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

'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

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

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