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

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

My Garden: Water lilies

Soni Forsman loves water lilies. An early advocate of water gardening, she's been growing lilies in her Eagan ponds since the 1970s. In the last couple of years, she's taken on a new challenge: Victoria water lilies.

Updated: October 09, 2007, - 04:30 PM

St. Paul tour highlights decades of home design

This neighborhood home tour allows you to experience 150 years of architecture.

Updated: September 12, 2007, - 08:49 AM

Blue Ribbon gardens

Lush gardens aren't what lure most folks to the State Fair. But along with the Ferris wheel, ostrich-on-a-stick and the butterheads, the fairgrounds boast some truly gawk-worthy gardens -- from simple planters of ornamental grasses to elaborate water gardens with streams, waterfalls, fountains and ponds.

Updated: August 22, 2007, - 12:39 PM

Dueling design books showcase Minnesota homes

Ever wanted a chance to see the work of local interior designers? Well, now you have two chances.

Updated: August 14, 2007, - 11:41 PM

Help with planting, weeds and storm-damaged plants

Updated: May 25, 2007, - 09:50 AM

Holidays mark turn of garden seasons

Like many Minnesotans, I use holidays as signals of the seasons. Memorial Day marks the beginning of the gardening season,...

Updated: December 12, 2006, - 01:26 PM

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