Garden

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.

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.

Gloria Rice’s garden attracts and delights bees, birds, butterflies and, on one balmy midsummer day last year, a hungry hummingbird clearwing moth eager to feast on the nectar of the swamp milkweeds in Rice’s garden.

We asked the managers of Dundee Garden Center and Bachman’s to share their best tips for starting the growing season off right. Here’s what they had to say.

There’s a saying that when life hands you lemons, you should make lemonade.

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. With Earth Day coming up on April 22, it’s the right time of year to think about the other ways those rainy days can help us out.

The annual Plymouth Yard & Garden expo is a one-stop spot to help residents get geared up for the warm-weather seasons, but this year’s event has another dimension—the expo is going green.

Gardens, no matter how large or small, English or cottage, formal or whimsical, begin with a single idea. Much like their flowers and plants that start from the smallest of seeds and grow, the idea to create a garden germinates from a place of hope and inspiration.