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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Rice County MG Horticulture Day

Rice County Master Gardeners Horticulture Day March 2, 2013

This is the time of year when we all are looking for spring.  Looking to get refreshed with some old and new ideas for the new season coming up.  What better way than to join us at the Rice County Master Gardeners Horticulture Day.  This day-long event is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Buntrock Commons Building on the St. Olaf Campus.  This event also is a credit of educational hours.  Pre-registration and fee is required.

The day will begin @ 8:30 a.m. with registration & picking up your folder with handouts from the speaker for the day- coffee and water available.

The first session is:  Bruce & Dawn Rohl from Aspelund Peony Gardens.  Not your Mother's Peonies - With over 70 varieties – featuring Japanese, single and varieties with strong stemmed plant requiring no caging.  You will sure have to add one or more to your collection this year.  All will be available for sale.

The second session is : Anna Risan-from Tonkadale Gardens with Fairy Gardening.  - If you miss the display that was at the Arboretum  in Chanhassen last spring, here is your chance again.  Learn fun and easy ways to create miniature landscapes either in container or anywhere in your outside yard.  Anna has combined the love of gardening with the fantasy of the fairy folk.  Also a great way to extend gardening into the winter using house plants.

Lunch break:  with a plated sandwich lunch in the Trollhaugen/Valhalla dining room

Great time to check out the gift baskets, items on silent auction, door prizes and vendors available. After lunch we will continue with the third session is:  David Zlesak-one of Midwest's premier young rose breeders.  David Zlesak teaches at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.  Breeds shrub roses and mini-roses adapted to northern climates with greater disease resistance, winter hardiness, and diversity of flower color.  If you ever wanted to learn about roses in our climate this is your chance.  

The forth session is:  Mark Armstead of Linders Gardens:  New varieties emerge yearly, but Mark  watches the trends that define gardening.  He has worked in horticulture for 25 years.   He has worked with stations like KARE 11 "Grow with KARE 11", KSTP "Twin Cities Live", news , newspapers, and magazines.  Loves to work making gardening into success stories with his customers.

On your way by 2:30 p.m.

Coffee, refreshments, gourmet box lunch, handouts, door prizes, vendors and silent auction.  Bring a friend or two and take some time for yourself.  Come join us!!!!

Contact: Rice County Extension Office, 1900 Fairgrounds Drive, #17, Faribault, MN  55021

507-645-9576507-332-6109 or Horticulture Day brochure

and  find us on Facebook at Rice Country Master Gardeners (U of MN)

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