Don’t miss the MSHS Holiday Open House, which will be held tomorrow (Saturday, Dec. 13) and next Saturday (Dec. 20). The open house features classes with a holiday theme, discounts on merchandise in the MSHS store, and a used garden book sale.
This year’s book sale is especially tempting. A prominent Minnesota horticulturist recently culled her book collection and donated the extras to MSHS. The sale started last Saturday, but I was in the office this morning, and found plenty of books left on topics ranging from small garden design to orchid growing. The hort society office is at 1755 Prior Avenue North, a block off of Larpenteur near the U of M St. Paul campus.
In addition to the sale, Diane Lee, who has owned her own garden shop and worked as creative director at Mickman Brothers, will be teaching a class on using natural elements in your holiday gift wrapping. Next week, she’ll discuss how to set a seasonal table using natural elements. Classes start at 9 a.m.