Holiday Events for Gardeners

Tonight I’ll be heading up to Bachman’s in Richfield to hear Lynn Steiner talk about her new book, Prairie-Style Gardens: Capturing the Essence of the American Prairie Wherever You Live. I have a copy of the book, and while I have not finished it, expect to be referring to it frequently next summer as I choose some new plants for the meadow area near our home.

Lynn’s talk and book-signing, which starts at 6:30, is one of many holiday-themed garden events. Some of the events are long-standing traditions, such as the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory’s annual holiday flower show, which opens at 10 a.m. Saturday or the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s traditional holiday teas. Others are new events, such as the Garden Gals’ Get-Together, Thursday, Dec. 9, from 5 to 8 p.m., which is sort of a wine and wreath-making party — sounds great to me! — with food, deals on merchandise and several classes and demonstrations. For more information on MSHS holiday events, check out the classes and events listing on the society’s Web site.

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