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

Splendid tableau

Famous foodie Lynne Rossetto Kasper -- known for her lush voice, enchanting stories and ready laugh -- reveals that she has iceberg lettuce in the fridge and pricey Spanish tuna in the cupboard. We caught up with the native New Yorker in her St. Paul home.

Updated: February 27, 2008, - 05:26 PM

Garden tours sponsored by the Arboretum

If your green thumb has frostbite, you might want to consider one of the garden tours sponsored by the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Updated: February 05, 2008, - 03:22 PM

The dirt: Orchids and skiing

The Winter Carnival Orchid Show and skiing cross-country trails at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum are two great weekend choices.

Updated: January 22, 2008, - 05:45 PM

A talk with C. Colston Burrell

Naturalist, garden designer, photographer and prolific author C. Colston Burrell talks about his favorite plants, why he's not a purist and why pretty counts in plants.

Updated: January 16, 2008, - 01:31 PM

Silver: Practically speaking

Not having the ladies over for high tea? Then take off your white gloves, dust off your silver service and put it to work in a way Grandma wouldn't dare. Some suggestions:

Updated: January 15, 2008, - 03:47 PM

A no-splurge life

We caught up with the friendly face of HGTV's "Decorating Cents" at her Edina home.

Updated: December 21, 2007, - 11:42 AM

Liberace of the lake

Lorie Line is all gowns, rhinestones and fur onstage, but at home she's T-shirts-and-blue-jeans simple. And she recycles the showtime glitter and chandeliers as accents in her palatial lakeside home.

Updated: December 09, 2007, - 01:48 PM

Gardening for all seasons

An accidental garden writer turns her talents toward the most overlooked season: winter.

Updated: December 04, 2007, - 04:44 PM

Our harsh winters dim hopes for 'u-plant' Christmas tree

A new growing method for transplantable, live trees has garnered headlines, but has yet to find advocates here.

Updated: November 20, 2007, - 03:27 PM

Nesting: You can't make this stuff up

For more than 25 years, Carroll Britton has been a makeup artist for the Twin Cities glitterati -- as well as the rest of us. We caught up with the high-spirited cosmetics queen at her Edina home.

Updated: November 16, 2007, - 04:47 PM

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