About this Blog

My Northfield garden in winter

Thank your for stopping by! My Northern Garden is a blog for sharing ideas and experiences with people who grow vegetables, shrubs, trees and flowers in USDA Zones 2-5. My Northern Garden has been around since 2007—almost 10 years! It extends the work I do as editor of Northern Gardener magazine, the official publication of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society, and as author of a new book from the Minnesota Historical Society Press, The Northern Gardener: From Apples to Zinnias, available in November 2017.

You’ll find lots of content here about my old garden in Northfield, Minnesota, and stories about starting a new garden in the city.  I hope you enjoy the information!

For landscape industry professionals, I will accept items to review. Please contact me directly through the contact button.

2 Replies to “About this Blog”

  1. Re: Weed Of the week,May 1st Stinging nettel, These plants love my rich soil on my farm. I soon learned to ignore the stinging. I just realized that, it must affect people differently. However it is an excellent addition to any soup,chicken miso,etc. Nettles have been part of my flower gardens for 30 years,I used to eat my mean chickens , I also eat my mean weeds. Mary in Eleva

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