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.

Keep growing

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.

LYNN UNDERWOOD