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

Marcia Fluer's beautiful garden in Golden Valley

Marcia Fluer, of TV news fame, now gets her hands dirty in her Golden Valley garden, a collaboration with her husband, a train hobbyist.

Updated: May 01, 2013, - 08:32 AM

Marcia Fluer: Accidental anchor

Marcia Fluer made a major mark on local TV news. One of the first female anchors in this market, she...

Updated: April 30, 2013, - 03:21 PM

Close to Home: 'Urban farming' seminar, outdoor rooms and more

Want to put your patio pots or back yard to work producing food for your table? A seminar/social event is designed to help aspiring urban farmers get a good start on the growing season.

Updated: April 29, 2013, - 12:36 PM

Woodland home was inspired by owners' love of Africa

A couple with wanderlust embarked on a residential safari – and created a new architectural hybrid in the process – inspired by their favorite continent.

Updated: April 28, 2013, - 12:26 PM

Pent-up demand spurs more remodeling projects

Homeowners are undertaking long-delayed projects – but proceeding with caution and often paying cash

Updated: April 26, 2013, - 02:18 PM

Straw-bale gardening can increase your yield

Poor soil? No land? Try growing in straw. That’s the advice from a farm-bred gardener who has published a book to share his methods.

Updated: April 24, 2013, - 01:54 PM

No longer saved for generations, family heirlooms are being shed

Scattered families, warp-speed lifestyles and changing tastes have resulted in a growing inventory of orphaned heirlooms — from fine china and formal furniture to old photos and love letters.

Updated: April 22, 2013, - 09:48 AM

New wing at St. Paul conservatory will house bonsai collection

Como Conservatory’s massive miniature tree collection gets a new year-round home in a new wing.

Updated: April 16, 2013, - 03:12 PM

American Craft Council show in St. Paul focuses on using craft pieces in home decor

This year’s American Craft Council Show puts craft in context – in “rooms” created by interior designers, inspired by an artist’s work.

Updated: April 13, 2013, - 03:26 PM

'Drunken' author toasts 'botany and booze'

“The Drunken Botanist” author shares her tips on growing the ingredients for fresh-tasting cocktails.

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 12:45 PM

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