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

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

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

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