KARE 11 Backyard Landscape Renovation Nearing Completion

Reveal should be week of July 23rd - stay tuned!

KARE 11 Backyard Landscape Renovation Nearing Completion

Wednesday, July 9th:  The folks at the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) and KARE 11 can hardly contain themselves.  We can see the light at the end of the tunnel – or rather Backyard!  The fence is being painted this week.  Southview Design’s crew will be back in KARE 11’s Backyard during the […]

The Fireplace is Just About Done

After a brief setback due to the weather, we are on track

The Fireplace is Just About Done

After the torrential rains of the past several days, the fireplace is looking good.  Jason from Twin City Fireplace & Stone said the last few finishing touches should be done on Monday.  Then the pergola will go in. These large pieces of stone will be artistically cut for the fireplace….hint:  look at the top of […]

A Long-blooming Perennial for any Minnesota Garden

Happy Little Yellow Flowers

A Long-blooming Perennial for any Minnesota Garden

This perennial is one to seriously consider for your Minnesota gardens.  What’s not to like?!  Coreopsis ‘Zagreb’ has the unfortunate common name of Tickseed but it is a beautiful plant that will bloom from June to September with a little deadheading along the way.  Zagreb and all of the other cultivars of Coreopsis have a […]

KARE 11 water feature and pavers

The KARE11 Backyard water feature has a bubbler boulder at the headwaters that is over 5,000 lbs.  The boulder is from Oklahoma, brought in by Denny Sandin from The Mill Pond.  Denny is also crafting a copper tree to go atop the boulder when the water feature construction is complete.  Take a look at the […]

Fireplace is Taking Center Stage This Week!

In spite of the weather

Fireplace is Taking Center Stage This Week!

Southview and Twin City Fireplace & Stone are working side-by-side this week in the KARE11 Backyard.  Click here to watch the live stream camera each day as the landscape elements start to take shape in the Backyard.  Just look for the “Watch” icon on the upper left side of the KARE11 website.  Of course, it’s […]

Pavers and More

Permeable Pavers for the KARE11 Backyard

Pavers and More

A big thank you to our friends at Anchor Block for the permeable pavers and retaining wall block.  They have been great partners in the KARE11/Builders Association of the Twin Cities project.  Check out the Anchor website for a look at other pavers and retaining wall block in a variety of colors and styles.  There […]

KARE11 Water Feature

Bubbling Rock and Stream

KARE11 Water Feature

KARE11’s meteorologist, Laura Betker, and another cameraman came out to document the bubbling rock’s journey from the parking lot to the Backyard.  At over 5,000 lbs, moving the rock into place took some time.  It took a lot of teamwork but the water feature is starting to take shape.  To watch the goings-on in the […]

Pond Delivery Day

The Mill Pond delivers Pond parts to KARE11

Pond Delivery Day

Wednesday, June 4th – Denny Sandin from The Mill Pond in Montrose delivered the Pond parts to KARE11 today.  The bubbling rock has been drilled from top to  bottom – you can just see the holes at the top.  The rock is over 5000 lbs!  The scale at The Mill Pond goes up to 5000 […]

KARE11 Backyard Project – Southview Starts

Team: BATC, KARE11, and Southview Design

KARE11 Backyard Project - Southview Starts

Saturday, May 31st – After a week of deconstruction and debris removal by Better Futures and All Metro Excavating, the electricians and plumbers had their turn putting in lines for the new Backyard.  The concrete landing, walkway, and steps just outside the studio door the meteorologists and guests use will be heated during the winter.  […]

Edible Gardens Making a Comeback

Put vegetables and herbs in your existing landscape

Edible Gardens Making a Comeback

When you shop for flowers, consider buying a few edibles. It’s not necessary to designate a spot in your yard for a vegetable garden.  You can easily incorporate edibles into your yard, gardens, or containers. Why put edibles in your landscape?  Three good reasons top the list: Vegetables straight out of the garden just taste […]

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