The dirt: Lakeshore restoration and Gertens garden seminars

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TOM WALLACE ¥ twallace@startribune.com Assignment #20012745A Slug: yard2garden061610 Date: June 3, 2010___A website started by some U of M students acts as a gardener's Craigslist, pairing people looking for space to garden with people who have space, tools, experience, etc. Claudia Dengler and her Yard2Garden pal Kelly Gaspar garden in Claudia's Minneapolis yard IN THIS PHOTO: Strawberries coming in. ORG XMIT: MIN2013070812570738

Wild Ones tour

Botanist Shirley Mah Kooyman will lead a free tour of two acres along Lake McCarrons in Roseville from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 14. The residential property features professionally maintained gardens, including a large rain garden, and 550 feet of restored lakeshore. Bring supplies for a picnic after the tour, which is sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of Wild Ones. For directions, go to www.wildones­TwinCities.org.

Keep growing

Gertens’ free upcoming summer seminars will help maximize your garden’s bounty, offer tips on growing fresh fruit and instruction on how to install a water feature.

Summer Garden Success: Tips on fertilization, watering, weeding, trimming, insect and disease control, mulching, adding supports and harvesting fruits,vegetables and herbs, 6 p.m. July 11 and 3 p.m. July 15.

Edible Landscape: Learn how to successfully grow strawberries, raspberries, grapes, currants, apples, peaches, plums and other fruit in Minnesota, 1 p.m. July 13.

Water Feature Planning: How to choose a site, plan and install a waterfall, pond or water feature, noon July 21. Gertens is at 5500 Blaine Av., Inver Grove Heights. Go to www.gertens.com or call 651-450-1501.

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