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

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

Nature-friendly landscape tips

Michelle Kalantari offers ways to enhance back-yard habitat:

Updated: May 08, 2012, - 02:15 PM

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

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