Stone designs

Local interior designers will talk about the latest outside and inside masonry projects at “An Evening of Fresh & Fabulous Design Trends,” from 5:30 to 7:30 today at Hedberg Landscape and Masonry Supplies, 975 Nathan Lane N., Plymouth. The free event sponsered by Midwest Home magazine includes appetizers and wine. Register by calling 763-392-5920 or go to


Indoor and outdoor ideas

Winter is a good time to plan your spring garden. Local experts will give tips and techniques during a variety of gardening and landscaping seminars at the Home and Patio Show, Thursday through Sunday at St. Paul RiverCentre. Topics include plants that thrive in shady spaces, straw-bale gardening, deer-resistant plants, growing organic food, creative containers, best picks for northern gardens and emerald ash borer management. Other activities are offered by the Minnesota State Horticultural Society, Ramsey County Master Gardeners and Home Depot. For a schedule of daily events, visit or call 763-755-8111. Show hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Thurs. and Fri., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat., and 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Sun., 175 W. Kellogg Blvd. Admission is $9 for adults, $2.50 for ages 6-12, free for 5 and under. A coupon for $2 off adult admission is available at