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

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

In a small boat, on big water

On the far north shore of Lake Superior, isolation and the elements combine to create a powerfully fun wilderness experience.

Updated: August 27, 2006, - 09:22 AM

Munchers in the mulch?

You’ve probably heard the one about the tarantula in the toilet. But how about the termite in the mulch?That’s the...

Updated: March 21, 2006, - 08:23 AM

Beautiful garden grows from combination of talents

A lifelong gardener and a passionate plant collector combine their talents to make a Minneapolis garden shine.

Updated: March 14, 2006, - 01:06 PM

Home & Garden: Dorm decor

When baby boomers converged on college campuses with their suitcases, most residence halls were new, 8-track stereos were boss and...

Updated: August 09, 2005, - 11:00 PM

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