The Dirt: "Beauty in a Briefcase"

  • Article by: LYNN UNDERWOOD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 16, 2013 - 3:18 PM

Door to door nursery

In the 1800s, gardeners ordered plants from traveling nurserymen, not from the local garden centers we have today. The brightly colored illustrations of peonies, lilies, strawberries and other plants used to entice home growers are part of the “Beauty in a Briefcase” exhibit displayed in several locations at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum through Oct. 13. You also can eat lunch amid the botanical artwork until May 31 in the Oswald Center Restaurant Gallery. The arboretum is at 3675 Arboretum Dr. in Chaska. Admission is $12 for adults; free for members and ages 12 and under. Call 952-443-1400.

 

Gathering of growers

Pahl’s Market pros will help you plan your garden at the Spring Open House, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 6885 106th St., Apple Valley. Included are free seminars on garden design, fairy and container gardening, a preview of new plant introductions, prizes and greenhouse tours. Call 952-431-4345.

 

Rose care

Not sure how to “lift” your tender roses when the weather warms up? Members of the Minnesota Rose Society will demonstrate lifting techniques from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. They’ll also show how to plant bare-root roses from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr. in Chaska. Programs are free with admission of $12 for adults; free for members and ages 12 and under. Call 952-443-1400.

 

 

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