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

How to make a winter wreath

Scott Endres of Tangletown Gardens in south Minneapolis demonstrates how to turn a one-dimensional wreath into something spectacular.

Updated: December 01, 2009, - 01:02 PM

Goodbye Greengirls, welcome Homegirls

Despite our wackier-than-normal weather, the Star Tribune Greengirls garden blog had a great season.

Updated: November 24, 2009, - 06:01 PM

Dec. 2008: Minneapolis man double-decks the halls

A Minneapolis man decorates his home with childlike glee, a well-trained eye and two, count 'em two, Christmas trees.

Updated: November 21, 2009, - 11:36 AM

The end is near!

You can see the end of the gardening season from here. Here's what with three top gardeners in the Twin Cities are doing to get their gardens ready for winter.

Updated: November 17, 2009, - 02:50 PM

Designer Home Sample Sale starts today

The annual "Great Finds" Designer Home Sample Sale at International Market Square; two places to go if you're looking for inspiration for holiday entertaining; Perfect Parties" with demonstrations on cooking, home décor, table settings and flowers.

Updated: November 05, 2009, - 10:06 AM

New film reveals the power of plants

Writers cringe when you say, "I saw your story," because it means you didn't actually read it. But I can say -- with a clear conscience -- that I saw Michael Pollan's book, "The Botany of Desire," because his 2001 bestseller has been brought to the small screen in a two-hour documentary.

Updated: October 29, 2009, - 11:40 AM

Back-yard bounty

A passionate, learn-as-you-go gardener reaps the fruits of many years of labor in his Edina yard.

Updated: October 21, 2009, - 07:27 AM

Four glorious wreaths

Whether you're welcoming winter, hailing the holidays or ringing in the new year, wreaths help you celebrate the season and telegraph your sense of style. We asked four local designers to craft creative looks for your front door.Gallery

Updated: October 15, 2009, - 11:08 AM

Do you really need to do it all in the fall?

Let's take a look at the garden tasks most commonly considered "must-dos" and separate those that are up for discussion from those we just have to buckle down and do.

Updated: September 23, 2009, - 06:00 AM

Explaining the forest through the trees

Jeff Gillman, a research scientist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota, is known for his myth-busting books. His latest explores the complex relationship between trees and humans.

Updated: September 15, 2009, - 07:11 PM

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