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The Dirt: Fairyland at the Arboretum

  • January 29, 2013 - 3:49 PM

Fairyland

Tonkadale Greenhouse, a popular fairy garden accessories shop, has created displays of miniature gardens populated with gnomes, sprites and fairies, living in small cottages decorated with mini furnishings at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Landscape design includes orchids and other tropical plants.

The “Tiny Treasures: Fairies & Gnomes” exhibit opens Friday and continues through March 31 at 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska. Free with gate admission of $12; free for members and ages 15 and under. Call 952-443-1400.

 

Growing peonies the natural way

Peony grower Keith Swenson, owner of Swenson Gardens in Howard Lake, explains how to cultivate peonies without herbicides, fungicides and synthetic fertilizers, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Minnesota State Horticultural Society, 2705 Lincoln Dr., Roseville. Cost $20; $15 members. Call 651-643-3601.

 

Ethnic growers

Susan Price, local master gardener and author of “Growing Home: Stories of Ethnic Gardening,” will talk about Minnesota immigrants and the garden styles and plants they brought with them, 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at Shoreview Community Center, 4685 Victoria St., Shoreview. Cost is $3. Call 651-484-4341.

LYNN UNDERWOOD

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