Garden

Someone plants a plant at Plymouth's community garden.

Since the late 1990s, Plymouth has been home to a community garden, where residents and non-residents alike can rent individual plots to grow herbs, vegetables and annual flowers each season.

Metro Blooms, Blue Thumb, lawn care, yard care, eco-friendly

Everyone wants their yard and garden to look beautiful and enhance the aesthetics of their home. And who doesn’t want to contribute to a healthy ecosystem?

Jennifer Ehlert, Metro Blooms, Blue Thumbs, pollinators, gardening, eco-friendly garden

Jennifer Ehlert, installation project manager for Metro Blooms/Blue Thumb, offers tips for a garden that looks great and supports pollinators.

Plymouth resident Rebecca Chesin, a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) who lives in Plymouth and practices in Minnetonka, believes in the power of gardening with native plants.

The Minnesota Water Garden Society, which marked its 20th year last summer, exists to help people enjoy water gardening. The society’s biggest public-outreach event is in an annual tour of metro-area gardens.

Mary Ellen Becker’s training as a master gardener helps her answer tough questions about plants and more.

We’re a few months into winter and Debbi Soeffker and Randy Mayer's geraniums lay dormant, waiting to be repotted and replanted for the spring. With a little more than 40 geranium plants, you could even say that the Plymouth couple’s hobby has grown through the years.

Sandra Lester, a Hennepin County Master Gardener, bought her Plymouth home in 1967, seven years after it was built in an open field.

Get kids excited about gardening with these tools designed just for them. The following recommendations are from Dundee Nursery.

Small bow rakes: Bow rakes are useful for leveling the soil in your garden after you’ve tilled it with the necessary prep materials. $6

As you begin your garden, the right tools can help you get off to a good start. John Henning at Dundee Nursey in Plymouth shares advice on what you need to start a strong garden.

Warm weather brings budding trees and flowering plants, and who doesn’t want to feel the pride of taking care of a lovely garden? Before you can harvest tomatoes or bring geraniums outdoors, you’ll need to make sure your soil and supplies are all in order.

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