Connie Nelson

Senior editor | Lifestyle
Phone: 612-673-7087
Connie Nelson is the Senior Editor for features coverage at the StarTribune. During the growing season, she produces how-to videos and is part of the Greengirls and Homegirls blogs.

Recent content from Connie Nelson

Bark: An appreciative look at the skin of our trees

Consider a tree in winter. Blossomless, leafless, seemingly lifeless.But if you look a little closer, you'll see that each barren...

Updated: March 27, 2009, - 10:10 AM

Japanese garden: peace and perseverance

Mendota Heights was a small town when Billie and Jerre Logan bought a hilltop lot, and, to the surprise of...

Updated: March 27, 2009, - 10:09 AM

Project in a pot

You can grow your own salad if you have somewhere to put a pot and at least six hours of sun a day.

Updated: March 24, 2009, - 01:13 PM

St. Paul city garden is front and center

A learn-as-you-go gardener transformed a small city lot into an imaginative, innovative garden.

Updated: March 18, 2009, - 09:20 AM

A new version of 'house keeping'

In a sign of the times, a St. Paul home and garden show adds foreclosure to its workshop topics.

Updated: March 10, 2009, - 10:34 AM

Home shows don't need big-name stars to draw DIY crowds

When the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show got its start 75 years ago, it featured beauty pageants, vaudeville acts and big-name stars -- Liberace, the Lennon Sisters, even Frank Sinatra.

Updated: March 03, 2009, - 01:34 PM

Macy's annual spring flower show rises to occasion

The annual spring flower show will return to its home on Macy's eighth floor.

Updated: February 10, 2009, - 12:28 PM

Mary will remain a mystery

Even 130 years after her death, former First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln remains inscrutable.

Updated: January 30, 2009, - 03:06 PM

An ugly duckling basement gets a main-floor-worthy makeover

The challenge: To update a tired, catch-all of a basement and turn it into a multifunctional space for a Minneapolis family.

Updated: January 21, 2009, - 08:03 AM

A New York state of mind

Interior designer Andrew Flesher built his own Little Apple atmosphere in a converted Minneapolis hotel.

Updated: January 20, 2009, - 09:33 AM

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