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Island Time

Photos by Tracy WalshFew city dwellers can say they have an island in their backyard. But Minneapolis graphic designers Meg and Chad Olson have...
Campfire roses, along with hydrangeas, phlox, spireas, and Japanese tree lilac, provide a colorful backdrop for gatherings around a cozy fire pit.

See How His Garden Grows

Across the street from Bailey Nurseries, John Bailey’s own gardens offer a real-life look at plants in the landscape
Window boxes overflowing with greenery and a front deck framed in vines are just a few elements showcasing this local couple’s love of the outdoors.

Strolling a Garden of Delights

This handcrafted landscape is a St. Paul couple’s labor of love
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...
Living walls of herbs and vegetables frame the outdoor fireplace.

Asian-Inspired Landscape Evolves with Homeowners’ Preferences

Fanciful landscape evolves with homeowners’ preferences

An Artist’s Garden

The joyful colors and peaceful ponds of this west metro landscape inspire contemplation

St. Louis Park—Energized And Affordable

How St. Louis Park is staying relevant, healthy and attractive to current and new residents.

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...
Friends gathered around a table toasting

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.

Local Architects Recognized by the Association of Licensed Architects 2017 Design...

Several Minnesota architecture firms won recognition for their design work at the Association of Licensed Architects ALA 2017 Design Awards.Peterssen/Keller Architecture won a Gold Award...
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.
Hanging lights by Elias Metal Studio

Elias Metal Studio

Lisa Elias of Elias Metal Studio uses steel rods and torches to create modern and elegant works of art for private homes and public spaces.
A collection of colorful coasters by Dock 6 Pottery.

Dock 6 Pottery

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

A Carriage House Holiday + 7 Tips for Holiday Decorating

This century-old residence welcomes holiday visitors with festive decor outside and in
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.

Personal Park

Once an unsightly patch of buckthorn, this Minnetonka yard is now a garden-filled woodland.
Pollinator-attracting blossoms fill the front yard

A Traffic-Stopping Boulevard

This Linden Hills gardener's colorful creation attracts plenty of buzz.
Ice Fishing House

Ice House Chic

Jerrid Voss's fish house combines the rugged outdoors with Ralph Lauren-style.

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

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