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

They're on patrol for invasive plants

A pilot program in Maplewood harnesses a volunteer Invasive Plant Patrol to root out aggressive plants that threaten the native landscape.

Updated: June 13, 2012, - 07:58 AM

Enter our Beautiful Gardens contest and share your favorite garden

Nominations are open for our annual Beautiful Gardens contest.

Updated: June 12, 2012, - 12:21 PM

He's on a mission to make gardening sexy

Garden god Jamie Durie gives us a piece of his fertile mind, weighing in on gardening's new sex appeal, his outdoor bathtub and what he'll be looking for when he visits the Twin Cities next week.

Updated: June 05, 2012, - 04:28 PM

'Time capsule' on tour

University Grove, Minnesota's own mid-century architecture laboratory, is headlining a new 'history crawl.'

Updated: June 02, 2012, - 11:33 AM

Are you ready to sell?

Buyers are pickier, and money is tighter, but homes still need to be in move-in condition. If you're trying to sell, you need to know which improvements are worth the investment.

Updated: May 26, 2012, - 02:25 PM

State apple crop takes hit

Weather damage is less than first feared for most growers, but there are "pockets of disaster," particularly in the south.

Updated: May 25, 2012, - 11:19 PM

Designer showcase house shows dual personality

Traditional? Contemporary? This year's designer showcase home has it both ways.

Updated: May 23, 2012, - 06:13 AM

ASID Showcase Home: Legacy on the lake

This year's designer showcase home has a long history of opening its doors to the community. Now its current owners want to continue that tradition -- in 21st century style.

Updated: May 19, 2012, - 02:08 PM

Create a back-yard buffet for birds, bees

More gardeners are choosing native plants with an eye to providing habitat for birds and pollinators.

Updated: May 09, 2012, - 09:06 AM

Do you know your native plants?

Test your knowledge of native plants. Can you name these? Answers appear in the last panel.

Updated: May 08, 2012, - 03:37 PM

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