perennial, vegetable, herb and bedding plants from seed. Different types of seeding mixes, trays, lighting needs, etc. Including timing for seedlings to be ready for the normal growing season and info on which seeds do best if they are direct seeded.
Sustainable Lawns and Silent Auction
Growing a healthy lawn in Minnesota can be challenging. learn how to create a healthy, environmentally friendly lawn.
Dr. Sam Bauer, UMN, Turf Sci Dept.
Plant Swap TBD
Harvesting Rainwater with Creative Outcomes
Roxanne Stuhr, TrueNature Design
Julia Vanatta and Marilyn Jones
Beautiful Longfellow Gardens
Landscaping for native wildlife habitat
Erica Hoaglund (DNR)
Garden Chat and 2017 planning
Mother Earth Open House
At Mother Earth Garden Center
January 13, 2016 | Happy Orchids and Tulip Trips | Claire Kari and Martha Duckert
Longfellow Garden Club kicks off 2016 with a wonderful Jan. 13 meeting offering mid-winter topics to intrigue and delight–whether our yards have 6 inches of snow or 6 feet !
Garden shops, groceries and home stores offer us racks and racks of tempting orchids, colors galore. Claire Kari will bring us her methods and tips for keeping your orchid’s bloom happy and fresh, since many orchid bloom times are measured in months. She’ll show what signs to look for when choosing an orchid, and which to avoid. If you are interested in re-bloom, Claire has a passion for ways to achieve it.
Martha Duckert will give us a photo tour of her bike and barge trip through Holland this past Spring. Highlights: the living museum of the Hortus Bulborum garden, which shows the story of tulips as first introduced into Europe through the tulip mania of Rembrandt’s era; fields of tulips and other spring bulbs in the 80-acre Keukenhof Gardens, a showplace where commercial growers compete to display their most glorious varieties; and, an amazing adventure through FloraHolland, the world’s largest international flower market where millions of plants and blooms from throughout Europe are auctioned each day.
The meeting begins at 7pm, Wed., Jan. 13, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave. S.. Meetings are free and open to everyone.