Garden

children with chicken

“If you had told me 10 years ago that I would become a chicken lady with a 3,000-square-foot garden, I would have told you [that] you were crazy,” Emily Bretzel says. “When we bought our house, we were simply looking for a beautiful outdoor space.

The Toronto Botanical Garden

Incorporate gardens and nature into your travels.

A person prunes a tree.

Spring tree-trimming tips from a local arborist.

A pink plant from Tonkadale Greenhouse, voted Best Florist in our Best of Lake Minnetonka 2019 readers' choice survey.

Indoor houseplants occupy the sweet spot of relaxing hobby and enviable aesthetic, so it’s no surprise they’ve taken over social media.

A close up photo of a flower at Noerenberg Gardens

We asked photographer Nancy Cohodes to tell us about “Close Up,” which received first place in our Wildlife & Nature category.

Lynn Messman of Gardens by Lynn Minnetonka decorates a container garden

Lynn Messman of Gardens by Lynn demonstrates some easy tips to assemble your own container garden.

A container garden by Gardens by Lynn

Most people plant annuals in their containers, but perennials are also something to consider.

Lynn Messman of Gardens by Lynn Minnetonka

Winter is finally over, but is it time to plant outside? Not yet, according to Lynn Messman, owner of Gardens by Lynn in Minnetonka.

Two people place garden trimmings into a paper bag.

Fall is the perfect time to start getting a garden ready for winter.

Ralph Bashioum is a plastic surgeon by day and avid gardener and nurseryman by night, weekend—and just about any other time he can escape to his teeming yard. To Bashioum, the hobby is a pleasant respite and a natural extension of his day job.

Spring ushers in all sorts of good things, especially budding trees and blooming flowers. But not all new plant life is necessarily good—take garlic mustard, for example.

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