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Rhonda Hayes is a garden writer, photographer and blogger. She also volunteers as a Hennepin County Master Gardener. Rhonda chronicles her gardening adventures and advice at her award-winning blog, The Garden Buzz. She is a frequent contributor to Northern Gardener magazine and the Star Tribune Home + Garden section. At Your Voices, she writes about life around the city lakes, occasionally veering off the garden path with essays on the silly and serious issues of the day.

Got Saturday Plans?

Posted by: Rhonda Hayes Updated: July 13, 2012 - 5:31 PM

 If you're still not sure what your Saturday holds in store, maybe this will convince you to join our 5th annual Learning Garden Tour. Watch WCCO Saturday morning from 8-9 am to see a sneak peek at one of our beautiful gardens.

Meleah Maynard's garden is an enchanting oasis in the middle of the city. Soothing water, serene foliage, beautiful blooms and delicious veggies all in a small urban space. Meleah is not only an Extension Master Gardener but the author of 

 

Decoding Gardening Advice: The Science Behind the 100 Most Common Recommendations

She is just one of many Master Gardeners you'll find at our eleven gardens ready to answer your all your yard and garden questions.

 

 
Here's the press release with all the details. Hope to see you there!
 
Don’t miss the annual Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Garden Tour on July 14 from 9 am to 4 pm!
Visit eleven beautiful Minneapolis area gardens, designed and maintained by Master Gardener volunteers. This tour offers an exciting array of garden styles and techniques, all located within a convenient route.
From adorable cottage to grand estate there’s inspiration and information for everyone on a variety of topics. Here’s just a sampling….
·      Seed Trial Gardens
·      Low-Mow to No-Mow Lawns
·      Vegetable Growing Strategies
·      Rain gardens and rain barrels
·      Shoreline Restoration
·      Landscaping with Native Plants
·      Creating Outdoor Rooms
·      Benefits of Living Mulch
Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to answer all gardening questions. On-site demonstrations provide an educational dimension, for both beginning and advanced gardeners, not found on other garden tours.
The popular Garden Shed boutique will feature garden related crafts, concrete leaves and stepping-stones, gardening books and other items.
Price: Tickets are $15 per person prior to the event, $20 the day of the tour. Tickets can be ordered online with a credit card at www.hennepinmastergardeners.org. Or stop by the HCMG office located at 479 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie. Or call Terry at 612.596.2130 for more information.
Admission includes entry to all eleven gardens, brochure with garden descriptions, locations and driving instructions, on-site demonstrations, and free handouts on selected yard and garden topics. The tour will go on rain or shine.
All proceeds benefit the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Program in Hennepin County community programs.

 

 

 

 

 

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