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
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
In a slow spring, Mother's Day marks the beginning of our short, frenzied growing season.
Updated: May 09, 2008, - 10:47 AM
Want to grow a little greener in your yard and garden? You don't have to plow up your perennials or rip out your Kentucky bluegrass. You can make a few simple changes that will benefit your plants -- and the environment.
Updated: April 24, 2008, - 11:47 AM
It's finally spring. And in Minnesota that means it's time to roll up your shirtsleeves and dig into the job jar. There are plenty of tasks you can get a jump on right now, but there are quite a few things you'd be wise to wait to do. We've put together our spring chore checklist to help you sort out the two.
Updated: April 22, 2008, - 02:21 PM
We ask readers to tell us about their favorites for our Beautiful Gardens contest. From the nominations we receive, we select five winners whose gardens we visit during the summer.
Updated: April 15, 2008, - 11:57 AM
Minnesota-hardy roses with humorous Nordic names are no joke. And they're likely to sell faster than lefse at a church bazaar.
Updated: March 25, 2008, - 05:34 PM
Sarah Nettleton walks her talk. The architect and author, who joined the battle for simplicity with her book "The Simple Home," lives in a modestly sized, "Leave It to Beaver"-style house in Minneapolis. We talked with Nettleton about throwing big parties in a small house, her concept of the luxury of enough and borrowing dogs.
Updated: March 21, 2008, - 03:45 PM
Women's shoes is Mexico. Head down the cosmetics aisle and you're in Central America. And handbags? That's Brazil.
Updated: March 18, 2008, - 05:33 PM