Garden

Growing Little Gardeners

There are few things more heartwarming than watching a child engage with nature. And, at schools across the White Bear Lake area, teachers have incorporated learning gardens into curriculum, encouraging students to discover connections between food systems and nature in a digestible way.

Michelle Bruhn in her garden next to leafy greens

Growing up, Michelle Bruhn was in a family of green thumbs; gardening was second nature.

leafy greens container garden

Growing salad greens in a container is an easy and fast way to jumpstart your gardening, and when the weather warms, you can move the container right outside—a la deck-side salad service.

Healthy houseplants

Caring for houseplants is easier than you think.

A plant from Costa Produce Farm & Greenhouse

Karin Costa of Costa Produce Farm & Greenhouse offers up some sage advice on creating those beautiful patio pots.

Mahtomedi resident Kristie Sward has been growing tomatoes for as long as she can remember. For her, it’s a joy. Since retiring in 2013, the former nurse practitioner has made tomato growing a full-time effort. “I’ve had a garden since I was 8,” she says.

When four White Bear Lake residents met to discuss a new gardening project in the fall of 2015, their chat led to a new addition to the community: a seed library.

You might recycle your cans and bottles or install energy-efficient LED bulbs, but have you taken extra steps to ensure that your home’s landscape is doing all it can to help the environment?

As an intensive care nurse at one of the area’s busiest hospitals for decades, Glenda Cartney spent her days tending to the sickest patients, those souls who often teetered precariously between life and death.

The English philosopher Francis Bacon once mused, “Gardening is the purest of human pleasures.” For the devoted gardener, that sentiment comes as no surprise.