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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.

Plant Sale! May 18...Save The Date.

Posted by: Rhonda Hayes Updated: May 2, 2013 - 8:48 AM

 Spring time means many things to Master Gardeners, but never has a springtime brought so much frustration. With so much snow one of our most important and fun annual activities has been postponed and put back more times than we care to count.

Each year around the beginning of April we dig up our gardens so to speak. Really. In the fall we mark plants in our gardens that are flourishing so well we can divide them. In the spring we dig them up for re-potting to share at the Hennepin County Master Gardener Plant Sale. 



However this year the digs have been repeatedly set back by this persistent snowy weather. But digs and potting parties are once again planned for this weekend. Never say the Master Gardeners aren't cold hardy for all zones. 

This is a wonderful chance to buy proven plants that are tried and true for Minnesota conditions; perennials, ornamentals, natives plus veggie seedlings from the U of MN seed trials. And as always Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer all your gardening questions.

We hope to see you there:

Hennepin County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Saturday, May 18 9am to 2pm

Hopkins Pavilion, 11000 Excelsior Blvd. Hopkins MN 55343


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