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

Recent content from Kim Palmer

Contemporary condo gets an Old World makeover

Clean, simple lines didn't work for Dennis McGraw after he moved into his Minneapolis condo -- because they clashed with his traditional furniture.

Updated: August 04, 2012, - 05:16 PM

Beautiful Gardens contest winners

Spring sprouted early this year, bringing a bumper crop of nominations in our annual Beautiful Gardens contest. Here are the winners out of nearly 150 entries.

Updated: July 19, 2012, - 09:25 AM

Ponds just go with the flow

Water plays many roles in the landscape, from swimming ponds and waterfalls to eco-friendly rain-harvesting systems. Two upcoming pond tours...

Updated: July 17, 2012, - 06:39 PM

Infestation is driving us all a little buggy

Japanese beetles are here. There isn't an "easy solution," but try these tactics.

Updated: July 17, 2012, - 03:32 PM

Bouquets blossoming close to home

Eat local ... buy local ... now bloom local. Seasonal, sustainable flowers represent a growing niche in the floral industry.

Updated: July 10, 2012, - 05:08 PM

Make this eco-friendly bouquet

Bouquet instructions from "The 50 Mile Bouquet"

Updated: July 10, 2012, - 02:06 PM

Homegazing: A North Woods retreat

You can have this rustic log home Up North, set on secluded acres of woods and more than 900 feet of lake shoreline, for $2.75 million.

Updated: July 07, 2012, - 02:56 PM

Jan. 18, 2006: Mayberry on the prairie

A beloved TV show inspired a Wisconsin couple to create a residential replica.

Updated: July 03, 2012, - 03:56 PM

Sellers turn to virtual staging

Sellers and agents are turning to staging photos to help homes make a good impression online-- without investing in rented furniture and accessories.

Updated: June 25, 2012, - 08:48 AM

Gardening as sport for spectators

There's a tour for every taste, featuring "hidden secrets" and Beautiful Gardens winners.

Updated: June 13, 2012, - 07:59 AM

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