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

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

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

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