Wild Ones tour
Botanist Shirley Mah Kooyman will lead a free tour of two acres along Lake McCarrons in Roseville from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 14. The residential property features professionally maintained gardens, including a large rain garden, and 550 feet of restored lakeshore. Bring supplies for a picnic after the tour, which is sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of Wild Ones. For directions, go to www.wildonesTwinCities.org.
Gertens’ free upcoming summer seminars will help maximize your garden’s bounty, offer tips on growing fresh fruit and instruction on how to install a water feature.
Summer Garden Success: Tips on fertilization, watering, weeding, trimming, insect and disease control, mulching, adding supports and harvesting fruits,vegetables and herbs, 6 p.m. July 11 and 3 p.m. July 15.
Edible Landscape: Learn how to successfully grow strawberries, raspberries, grapes, currants, apples, peaches, plums and other fruit in Minnesota, 1 p.m. July 13.
Water Feature Planning: How to choose a site, plan and install a waterfall, pond or water feature, noon July 21. Gertens is at 5500 Blaine Av., Inver Grove Heights. Go to www.gertens.com or call 651-450-1501.