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

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

Triage for storm survivors

Home and Garden editor Connie Nelson advises treating storm-damaged plants on a case-by-case basis. Not all plants will survive, but some may be OK with some minor surgery.

Updated: September 04, 2009, - 10:54 AM

The fall five

Instead of including the 40 or 50 things you should do, we've zeroed in on the five chores you really need to do to put your yard and garden to bed. Nightie night!

Updated: August 23, 2009, - 03:09 PM

Fall isn't a blanket excuse to quit mowing

So, you've got the house buttoned down, the garden put to bed, the lawn mower stowed away. Oops. Not so fast.

Updated: August 16, 2009, - 10:30 AM

Read it & reap

You don't need to wait until the harvest moon to start harvesting fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs. Our quick-hit guide will help you get the most from your garden.

Updated: August 13, 2009, - 07:34 AM

'Pandora' frees power of story

A rip-roaring adventure story that moves from pre-World War I England to the Congo. Populated with eccentric characters, this lively novel is practically a parody of itself -- and that's a good thing.

Updated: June 30, 2009, - 02:31 PM

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