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

Gardening opener

In a slow spring, Mother's Day marks the beginning of our short, frenzied growing season.

Updated: May 09, 2008, - 10:47 AM

Growing green

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

Spring chore checklist

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

Nominate a beautiful garden

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

Three new hardy roses with Nordic names

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

Living large (in a small space)

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

What's in store at flower show

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

Crate & Barrel ready to open

It's not likely to generate the rock-star welcome that ushered Ikea into the Twin Cities, but the new two-story Crate & Barrel is certain to create a buzz when it opens today in Edina's Galleria.

Updated: March 13, 2008, - 10:32 AM

Julia Cobbs: Sofa, so good

Julia Cobbs has made a name for herself - well a first name, anyway - as one of the girls of gossip on the popular drive-time show "Lori and Julia." We talked with the impish, energetic and talkative talk-show host about her Sundays at home, why she downloaded Led Zeppelin and what's stuffed under her sectional.

Updated: March 07, 2008, - 03:22 PM

Subscribe to style

We all have our favorite shelter mags. But translating those glossy pages into real life isn't easy.

Updated: March 04, 2008, - 06:55 PM

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