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Rhonda Hayes is a garden writer, photographer and blogger. She also volunteers as a Hennepin County Master Gardener. Rhonda chronicles her gardening adventures and advice at her award-winning blog, The Garden Buzz. She is a frequent contributor to Northern Gardener magazine and the Star Tribune Home + Garden section. At Your Voices, she writes about life around the city lakes, occasionally veering off the garden path with essays on the silly and serious issues of the day.

Freezing? Visit a Greenhouse or Conservatory.

Posted by: Rhonda Hayes Updated: December 24, 2013 - 11:01 AM

While I'm busy entertaining all the folks and a bad cough, I'm offering a tip for the remainder of the holidays. Glasshouses like that at Marjorie Neely Conservatory at the Como Zoo and other similar facilities in the area are a great way to escape winter if just for a few hours. Step into one of these wonders on a frigid day like today; see green things growing, feel the warm air and smell the damp soil and it goes a long ways in chasing the winter blues away.

In keeping with the same theme here's the link to another one of my Home Depot guest blogs. This post isn't selling anything, just reminiscing about a time when I was lucky enough to have a backyard greenhouse of my own.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my readers.


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