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

Take an inside look at Jimmy Jam's former estate on Lake Minnetonka

Grammy-winning producer Jimmy Jam’s former lake home comes with pools, a theater, exercise studio, 12 garage stalls — and Janet Jackson’s guest suite.

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Using color theory when arranging flowers

Remember learning about rainbows and prisms in elementary school? You can use those same lessons when combining flowers and foliage to create a beautiful bouquet.

Updated: September 27, 2013, - 01:39 PM

Gender-identity conversation comes out of the closet

Some members of the GLBT community are challenging the norm that everyone must live as one gender or the other.

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 07:13 AM

Before & After: Owners' retreat in Orono

A sterile white master suite is transformed into an inviting romantic retreat.

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 12:55 PM

Twin Cities plant geeks connect through Facebook

A local Facebook group helps members connect for nature hikes, photo sharing and pooling their botanical brainpower.

Updated: September 17, 2013, - 06:26 PM

Edina opens historic homes to mark anniversary, discourage teardowns

Preservationists have organized an Edina Historic Home Tour. It’s billed as a celebration of the city’s 125th anniversary and a fundraiser for the Edina Historical Society, but it has another mission: to foster appreciation of Edina’s historic housing stock.

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 01:20 PM

Study: Many 'bee-friendly' plants are toxic bee killers

A recent study claims that many plants touted as “bee-friendly” are actually deadly, because they’ve been pre-treated with pesticides shown to harm and kill bees.

Updated: September 03, 2013, - 10:03 AM

Alan, Diane Page savor summer at North Woods cabin

Alan and Diane Page weren’t always on the same page when it came to weekends at the cabin – until some new ingredients changed their recipe for summer fun.

Updated: August 17, 2013, - 07:07 PM

'Hugelkultur' fosters a garden made of wood

A funny word is building buzz in some gardening circles. It’s “hugelkultur,” a growing method that employs dead wood as a “soil,” nutrient and water source, all in one.

Updated: August 13, 2013, - 03:17 PM

Minnesota 'People's House' gets a makeover

A local designer updates the lower level of the governor’s residence, transforming it from dark and gloomy to a room fit for company.

Updated: August 09, 2013, - 03:37 PM

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