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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.

It's Time for the 2013 Master Gardeners Learning Garden Tour!

Posted by: Rhonda Hayes Updated: July 11, 2013 - 9:07 AM

 Summer is finally in full swing and that means it's time again for the annual Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Garden Tour. 

There are lots of great garden tours in the Twin Cities however ours will not only inspire but inform you on the latest gardening techniques and trends guaranteed to give you that green thumb you've always wanted. And it's easier than you think. You'll see six beautiful gardens designed and maintained by Master Gardeners in south Minneapolis, Edina and Bloomington.

Check out WCCO's video shot recently at one of the tour gardens. Larry Cipolla grows a prolific vegetable garden surrounded by a lush landscape filled with birdsong that includes nine water features, a hosta glade, Japanese Tea house and zen garden.

From rain gardens to roses, feng shui to fairy gardens this tour has something for everyone. Learn how one couple is transitioning their lovely garden to lower maintenance as they age. Marvel at one gardener who starts thousands of seeds every season. See herb vinegars and veggie experiments, plus a beer brewing demo. There's plenty more...

As always there will be Master Gardeners on hand to answer all your urgent gardening questions. Get the real dirt on gardening techniques at our Education Stations. Shop at the Garden Shed for garden related crafts and publications; we've been busy creating hypertufa pots and plantings and the unlikely "Buckthorn Bucks". And of course the raptors will be back.

For more info and to buy tickets click here.




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