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

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

'Freya' discovers self, Iceland

BOOK REVIEW The discovery of a family secret sends a reclusive Icelandic woman on a journey to the past. While well-written and entertaining, the book is not without flaws.

Updated: May 19, 2009, - 06:12 PM

Set for plant swap? What to know before you go

Most of us get the bulk of our plants at garden centers. But you can save a few bucks and spice up your shopping by going to one of the many plant sales or swaps.

Updated: May 12, 2009, - 10:25 AM

Keys to creating a beautiful summer container

Home and Garden editor Connie Nelson visited Uncommon Gardens in Minneapolis to find out how to create a beautiful summer container.

Updated: May 12, 2009, - 08:52 AM

One of easiest ways to go green

Compost keeps yard and kitchen waste out of landfills and makes one of the best natural soil amenders.

Updated: April 14, 2009, - 02:38 PM

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