Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Minneapolis Fling Preview: Garden of Marge Hols

One of the gardens you'll visit on the Minneapolis Fling this July is located on Summit Avenue, a street F. Scott Fitzgerald once described as the Twin Cities' "avenue of dreams." This is a historic neighborhood of impressive homes, and the garden owner, Marge Hols, lives just down the block from the Minnesota Governor's Residence.

Marge was, for about 10 years, the gardening columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and she also writes for Northern Gardener. Her garden has a relaxed, charming style, but she incorporates formal elements too.

Beautiful color combinations abound in her summer garden. 

Stay tuned for more sneak peeks in coming weeks, and remember, registration for the Minneapolis Fling opens on Monday, February 15!

Text and photos courtesy of Mary Schier, Minneapolis Fling planning committee member


  1. I am SO sorry not to be able to join in this year's Fling. Unfortunate timing: I have two groups booked for tours of my garden and can't not be there. 2017? I sure hope I'll be there -- wherever 'there' is going to be.

  2. It looks beautiful, and I can't wait to see it!

  3. Can't wait to meander through one of the beautiful Summit gardens!

  4. It looks beautiful...very excited.


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