You can tell that Minnesotans are getting itchy for spring when the section of the Home and Patio Show that is packed with people is not the one with the windows and spas and other home improvements, but the one with the gardens. It’s nice just to see hyacinth, tulips and daffodils, even if we know it will be another eight or 10 weeks before they show up in our yards.
The show is a good way to get information about gardening, too. I understand all of the talks sponsored by the Minnesota State Horticulture Society were full or nearly so. Also, if you are considering adding a patio, a stone wall or anything remotely rock-related to your yard, this is the place to go to see examples and pick up information. The St. Paul show ends tomorrow (Sunday), but the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show begins Wednesday.