Welcome to the Longfellow Garden Club!





80 Acres of tulips


Should I buy that $5.00 orchid

Martha Duckert

Claire Kari

Feb. 8 & 22

(Mother Earth Gardens)

Longfellow classes will take place

Mother Earth Classes

March 9

Master Gardener deluxe Theresa Rooney has useful tips on starting vegetable, perennial, herb and flower bedding plants from seed. She’ll explain about different soil mixes, trays, lighting, and how to have seedlings ready when growing season begins.

Theresa Rooney

April 13

AND Silent Auction

Sustainable Lawns and Silent Auction

Dr. Sam Bauer, UMN Turfgrass department, shows how to grow a sustainable lawn using few (or no) chemicals, and with less water and mowing. Sam also discusses organic lawn practices, and the new low-mow grasses that do not need fertilizer or more than rainwater to look great. Plus: our Silent Auction fundraiser - it supports the Club’s Speaker Fund so we can keep the meetings free. Please donate an item or two, and have fun bidding! 

Dr. Sam Bauer, UMN, Turf Sci Dept.

Link to presentation

May 11

May 21

Stormwater, Rain and Boulevard Gardens - Doing It Right ! Boulevards and rain gardens can contain storm water runoff and are low maintenance if designed properly. Roxanne Stuhr describes City guidelines for these gardens and the use of pollinator-friendly native plants for curb appeal. Roxanne is a Master Water Steward and professional landscape architect.

Plant swap: Look for red balloons at North end of Longfellow Park. Plant drop-off starts at 11 am, swap starts at noon. Plants are usually gone by 12:30!!

Roxanne Stuhr, TrueNature Design

Slide show

Boulevard Possibilities Spreadsheet

Native Perennials for Difficult Areas Spreadsheet

June 8

Gardening au Natural - A Safer and Balanced Approach to Managing Unwanted Garden Insects

Julia Vanatta and Marilyn Jones show how to become a detective in your garden, learn to identify common insect pests in Minnesota and what steps you can take to manage these insects without using harmful pesticides. Their talk includes basic principles of IPM (Integrated Pest Management) for managing insects in vegetable, pollinator and ornamental gardens and landscapes.

Julia Vanatta and Marilyn Jones

July 13

Garden tour

Meet at Epworth between 6-6:30 to pick up maps and car pool. Tour gardens from 6:30-8:30

5 Beautiful Longfellow Gardens

August 10

Garden potluck

September 14

Landscaping for native wildlife habitat Location is Epworth Methodist Church

Erica Hoaglund (DNR)

October 12

Garden Chat and 2017 planning

El Norteno

November Meeting has been changed to Oct. 26th

Wednesday, October 12 from 5-9pm: Northeast Customer Appreciation Event. Adult and all ages beverages, snacks and sneak peeks at our holiday gift line up along with discounts all party long....

Wednesday, October 26 from 5-9pm:
Longfellow Customer Appreciation Event.
All of the above, and did I mention a giveaway or raffle kind of thing?

At Mother Earth Garden Center

Overwintering outdoor plants indoors - handout