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

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

Contain yourself

Once your perennial gardens are established, they look pretty much the same from year to year -- give or take a few winter kills. So what do you do if you develop a sudden hankering for the color purple? Or fall for the latest Wave petunia?

Updated: June 11, 2008, - 01:54 PM

Keep weeds at bay, mulch your garden

Home and Garden Editor Connie Nelson demonstrates different types of mulch to use for different plants in your yard.

Updated: June 10, 2008, - 03:27 PM

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