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

Best in show

Despite the cold, Dale Bachman got an early start on spring.

Updated: April 10, 2009, - 07:14 AM

What not to do in your yard and garden right now

There always are plenty of spring chores to tackle. One of the most difficult? Waiting.

Updated: April 07, 2009, - 12:43 PM

2008 show: Hot, hot, hot

Hot. Hot. Hot. That's not the forecast; that's a description of 2008's Macy's-Bachman's flower show.

Updated: April 02, 2009, - 09:34 AM

Families build a path that brings them together

One of the first things Lynn Waddell LeBoutillier did when she and her family moved into their new Elk River...

Updated: March 27, 2009, - 10:12 AM

Bark: An appreciative look at the skin of our trees

Consider a tree in winter. Blossomless, leafless, seemingly lifeless.But if you look a little closer, you'll see that each barren...

Updated: March 27, 2009, - 10:10 AM

Japanese garden: peace and perseverance

Mendota Heights was a small town when Billie and Jerre Logan bought a hilltop lot, and, to the surprise of...

Updated: March 27, 2009, - 10:09 AM

Project in a pot

You can grow your own salad if you have somewhere to put a pot and at least six hours of sun a day.

Updated: March 24, 2009, - 01:13 PM

Feb. 2009: St. Paul city garden is front and center

A learn-as-you-go gardener transformed a small city lot into an imaginative, innovative garden.

Updated: March 18, 2009, - 09:20 AM

A new version of 'house keeping'

In a sign of the times, a St. Paul home and garden show adds foreclosure to its workshop topics.

Updated: March 10, 2009, - 10:34 AM

Home shows don't need big-name stars to draw DIY crowds

When the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show got its start 75 years ago, it featured beauty pageants, vaudeville acts and big-name stars -- Liberace, the Lennon Sisters, even Frank Sinatra.

Updated: March 03, 2009, - 01:34 PM

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