Welcome to my blog! I’m Mary Schier, and I am a lucky gardener. I’m a freelance writer/editor and one of my jobs is editing Northern Gardener, the magazine of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society and the only magazine devoted exclusively to cold-climate gardening. I’m also the author of the new book, The Northern Gardener: From Apples to Zinnias, a book of garden wisdom for cold-climate gardeners.

I recently moved from a large garden near a wild area in Northfield, Minnesota, to a small city lot in St. Paul. My current yard has almost no garden—but that is about to change!

I’ve been blogging since 2007, and love connecting with gardeners from all over the North.  Thanks for visiting my blog.