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

Twin Cities garden clubs retool for a new generation

With members aging and numbers dwindling, some groups are expanding their mission and methods to lure a new generation of gardeners.

Updated: June 17, 2014, - 02:46 PM

From eyesores to eye candy in Brooklyn Park

An ambitious foreclosure recovery program in Brooklyn Park has transformed some of the city's worst homes into some of its best.

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 02:25 PM

Entries sought for annual Beautiful Gardens contest

Every year, Home + Garden seeks out the best private residential gardens, then publishes the winners throughout the non-gardening season. Could one be yours?

Updated: June 13, 2014, - 02:45 PM

Is Uptown's shirtless 'condo bro' the future of real estate marketing?

What does it take to sell a condo these days? Try a sexy view, a leggy blonde — and killer abs. That’s the buzzed-about strategy one local real estate agent is using

Updated: June 07, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Evergreens? Not so much this year in the Twin Cities

Blame it on this year’s wicked winter, which left a puzzling patchwork of brown and green trees in its wake. Here's what to do with struggling specimens – and the void they leave.

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 12:15 PM

The dirt: Plant swap, rain barrels, patio prep and more

Plant swap this SaturdayNow that plants are popping, take a good, hard look at your garden. Got too many hostas...

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 03:08 PM

EcoMetro tour focuses on homes that are stylish and sustainable

Some of the hardest-working homes in the Twin Cities will be open for touring next Saturday. Homes on the revamped EcoMetro tour showcase the beauty of green living.

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 03:12 PM

Swing-era showcase in Golden Valley

Designers — and style-savvy homeowners — collaborate on a World War II-vintage house in Golden Valley for this year’s annual tour.

Updated: May 17, 2014, - 03:19 PM

Homegazing: You can have Marcia Fluer's Golden Valley cottage for $575,000

TV news pioneer Marcia Fluer’s home in Golden Valley comes with an award-winning garden.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 09:59 PM

More brides tackling DIY wedding flowers

In the Pinterest era, more brides are taking bouquet- and boutonniere-making into their own hands.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 01:37 PM

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