Gardening before the Internet
- May 15, 2012 - 11:36 AM
Growers learned about plant varieties and gardening tips primarily from books before the age of websites and YouTube. Author and landscape designer C. Colston Burrell will explore how some seminal garden and nature books changed the way we design, plant and maintain our landscapes. His presentation, "Literature Into Art: Books That Changed the Way We Garden," sponsored by the Garden Club of Ramsey County and the Minnesota State Horticultural Society, is at 7:25 p.m. Monday in the Hillcrest Community Recreation Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy., St. Paul. A book signing follows the event. $15; free for members. Preregistration required. Go to www. ramseygardeners.org.Go organic
The Wedge Natural Foods Co-op plant sale features organic starter plants and blended potting soil, organic compost, gardening tools and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, south parking lot, 2105 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. Go to www.wedge.coop.Master plant sale
This year the Hennepin County Master Gardener Plant Sale is offering a limited number of master gardener-grown seedlings called "MN Winners" that have won statewide Master Gardener Seed Trials. Seedlings include tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, melon, lettuce, cauliflower and coleus. They're among the perennials, annuals, native, fruit and vegetable plants for sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hopkins Pavilion, 11000 Excelsior Blvd. For information, visit www.hcmg.umn.edu or call 612-596-2130.Plant doctors
Have a plant problem? University of Minnesota Extension master gardeners will answer questions at a free gardening diagnostic clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Valley Creek Mall, 1750 Weir Dr., Woodbury. Bring plant and/or insect samples or photographs.
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