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

Caleb King of Vikings is jailed in assault case

A man who allegedly teased the player at a birthday party had his skull fractured and needed 50-plus stitches.

Updated: April 28, 2012, - 09:53 PM

How to refine a rain garden

Installing a rain garden is one small step toward protecting our lakes and creeks. But many well-meaning gardeners still have a lot to learn about the technique.

Updated: April 24, 2012, - 04:03 PM

Atomic Ranch inspires rambler redux

Atomic Ranch shares its best midcentury makeovers, from sleek and modern to retro cool.

Updated: April 23, 2012, - 09:01 AM

Hey, soil sister: Atina Diffley

Atina Diffley, a "rock star" in organic farming circles, now aims to cultivate hearts and minds with her new memoir about love, loss, land and battling a pipeline.

Updated: April 18, 2012, - 08:41 AM

Portrait of author Atina Diffley

Roots: Diffley, 52, is a local pioneer in the modern organic farming movement, who with her husband, Martin, operated Gardens of Eagan, one of the first certified organic produce farms in the Midwest.

Updated: April 17, 2012, - 02:43 PM

Rookie inventor's homegrown remedy

A frustrated first-time gardener creates her own cure for the bad-melon blues. Now she's marketing it to others.

Updated: April 17, 2012, - 02:41 PM

April frost threatens Minnesota apple crop

Minnesota's apple growers are on edge after two nights of below-freezing temperatures, threatening the delicate buds that formed weeks ahead of schedule, thanks to this year's balmy March.

Updated: April 11, 2012, - 11:06 AM

Ready for spring?

The early arrival of warm weather means you can get a jump-start on lawn work and gardening chores. Just don't plant tomatoes yet.

Updated: April 10, 2012, - 07:07 PM

A guy-friendly makeover

A designer restyles a home from feminine and frilly to masculine-friendly.

Updated: April 09, 2012, - 11:49 AM

Urban gardeners team up to grow

City dwellers who want to grow their own food can find support and low-cost supplies through neighborhood hubs.

Updated: April 06, 2012, - 03:00 PM

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