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

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

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

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