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

Front door: New fiber arts studio in Minneapolis

StevenBe:A Yarn Garage Workshop has opened in south Minneapolis offering workshops and supplies for sale.

Updated: February 23, 2010, - 02:51 PM

Front door: A consignment shop opens in Chaska

A weekly look at ways to add beauty, utility and fun to your home or garden.

Updated: February 17, 2010, - 12:32 PM

Gardening for the general good

A nationally known entomologist has become a vocal advocate for using our gardens as places to preserve biodiversity.

Updated: February 16, 2010, - 03:53 PM

IMS sets its designs on deals in new store

As of March 4, it'll also be home to a discount store. Designer Sharon Allemong plans to open the Sale Room @ IMS offering floor samples, discontinued items and closeouts from the 75 showrooms.

Updated: January 27, 2010, - 05:46 PM

Before & After: Kitchen

An outdated kitchen gets a contemporary update without adding square footage or moving walls.

Updated: December 29, 2009, - 02:00 PM

Seeding the future

George Ball is bullish on gardening. But then, he ought to be. Ball is the chairman of Burpee Seed, one of the nation's largest seed, plant and supply companies. We talked to Ball - in English with a smattering of French - about "catalog creep," our hunger for new plants and the explosive growth in gardening.

Updated: December 29, 2009, - 12:54 PM

Como show features flowers on film

Denise Rouleau and Mark D. Roberts weren't intending to mark the end of an era. They just wanted to put together an exhibition of photos of Como Park's Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, one of their favorite places to shoot.

Updated: December 08, 2009, - 06:41 PM

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

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