Kim Palmer

Reporter, Editor | Home+Garden | Homes
Phone: 612-673-4784
Kim Palmer covers architecture, design, décor, gardening, landscaping and home-related lifestyle trends. She also blogs for Homegirls and Greengirls on StarTribune.com.

Recent content from Kim Palmer

Young architect is living the dream in north Minneapolis

After years of admiring a stately north Minneapolis house from afar, a young architect finally got the chance to make...

Updated: August 16, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Edible landscape makeover still growing strong

If the name Schoenherr doesn’t ring a bell, maybe their garden does. They’re the family who allowed an artist/master gardener to tear up their suburban front lawn and replace it with a forest of fruit and vegetable plants.

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 03:12 PM

Unfinished basement space becomes a rustic wine room

An unfinished basement space is transformed into an inviting spot to sip and chill.

Updated: August 02, 2014, - 04:12 PM

Beautiful Gardens winners announced

From veggies to waterfalls to “mudmen,” this year's top picks in our annual Beautiful Gardens contest are a sight to behold.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 03:34 PM

It's a guy thing: More young men dig into gardening

Today’s fervent green thumb is not your mom, but men in their 20s and 30s who are growing their own veggies for grilling and hops for home-brews.

Updated: July 22, 2014, - 02:51 PM

Homegazing: Restored 1880s Victorian in St. Anthony Park

One of St. Anthony Park’s oldest houses, built in the late 1880s, has been painstakingly restored, inside and out.

Updated: July 19, 2014, - 02:54 PM

Winter tramples on Minn. grape crop; losses range from 0-80%

About 30 percent of the wine-grape crop on Minnesota's nearly 50 bonded wineries is missing in action. But connoisseurs who have developed a taste for Minnesota-grown wine likely won’t notice any difference in taste.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 06:59 AM

Golden Valley movie buff designs his ideal screening room

The challenge: Movie buff John Kluchka wanted to turn an unfinished storage room in his lower level into a state-of-the-art home theater. “I wanted a great place to watch movies,” he said.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 02:08 PM

Restoring a historic house in old St. Paul

One of the Twin Cities' oldest houses begins its next chapter with fresh caretakers. For them, it's a project, a “treasure hunt” and a jewel to be polished.

Updated: June 29, 2014, - 06:51 AM

Have balcony, will garden

Balcony and rooftop gardeners battle wind and sun, but these intimate little landscapes offer sweet rewards. Many longtime gardeners are trading big earthen plots for patio pots.

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 01:07 PM

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