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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

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

Young rhubarb plants in a garden.

Rhubarb's tartness balances the sweetness of pie, cake, syrup and sauce. It also works as a landscape plant with its big, coarse leaves, bright red stalks, and its sheer presence as a perennial, edible crop.

Purple lilac bush.

Here’s a list of things Minnesota gardeners can be doing right now in their yards and gardens.

bee on flower

Keep your eye out for the rusty patched bumble bee. They disappeared for a while, but are being found again around urban centers in the Midwest, including the Twin Cities.

Yard and Garden News

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

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