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Your Voices
September 11, 2015
What's for dinner? Ask the garden this time of year

What's for dinner? Ask the garden this time of year

Funny that stores loaded with countless options can still leave us with a dearth of ideas.
Your Voices
August 19, 2015
The joyful noise of our Minneapolis neighborhood

The joyful noise of our Minneapolis neighborhood

The soundtrack of summer is fine with me.
Your Voices
August 5, 2015
At harvest time, a gardener's bowls carry memories and more

At harvest time, a gardener's bowls carry memories and more

Holding summer's harvest-plenty and so much more.
Your Voices
July 14, 2015
Participate in the Big Butterfly Count, a great citizen science project

Participate in the Big Butterfly Count, a great citizen science project

A great citizen science project for everyone.
Your Voices
July 2, 2015

Save the date! Master Gardener Learning Garden Tour!

Don't miss the annual Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Garden Tour on Sat., July 11.
Your Voices
June 9, 2015
In the Garden: Overrun and overwrought by rabbits

In the Garden: Overrun and overwrought by rabbits

My relationship with the rabbits in my garden has taken a dark turn.
Your Voices
May 13, 2015

Rhonda Hayes: Master gardener plant sale in Hopkins this Saturday

Grown by the masters, you'll want to get some!
Your Voices
May 5, 2015
Go on a tree treasure hunt in Minneapolis parks

Go on a tree treasure hunt in Minneapolis parks

You can spot the new trees with their green turtlenecks and colorful ribbons.
Your Voices
April 10, 2015

After a parent passes: The big clean-out (part two)

Everyday I try to make sense of his need to document every single aspect of his life.
Your Voices
March 27, 2015

After a parent passes: The big cleanout (part one)

Almost everyone has done it or will do it in the future, but even so, it's never easy.
Your Voices
February 9, 2015

Coffee shop-assisted writing

We all sit alone but together.
Your Voices
January 15, 2015

A Few Thoughts on Cold Weather, Garden Writing and Real Journalists

Here I sit tapping away about flowers, bees, trees and the like while the real journalists risk their lives bringing us the news.
Your Voices
December 20, 2014

Give 'Em What They Want?

What side of the gift giving conundrum do you fall on?
Your Voices
December 15, 2014

Become a Pollinator Hero on Tuesday! (Bee Attire Optional But Encouraged)

Join folks to support pollinators tomorrow, Tuesday, December16 at 11am at Minnesota Dept of Agriculture
Your Voices
December 6, 2014

Gardeners: Save Your Own Skin

Beat the others to this resolution and get an appointment.
Your Voices
November 6, 2014

Press One for Condolences

Taking care of business in the months after a loved one's death. It's awkward.
Your Voices
October 8, 2014
Post-Mowing Update on Lake Calhoun Trailside

Post-Mowing Update on Lake Calhoun Trailside

An interesting mix of plants appear after this summer's "mis-mowing".
Your Voices
September 5, 2014

What's With All The Bee Signs?

We may be near the end of the growing season but it's a great time to plan for a bee-safe yard.
Your Voices
August 21, 2014

Mpls Parks and Rec Answers to Lake Calhoun Mowing Fiasco

Mowing fiasco that took down native plants at Lake Calhoun explained.
Your Voices
August 11, 2014

Mild-Mannered Garden Blogger Outraged

I can't believe that all the important native plants surrounding Lake Calhoun needed to be mowed down for any reason.
Your Voices
August 2, 2014
Three Things to Know for Next Week

Three Things to Know for Next Week

Lots of things happening around the issue of protecting pollinators. What you need to know for next week.
Your Voices
July 20, 2014
Two Pollinator Events This Week

Two Pollinator Events This Week

Join the chat on Tuesday. And then party for pollinators on Thursday.
Your Voices
July 16, 2014
Top Ten Bee-Friendly Tips: #6 Leave Some Bare Soil and Debris

Top Ten Bee-Friendly Tips: #6 Leave Some Bare Soil and Debris

Not all bees live in hives. Some bees need bare soil for nesting.
Your Voices
July 10, 2014
Don't Miss it! Master Gardener "Learning Garden Tour" This Saturday!

Don't Miss it! Master Gardener "Learning Garden Tour" This Saturday!

It's that time again. The always popular and inspiring "Learning Garden Tour"!
Your Voices
July 2, 2014

FREE EVENT...Garden: A Language We Speak (Saturday, July 12)

This event is in the same neighborhood, same day as the Hennepin County Master Gardener "Learning Garden Tour". Plan to attend both!