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

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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