The Dirt: Stillwater home and garden show, fairy gardens and Ambergate e-catalog

  • Updated: March 19, 2013 - 5:24 PM

Kids can learn how to care for seedlings at Gertens.

Fairy-size

Miniature gardens are so popular that Bachman’s created a fairy-garden-themed room in the Spring Ideas House opening April 4. Learn how to design a mini-scape at a Bachman’s workshop covering topics such as appropriate plants, accessories and care tips. The workshop is from 2 to 4 p.m. April 6 at Bachman’s, 6010 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. Cost is $50 and includes materials to design a mini-garden to take home. Register at www.bachmans.com or call 612-861-7311.

East metro H&G show

Get a head start on your upcoming projects at the Stillwater Home and Garden Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Rutherford Elementary, 115 Rutherford Rd., Stillwater. The free show features more than 80 booths, prize drawings and kids’ activities. For information, call 651-439-4001.

Kids seed starting

Kids who have a passion for gardening can learn how to plant and care for seeds and seedlings at a Gertens free Seed Starting workshop at 1 p.m. Sat., 5500 Blaine Av. Inver Grove Heights. Kids will take home seedlings and find out how to prepare them for spring planting. Call 651-450-1501.

Ambergate e-catalog

Have you been waiting for your Ambergate Gardens 2013 perennial catalog? The Chaska nursery is no longer printing a booklet version of the catalog because of rising costs. However, you can view and download the complete perennial catalog, which has a greater number of color photos, at www.ambergate-gardens.com.

Used books and more

You never know what kind of used garden books you’ll find at the Terrace Horticultural Books spring open house, March 23-30, 503 St. Clair Av., St. Paul. The event also offers new books, periodicals, garden artifacts, collectibles, art and gifts. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 651-222-5536.

Fruit tree how-to

Fruit tree owners can get hands-on experience and learn how to maintain the health of their trees at a Fruit Tree Pruning workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat. at Dodge Nature Center, 365 W. Marie Av., West St. Paul. It covers optimal fruit production and tree longevity, maintenance minimization, ease of harvest and pesticide applications.

During the outdoor session, students will work on trees using hand pruners, handsaws and pole saws. The workshop is $30 and offered by the Minnesota Project’s Fruits of the City program. To register, go to http://fruittreepruning_fotc.eventbrite.com or call 651-789-3321.

LYNN UNDERWOOD

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