The Dirt: Gardening news and notes

  • Article by: LYNN UNDERWOOD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 19, 2013 - 3:31 PM

Moss baskets galore

Get a jump start on spring at Pahl’s Market Moss Basket Days. Garden center pros will help you choose a wire basket and plants for your arrangement. Leave the basket in the greenhouse and the market’s staff will water and fertilize the plants. Pick it up by Mother’s Day. Moss Basket Days are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 2, 5 and 9 at 6885 W. 60th St., Apple Valley. Receive a $5 coupon if you return a previously used wire basket from Pahl’s. Reservations required for this popular event. Call 952-431-4345 or e-mail info@pahls.com.

 

Outdoor living

Planning to design and build an outdoor retreat? Gertens will hold a free paver and wall block seminar with how-to instructions at noon Saturday, 5500 Blaine Av., Inver Grove Heights. Call 651-450-1501.

 

Welcome wildlife

Learn how to plant a mix of trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses to attract more birds and wildlife to your yard this spring and summer. The Minnesota State Horticultural Society will hold a class called “Designing Your Landscape for Wildlife” from 6 to 8 p.m. March 5, 2705 Lincoln Dr., Roseville. Cost is $22; $17 for members. Register at www.northerngardener.org or call 651-643-3601.

LYNN UNDERWOOD

 

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