Spring

Fotolia The sun is warm. The birds are singing. Color and blooms are everywhere—indoors. It’s easy to immerse yourself in the sights and scents of spring at the Galleria’s flower show, the Como Park Conservatory,...
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...
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...

Q&A with Shane Coen, Founder of Landscape Architecture Firm Coen + Partners

Minimalist modernism of the award-winning Minneapolis landscape architecture firm, Coen + Partners, is in high demand.

Gardening Books for Minnesotans

Let's turn that thumb green