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.
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.