Landscaping and Gardening

The Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards are the premier awards for the remodeling industry. Minnesota awards a CotY Award for excellence in a variety of categories including whole house, historical renovation, kitchen, bath, addition, and more. Read more

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Marilyn Garber

photographs by Debra Van De Weghe

Ever wanted to create botanical art? The Minnesota School of Botanical Art, one of only a handful nationwide, blossoms into its 20th season. Read more

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Inventive Design Dinning Room

Photos by Steve Henke

Featuring the best of local architecture, check out the winners of this year's Residential Architects Vision & Excellence awards. Read more

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Ladyfern Flowers

Ellen Gustafson Photography

Where to buy sustainably-sourced blooms as the "slow flowers" movement grows around Minnesota. Read more

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MN State Fair Healing Garden

Courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair

In case you forgot, the Fair wasn’t always about fried foods on a stick. Read more

Arts & Culture

Ornamental Grasses

Illustrations by Nina Chakrabarti

A visit to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum yields grasses that can be showoffs in the garden year-round. Read more

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Madre Cacti Co.

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

The larger space showcases more desert plants to choose from, including a wider range of cactus species and leafy tropicals. Read more

Shop & Style

Nguyen Architects residential landscaping

Photo by Tan Nguyen

Presenting the winners of the Residential Architects Vision & Excellence awards. Read more

Home & Design

Collage of outdoor furniture.

Photos courtesy of Anthropologie (Cahoon); Nomade Tulum (hotel)

Made to weather the elements, these outdoor pieces look great inside and out. Read more

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Erik Hamline

Photos by Caitlin Abrams

How do you transport the stark beauty of the desert to our patch of tundra? First, get a truck. Read more

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Como Park Conservatory

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

Summer is in full bloom and so are the flowers in local gardens and greenhouses. Read more

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Whether you're Martha Stuart, or you've never so much as kept a cactus alive, Twin Cities greenhouses have your houseplant needs covered. Read more

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From lawn care to fairy gardens, here are some of the best gardening resources in the Twin Cities. Read more

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