Fairies and more

Fairy gardens, one of the hottest trends in gardening, will be in the spotlight at Pahl’s Market during its spring open house on Saturday. In addition to fairy-garden displays, including fairy terrariums, Pahl’s has added a selection of 20 miniature “fairy” plants, as well as fairy and gnome figures, miniature homes and garden furniture.

A free seminar on fairy gardening will be held at 11 a.m. Other free seminars during the open house include “Building a Garden From Scratch” at 10 a.m., “Container Gardening” at 1 p.m. and “New and Exciting Plants for the Season” at 2 p.m. All seminars will be held in the Pahl’s Market greenhouse, 6885 160th St., Apple Valley. Greenhouse tours will be available at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; there will also be prizes and sales.


Terrarium-building workshop

Gardens under glass were big in the 1970s, and they’re making a comeback. But today’s terrariums are sleeker and more sophisticated than those from your mother’s day.

If you want to learn how to create and maintain a terrarium, Bachman’s is offering a workshop Thursday. Participants will learn about design, plus care and maintenance of the plants in this unique microclimate.

The workshop will be held 6-8 p.m. in the Heritage Room at Bachman’s on Lyndale, 6010 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. Cost is $40, which includes supplies. Register at www.bachmans.com.


Here comes the ‘junk’

Is there a wedding in your future? Want to plan a stylish one-of-a-kind event using vintage finds?

Junk Bonanza, the annual gathering for those who love artistic “junk,” is returning this week with its first wedding “lab,” featuring displays and ideas for vintage-inspired nuptials.

The lab will offer wedding-specific resources from Bonanza vendors, as well as local sources specializing in vintage display of flowers, decor, rentals and other categories. Bonanza founder Ki Nassauer, editor in chief of the new Flea Market Style Weddings magazine, also will be on hand to offer tips on everything from tabletop decor to party favors.

Junk Bonanza, now in its eighth year, will showcase 140 juried vendors of antiques, architectural salvage and artisan-repurposed vintage pieces. The event will be held Thursday through Saturday at Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd. in Shakopee. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $9. An Early Bird ticket, which allows entrance two hours early on Thursday, plus admission Friday and Saturday, is $25. For more information, visit www.junkbonanza.com.