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

Beautiful Gardens winners announced

From veggies to waterfalls to “mudmen,” this year's top picks in our annual Beautiful Gardens contest are a sight to behold.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 03:34 PM

It's a guy thing: More young men dig into gardening

Today’s fervent green thumb is not your mom, but men in their 20s and 30s who are growing their own veggies for grilling and hops for home-brews.

Updated: July 22, 2014, - 02:51 PM

Homegazing: Restored 1880s Victorian in St. Anthony Park

One of St. Anthony Park’s oldest houses, built in the late 1880s, has been painstakingly restored, inside and out.

Updated: July 19, 2014, - 02:54 PM

Winter tramples on Minn. grape crop; losses range from 0-80%

About 30 percent of the wine-grape crop on Minnesota's nearly 50 bonded wineries is missing in action. But connoisseurs who have developed a taste for Minnesota-grown wine likely won’t notice any difference in taste.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 06:59 AM

Golden Valley movie buff designs his ideal screening room

The challenge: Movie buff John Kluchka wanted to turn an unfinished storage room in his lower level into a state-of-the-art home theater. “I wanted a great place to watch movies,” he said.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 02:08 PM

Restoring a historic house in old St. Paul

One of the Twin Cities' oldest houses begins its next chapter with fresh caretakers. For them, it's a project, a “treasure hunt” and a jewel to be polished.

Updated: June 29, 2014, - 06:51 AM

Have balcony, will garden

Balcony and rooftop gardeners battle wind and sun, but these intimate little landscapes offer sweet rewards. Many longtime gardeners are trading big earthen plots for patio pots.

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 01:07 PM

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

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