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

A gardener's guide to going native

Think native plants are too messy for your garden? A Lakeville author explains how to choose the right native for the right spot.

Updated: June 25, 2013, - 05:19 PM

Homegazing: Lofty living in Minneapolis' North Loop

A condo in a converted warehouse in the North Loop features unique architectural salvage pieces. You can have it for $749,900.

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 02:01 PM

Garden thief pilfering plots, planters in Minneapolis' Linden Hills

A “brazen” garden thief is pilfering plots and planters in Linden Hills and maybe even “fencing” the goods.

Updated: June 13, 2013, - 08:50 AM

Edible landscape makeover transforms Woodbury lawn

A typical suburban lawn has been transformed into a food-producing "Edible Estate," tended by a family of gardeners with help from the neighborhood.

Updated: June 11, 2013, - 03:40 PM

Before & After: Freshening up for dinner

A traditional dining room, rarely used, is now a fresh, inviting space for family meals.

Updated: June 05, 2013, - 11:16 AM

Minn. teen with lifelong medical challenges gets dream bedroom

A "can-do" teen, who overcomes chronic health hurdles with heart and grit, has a new dream bedroom, thanks to a team of volunteers.

Updated: June 04, 2013, - 03:11 PM

Before & After: 1940s Cape Cod revamped for 21st century

The challenge: Open up and update a tiny kitchen, without adding expensive square footage. “It needed a big change,” the owner says.

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 08:22 PM

Designer Showcase Home is not your Grandma's Victorian

Designers put a modern spin on a sometimes stuffy style for this year’s showcase home.

Updated: May 28, 2013, - 04:14 PM

Designer Showcase Home opens in St. Paul

This year’s designer showcase home, a Victorian in St. Paul, has been transformed into a B&B up front and a family home in back.

Updated: May 28, 2013, - 04:14 PM

You can help bees by adding native plants

Bees are under siege, but you can help by adding native plants to your landscape.

Updated: May 28, 2013, - 03:05 PM

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