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Mushrooms, Bees, Containers: What's Up at the Garden Show

The next two weeks are a great time to get excited about the garden season ahead with two major home and garden shows. Today is the first day of the Minnesota Home & Patio Show at RiverCentre in St. Paul.

MSHS is sponsoring a great group of garden speakers (see the list and time below). The garden stage is near our booth at the show. Be sure to stop at the booth to sign up for membership in MSHS and get a discount. Those who join or renew at the show get $5 off their membership and pick up a great Northern Gardener gift bag filled with fertilizer, a package of milkweed seeds (great for Monarch butterflies) and catalogs and information.

Thursday, Feb. 19

Bobby Jensen

Bobby Jensen

5:30 p.m. 11 Tough Sites and What to do About Them, Bobby Jensen, KARE 11’s Grow with KARE

6:30 p.m. Crafting Cool & Creative Containers, Don Engebretson, Renegade Gardener

Friday Feb. 20

2:30 p.m. Mushrooms 101 – What You Need to Know, John Lamprecht, Minnesota Mycological Society

4:30 p.m. Reviving the Hive for Healthy Bees, Healthy Lives, Kristy Allen, The Beez Kneez

5:30 p.m. 11 Tough Sites and What to do About Them, Bobby Jensen, KARE 11’s Grow with KARE

6:30 p.m. Crafting Cool & Creative Containers, Don Engebretson, Renegade Gardener

Saturday Feb. 21

11:30 a.m.  Easy Going and Unusual Perennials, Ted Beverly, writer and gardener

12:30 p.m. Gardening for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects, Heather Holm

Renegade Gardener Don Engebretson will talk about container gardening several times during the show.

Renegade Gardener Don Engebretson will talk about container gardening several times during the show.

1:30 p.m. 11 Tough Sites and What to do About Them, Bobby Jensen, Kare 11’s Grow with Kare

2:30 p.m. Crafting Cool & Creative Containers, Don Engebretson, Renegade Gardener

3:30 p.m. Prairie & Pollinators – a Call for Restoration, Chris Schad, The Bee Shed

4:30 p.m. Hydroponics – Year Round Gardening, Larry Cipolla, Hennepin County Master Gardener

5:30 p.m. 11 Tough Sites and What to do About Them, Bobby Jensen, Kare 11’s Grow with Kare

6:30 p.m. Top 10 Gardening Blunders—and How to Avoid Them! Don Engebretson, Renegade Gardener

Sunday Feb. 22

11:30 a.m. Tropical Treasures in Your Garden, Mark Armstead

Pollinators and the plants they love will be the topic of several talks at the garden show.

Pollinators and the plants they love will be the topic of several talks at the garden show.

12:30 p.m. Planting for the Richness of Our Seasons, Martin Stern, Squire House Gardens

1:30 p.m. Crafting Cool & Creative Containers, Don Engebretson, Renegade Gardener

2:30 p.m. 11 Tough Sites and What to do About Them, Bobby Jensen, KARE 11’s Grow with KARE

3:30 p.m. New Garden Annuals for 2015, Heidi Doering, horticulturist, willow grower and artist

 

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  1. […] he said because he’ll be speaking again every day of the show, along with all these other great speakers, but there were a couple of points worth noting. I love that container design has a lot of its […]

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