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

Straw-bale gardening can increase your yield

Poor soil? No land? Try growing in straw. That’s the advice from a farm-bred gardener who has published a book to share his methods.

Updated: April 24, 2013, - 01:54 PM

No longer saved for generations, family heirlooms are being shed

Scattered families, warp-speed lifestyles and changing tastes have resulted in a growing inventory of orphaned heirlooms — from fine china and formal furniture to old photos and love letters.

Updated: April 22, 2013, - 09:48 AM

New wing at St. Paul conservatory will house bonsai collection

Como Conservatory’s massive miniature tree collection gets a new year-round home in a new wing.

Updated: April 16, 2013, - 03:12 PM

American Craft Council show in St. Paul focuses on using craft pieces in home decor

This year’s American Craft Council Show puts craft in context – in “rooms” created by interior designers, inspired by an artist’s work.

Updated: April 13, 2013, - 03:26 PM

'Drunken' author toasts 'botany and booze'

“The Drunken Botanist” author shares her tips on growing the ingredients for fresh-tasting cocktails.

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 12:45 PM

Home of the Month winners announced

This year’s Home of the Month winners reflect their owners’ unique vision of home.

Updated: April 06, 2013, - 05:05 PM

Home improvement fair, landscape makeover sweepstakes and more

Home improvement fairWhat’s the next home-related project on your to-do list? A free South Minneapolis Housing Fair, designed to help...

Updated: April 05, 2013, - 05:38 PM

Gray is the 'color of the hour' for home interiors

No longer considered cold and dreary, gray interiors are now viewed as chic, sophisticated and even sexy.

Updated: April 02, 2013, - 04:50 PM

Macy's Flower Show now in bloom in Minneapolis

Calling this year’s Flower Show colorful is an understatement. The annual rite of spring is a riot of hues this year, in keeping with its theme, “The Painted Garden,” which draws inspiration from India.

Updated: March 27, 2013, - 04:55 PM

'Inspired House' event offers chance to talk with Twin Cities architects about remodeling

“Inspired House” event will focus on remodeling approaches – and give homeowners a chance to talk with an architect about...

Updated: March 19, 2013, - 05:27 PM

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