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Yard and garden

Find plants

Flowers

Annuals, perennials and native flowers for northern gardens

Fruit

How to grow fruits in a northern climate

Houseplants

Light requirements, pests and diseases, forcing bulbs, fertilizing

Native plants

Native grasses, prairie plants, wildflowers and pollinator habitat

Trees and shrubs

Selecting, planting, watering, trimming, pruning, fertilizing, disease and insect pests

Vegetables

Planting and growing everything from asparagus to zucchini

How-to

Growing guides

Guides to planting, growing and caring for plants year-round

Flowers for pollinators

Grow bee lawns and pollinator friendly plants

Growing safe food

On-farm food safety, GAPs audits, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Managing soil and nutrients

Composting, soil testing, and nutrient management for home gardens

Using your harvest

Harvesting and storing fruits and vegetables, food safety, canning and preserving

Water Wisely

Practice water conservation when watering lawns, gardens, trees and shrubs

Lawns and landscapes

Landscape design

Plant selection, maintenance, environmental benefits, bee lawns, special projects

Lawn care

Planting, growing, fertilizing, watering, dethatching, repairing

Flowers for pollinators

Grow bee lawns and pollinator friendly plants

For professionals

Resources and information for pesticide applicators and people working in lawn care, landscaping and nursery and greenhouse management

Water Wisely

Practice water conservation when watering lawns, gardens, trees and shrubs

Find plants

Trees and shrubs, native grasses and flowers

Master Gardeners

Ask a Master Gardener

Master Gardeners will answer your yard and garden questions by email, in person or over the phone.

About Master Gardeners

Master Gardener volunteers promote healthy landscapes, healthy people and a healthy planet.

Become a Master Gardener volunteer

Find out how to apply to be a Master Gardener and register for the core course.

Events

Find the latest garden tours, landscaping seminars and other fun and educational activities to ignite your love of gardening this season.

News

Red and white lily-like flowers amidst other plants by a large window.

A forgotten amaryllis can surprise you with how it bounces back.

Man in winter clothing using a snowblower to remove snow from a driveway and blowing it onto a birch tree and two large spruce trees.

Weather extremes and variability during Minnesota winters can cause cold damage to plants. You can prevent some of it.

adult squash bug on leaf

Where have all the bugs gone? Both our insect friends and foes have different strategies for surviving a Minnesota winter.

Yard and Garden News

Timely information to help you care for your yard and garden.

Events

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