Garden clubs ignite the gardening spirit, soothe the tired winter soul

I had the pleasure of speaking at two garden club meetings this week at opposite ends of the city — the Hennepin County Horticultural Society and the Dakota Gardeners. They were both lively, spirited groups with gardening enthusiasm for days! I spoke of the winter gardening turning point in my head; that moment when you…

Pining for a pine cone wreath

There is good reason Martha Stewart devoted an entire book to wreaths and wreath making. They are sublime; so festive, welcoming and beautiful. It seems that in my extended family, making a pine cone wreath is a passage to adulthood. There are several of them floating around. I am a few years behind, I guess,…