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

Enchanted with fairy gardens

Fairy gardening is casting its spell on local landscapes as a way to make the most of small spaces -- and to charm the grandkids.

Updated: September 05, 2012, - 11:09 AM

Historic homes open their doors

The Summit Hill House Tour is one of the most popular historic home tours in the nation. This year, it's offering something new -- times two.

Updated: September 01, 2012, - 01:04 PM

Cordwood makes a comeback

An old building method is finding new fans who appreciate its rustic look, eco-friendly features and thrifty character.

Updated: August 27, 2012, - 09:13 AM

Party host is queen of themes

A retired kindergarten teacher now channels her creativity into hosting pull-out-the-stops theme parties for her neighbors.

Updated: August 14, 2012, - 04:06 PM

The "Queen of Themes" hostess tips

Want to throw a great party without going broke?

Updated: August 14, 2012, - 02:41 PM

Heirloom seeds: Kernels of history

A rare archive of ancient seeds harvested by American Indians are preserved -- and planted -- at the Science Museum.

Updated: August 08, 2012, - 12:45 PM

Contemporary condo gets an Old World makeover

Clean, simple lines didn't work for Dennis McGraw after he moved into his Minneapolis condo -- because they clashed with his traditional furniture.

Updated: August 04, 2012, - 05:16 PM

Beautiful Gardens contest winners

Spring sprouted early this year, bringing a bumper crop of nominations in our annual Beautiful Gardens contest. Here are the winners out of nearly 150 entries.

Updated: July 19, 2012, - 09:25 AM

Ponds just go with the flow

Water plays many roles in the landscape, from swimming ponds and waterfalls to eco-friendly rain-harvesting systems. Two upcoming pond tours...

Updated: July 17, 2012, - 06:39 PM

Infestation is driving us all a little buggy

Japanese beetles are here. There isn't an "easy solution," but try these tactics.

Updated: July 17, 2012, - 03:32 PM

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