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Garden Hopping In Minnesota

I was in Minneapolis over the weekend visiting relatives. My brother-in-law Steve is a forest entomologist, his wife Jeanie is a weed scientist, and I'm a perennial guy. When we are at a garden, he's looking up, I'm looking down,…

Fall…Into Brookside Gardens

Though Brookside Gardens is beautiful any time of the year, it shines in early fall, with remnants of summer color and unique experiences specific to this season. Enjoy Emily's photo journal of a walk through Brookside in September.

Here’s Hillwood A Public Garden

Take a step back in time with a visit to Hillwood Museum, the former home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, now open to the public. Emily highlights her favorite part, the surrounding gardens.

We’re Thankful for Public Gardens, and YOU

Of course we're thankful for our loyal customers, and blog-readers wherever they may be.   But with the recent threats in funding to the National Arboretum, we thought it might be a good time to appreciate public gardens wherever they may…

Brookside Gardens In Montgomery County

Gardening Basics: Local Public Gardens

Simply Put: Local Public Gardens A couple of the Behnke staff went to Swarthmore College near Philadelphia  recently to attend a perennial conference. We also walked around the Swarthmore Campus (which hosts the Scott Arboretum) and spent an afternoon at…

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