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

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

Edible Estate art project in Woodbury now producing food

A garden/art project in Woodbury, dubbed Edible Estate, is now producing food – and bringing neighbors together.

Updated: August 07, 2013, - 09:08 AM

Dinkytown landmark closes its doors

House of Hanson has been a U neighborhood fixture since 1932. It will be torn down to make way for a multiuse development.

Updated: August 05, 2013, - 11:24 AM

Homegazing: You can have this remodeled Mendota Heights lake home for $950,000

Handy homeowners turned their ‘50s rambler into a romantic retreat using vintage architectural finds — and tons of stone.

Updated: July 30, 2013, - 06:05 PM

Beautiful Gardens winners announced

The gorgeous landscapes chosen in this year’s Beautiful Gardens contest reflect a fresh variety of styles.

Updated: July 30, 2013, - 04:47 PM

Rooftop garden at St. Paul Children's aims to help the healing

With its interactive sculptures and kid-safe plants, the new rooftop garden at Children’s Hospital in St. Paul offers a refuge for patients and their parents.

Updated: July 17, 2013, - 10:33 AM

Homegazing: You can have this well-preserved homestead for $449,900

A vintage farmhouse with a long history has been moved twice – once by horse – and now rests in a suburban enclave. But its real age remains a bit of a mystery.

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 08:21 PM

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