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Mary Schier
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Mary Lahr Schier

Author, editor, blogger, gardener

Mary Lahr Schier knows the joys and trials of cold-climate gardeners. As editor of Northern Gardener, the magazine of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society, Mary has spent more than a decade discovering the best tips and techniques for growing great vegetables and flowers in the North, techniques she has used in her own gardens. She combined those ideas with advice from experienced gardeners of the past to write The Northern Gardener: From Apples to Zinnias (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2017), an informative and entertaining guide for gardeners of all levels. Mary is available to speak to groups on gardening and the history of horticulture in Minnesota.

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