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

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

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

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