The Dirt: Edible landscapes and rain gardens

  • Article by: LYNN UNDERWOOD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 5, 2013 - 6:33 PM

Rainy day gardens

Find out why rain gardens are all the rage. Learn the benefits, what plants to use and how to design a rain garden, 1 p.m. Saturday, Gertens, 5500 Blaine Av., Inver Grove Heights. Free. Call 651-450-1501.

Healthy eats

Edible plants can look beautiful in your flower beds as well as become the ingredients for your favorite dishes. Emily Tepe, author of “The Edible Landscape,” will give tips on creating a looky landscape with plants, such as tomatoes, often relegated to the far corner of the yard. The class is part of the Sustainable Yard series, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska. Cost is $38 for members; $50 for nonmembers. To register, call 952-443-1422.

Orange punch

Vibrant orange can really add pizazz to a garden. Learn about popular orange perennial and annuals and how to pair them with other colors, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Minnesota State Horticultural Society, 2705 Lincoln Dr., Rose­ville. Cost $20; $15 members. Call 651-643-3601.

LYNN UNDERWOOD

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