Bring your children, bring your mom! Come see the Daffodil Society of Minnesota’s Spring Show with over 600 daffodil blooms in all sizes, shapes and colors. Yes, daffodils come in combinations of white, yellow, pink, orange and almost red. It is a judged competitive show of cut blooms, and daffodil photography will also be displayed. Non-members are invited to exhibit—bring some daffodil blooms from your yard. Special opportunities for kids to enter. Family friendly.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bachman’s on Lyndale - The Heritage Room
6010 Lyndale Avenue South
Free to attend
Today is the last day for the Friends School Plant Sale and all plants are 30% off! I went to this sale Friday and was completely amazed at the selection of plants available. I was also impressed that the prices were quite reasonable. 30% off is a great deal. Time to stock up on annuals, perennials, cacti/succulents, fruits/veggies, trees/shrubs and even some rare and exotic varieties of plants! Click here for discussion on what’s still left.
Friends School Plant Sale
State Fair Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave N
St Paul, MN 55108
The Minnesota Bonsai Society Mother’s Day Bonsai Show is a unique opportunity to see privately owned bonsai. Bonsai are ‘trees in pots’ and are an ancient art form from Japan that blends artistic vision and horticultural expertise. Each bonsai represents nature in miniature and creates appreciation for the aesthetic of great age and rugged form.
May 12, 2013
Como Conservatory – Bonsai Room
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN 55103
Free, donations accepted
The Friends School Plant Sale will host many free gardening workshops Saturday May 11th including:
- Bonsai Tips and Demos
- Building a Wild Bee Nest
- City Beekeeping
- Gardening for Bees
- Growing Your Own Mushrooms
- Saving Seeds
- Worm Composting
See page 5 of this document for more information
The annual Friends School Plant Sale is held Mother’s Day weekend at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand. Over 2,300 varieties of plants will be on sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 10-12, 2013. This sale is seriously impressive. It’s unbelievable the variety of plants available and the prices are really competitive. They stock a full line of annuals, perennials, climbing plants, native wildflowers, and vegetables, with selected water plants, roses, and trees and shrubs.
Click to view a catalog of what will be available and click here to see what’s new.
Entirely volunteer-run, the Friends School Plant Sale has become a Twin Cities institution with loyal fans. You can become a volunteer (which gives the added incentive of being able to shop at the pre-sale Thursday event).
City Pages has just relesased their annual Best of the Twin Cities Lists. Be sure to take a look at the following local lists next time you need to know the best bike trail, best beer list, best pet store, best place to take out of town guests, best street artist and a heck of a lot more.
The berries class is back for all of you who missed it in the past!
Would you like fresh berries on your cereal or mixed into your pancakes? Learn about selecting a growing site, the berries that grow well in our area (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries), common diseases and how to preserve your produce.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
1222 4th St. SE
Spring is here and your seeds can’t wait to get started! On Saturday, March 30th and Saturday, April 6th, between 11am to 1pm, come stop by the Greater Frogtown Community Development Corporation (GFCDC) 533 Dale st N in Saint Paul for 15 or 20 minutes and take a peek at a fun way to start you seeds in the snow (or without snow if it’s all gone by then). Winter sowing is easy and the results are astounding! All you need to bring is a clean, clear plastic container (a 1 gallon milk jug works well). If you have seeds, bring them along, if not, no problem, we will have a few extra to share.
Saturday, March 30 & April 6
Greater Frogtown Community Development Corporation (GFCDC)
533 Dale st N
The Hennepin County Library System has two free classes coming up to help you grow your own veggies. Choose from the following options:
Small Space Vegetable Gardening: You can create highly productive flower and vegetable gardens in small spaces. Learn to plan your space, use trellises, containers, wide-row or square-row, rounded beds and raised beds.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy.
Brooklyn Center, 55430
Advanced Vegetable Gardening: Learn how to read seed packets and plant tags, when to plant cool- and warm-season vegetables, which fertilizers work best for growth and production, and how intercropping and successive plantings of common vegetables help utilize available garden space.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Pierre Bottineau Library
55 Broadway St. NE
Come and see a selection of the enormous variety of orchids during their peak bloom season from the members of the Orchid Society of Minnesota. Flowers range from minute to as large as eight inches across! Inflorescences can have a single flower or a dozens of flowers. Plants are arranged by related genera into categories showing their unique foliage and colorful flowers as only orchids can do. Members will be available to answer questions and provide advice about growing and successfully blooming orchid plants, plus, a variety of orchid plants will be available for purchase in the garden center.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
10 am – 5 pm
Bachman’s on Lyndale
6010 Lyndale Av S
The Heritage Room