The dirt: Winter trimmings

  • Article by: LYNN UNDERWOOD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 13, 2012 - 5:15 PM

Plus: Horticulture book deals, kid-created birdfeeders

Learn to make homemade bird treats at Gertens.

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Uncommon Gardens can help you spruce up your home with decorating ideas using spruce tops, magnolia, curly willow, dogwood, birch logs and other natural materials. Winterfest is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., 5750 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. Free. Call 612-866-3033.

Hort book deals

Terrace Horticultural Books' Open House offers discounted new and used plant and gardening books as well as garden-related gifts, noon to 5 p.m. daily through Sat., 503 St. Clair Av., St. Paul. Call 651-222-5536.

For the birds

Attract birds to your back yard with a bird feeder, homemade suet and bird treats made at free Kids Bird Feeder Workshops, 1 p.m. Sat. and 1 p.m. Dec. 15, Gertens, 5500 Blaine Av., Inver Grove Heights. Kids will learn how to build a pine-cone, fruit, recycled bottle or can feeder. Call 651-450-1501.

LYNN UNDERWOOD

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