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In the Yard
September 11, 2015
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.
August 19, 2015
The joyful noise of our Minneapolis neighborhood
The soundtrack of summer is fine with me.
August 5, 2015
At harvest time, a gardener's bowls carry memories and more
Holding summer's harvest-plenty and so much more.
July 14, 2015
Participate in the Big Butterfly Count, a great citizen science project
A great citizen science project for everyone.
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.
June 9, 2015
In the Garden: Overrun and overwrought by rabbits
My relationship with the rabbits in my garden has taken a dark turn.
May 13, 2015
Rhonda Hayes: Master gardener plant sale in Hopkins this Saturday
Grown by the masters, you'll want to get some!
May 5, 2015
Go on a tree treasure hunt in Minneapolis parks
You can spot the new trees with their green turtlenecks and colorful ribbons.
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.
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.
February 9, 2015
Coffee shop-assisted writing
We all sit alone but together.
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.
December 20, 2014
Give 'Em What They Want?
What side of the gift giving conundrum do you fall on?
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
December 6, 2014
Gardeners: Save Your Own Skin
Beat the others to this resolution and get an appointment.
November 6, 2014
Press One for Condolences
Taking care of business in the months after a loved one's death. It's awkward.
October 8, 2014
Post-Mowing Update on Lake Calhoun Trailside
An interesting mix of plants appear after this summer's "mis-mowing".
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.
August 21, 2014
Mpls Parks and Rec Answers to Lake Calhoun Mowing Fiasco
Mowing fiasco that took down native plants at Lake Calhoun explained.
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.
August 2, 2014
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.
July 20, 2014
Two Pollinator Events This Week
Join the chat on Tuesday. And then party for pollinators on Thursday.
July 16, 2014
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.
July 10, 2014
Don't Miss it! Master Gardener "Learning Garden Tour" This Saturday!
It's that time again. The always popular and inspiring "Learning Garden Tour"!
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!
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