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

Readers share ideas for recycling cards, food or gifts

Penelope Johnson of Hopkins: When you receive an attractive greeting card, clip off the side of the card with the artwork, then attach it to plain cardstock. Just write your personal greeting on the inside, and you've made a beautiful new card.

Updated: December 09, 2008, - 02:26 PM

Savings abound, from party wear to tableware

To get a new-to-you holiday outfit without spending a dime, invite some gal pals over and stage a temporary clothes swap.

Updated: December 02, 2008, - 02:12 PM

Holidays on a budget: Here's how

Spending less on the holidays doesn't cheapen them. It can make your events more homespun and heartfelt.

Updated: November 25, 2008, - 12:10 PM

How to choose a Christmas tree

Horticulture expert Nancy Rose joins Home & Garden Editor Connie Nelson at the Halley Tree Farm in Forest Lake to offer tips on how to find the best Christmas tree.

Updated: November 20, 2008, - 11:54 AM

East meets Northeast

An accidental gardener turned his modest Minneapolis yard into an Asian-inspired garden with sculpted topiary trees.

Updated: November 11, 2008, - 03:48 PM

Window dressing

Use the bounty of nature - and your own back yard - to create picture-perfect window boxes that will last from harvest to the holidays and beyond.

Updated: November 06, 2008, - 12:01 PM

Architect marks 10 'Not So Big' years

It has been a decade since ex-Minnesotan Sarah Susanka's book sparked a revolution for "rightsized" homes.

Updated: October 21, 2008, - 11:04 AM

Garden excess can go to help the hungry in Minnesota

As food-shelf inventories fall, a local food bank is recruiting volunteers to pick excess fruit and vegetables and help fill the void.

Updated: October 14, 2008, - 01:30 PM

Putting a stamp on wildlife art

A new exhibit at the Bell Museum of Natural History celebrates duck stamps, the art form that's all too often associated with basement dens and hunting clubs.

Updated: October 07, 2008, - 01:30 PM

Ash borer treatment is not yet necessary

Yes, you should be concerned about emerald ash borer. But don't grab for an insecticide yet.

Updated: September 16, 2008, - 02:17 PM

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