The dirt: Garden preparation

  • Article by: LYNN UNDERWOOD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 8, 2013 - 4:23 PM

Plus: A touch of the tropics

Winter is the best time to start planning your spring garden. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum offers a wide variety of horticulture classes on topics such as working with seeds, growing a sustainable landscape and choosing native perennials. Classes meet on Saturdays beginning Jan. 26 at the arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska. Cost is $50 per class; $38 for members. Save on the cost when you bundle a series. To register, go to www.arboretum.umn.edu/gardening.aspx or call 952-443-1422.

Touch of the tropics

Create a tropical floral arrangement to brighten your winter-weary home at Bachman's Floral Design Workshop, 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 19, 6010 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. Cost is $40 and includes Fuji mums, Birds of Paradise, anthurium and assorted greens and twigs for the arrangement. Register at www.bachmans.com or call 612-861-7311.

 

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