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
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 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 Register online
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
Minneapolis, 55413 Register online
Now is about the time when everyone in the Twin Cities is dying for a sign of spring. Mother Nature isn’t providing us with any signs but at least Macy’s has come to our rescue. March 24-April 7, Macy’s Downtown Minneapolis will host their annual flower show. This year’s theme is “The Painted Garden.”
Drenched in a spectacular palette of colors, this year’s show evokes the inspiring architecture and vibrant spirit of south Asia.
March 24 to April 7, 2013
Open during store hours
If you ever thought of joining a community garden in the Twin Cities, I bet this documentary will convince you to next year!
Throughout Washington, D.C., people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities are gardening side by side, growing vegetables, fruits and flowers in community gardens. Some are looking for basic sustenance, others for a way to remember their homelands, still others for a place to find a respite from their troubles. Through the voices of young people, senior citizens, immigrants, garden volunteers and educators, A Community of Gardeners explores the vital role of seven urban community gardens as sources of fresh, nutritious food, outdoor classrooms, places of healing, links to immigrants’ native countries, centers of social interaction, and oases of beauty and calm in inner-city neighborhoods. The film also looks back on the history of community gardens in the United States, from the potato patch farms of the late 19th century, to the victory gardens of World War II, to community gardening’s current renaissance.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
7pm Eastside Co-Op
2551 Central Avenue NE
Join Master Gardner Abby Davis as she demonstrates how to preserve your summer harvest for enjoyment during the winter months! This seminar will focus on drying and preserving a variety of garden goodies, with particular attention to herbs, tomatoes, and peppers. Abby will talk about how to use a dehydrator, how to store the produce after drying, and many delicious possibilities for using it in recipes.
Abby Davis is a Master Gardner and has worked seasonally in professional horticulture for a decade. An avid gardener for more than thirty years, she is particularly interested in new techniques, products, and cultivars. She plants a private test garden each summer in addition to working in horticulture and customer service at Bachman’s on Lyndale.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Bachman’s on Lyndale – Heritage Room