Please note that the January meeting has been moved from January 12th at Autumn Grove to January 19th at Hennepin Technical College!

Our speaker will be MN-NARGS member, Rick Rodich. Rick holds a B.S. degree in Horticulture/Botany from the University of Minnesota, and possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience growing all types of plants. Soil and water may not sound glamorous, but if you want to be a successful gardener growing alpine and other rock garden species, then you cannot have enough information about these two topics. The interplay between soil and water is critical to plant growth and reproduction, but also for plants susceptibility to extreme temperatures, insects and diseases. We cannot control the weather, but in a climate like Minnesota, providing the proper below ground dynamics can make all the difference between success and failure in growing something new. If you dream of expanding the variety of plants you can grow (honestly we are all in dreaming mode this time of year), then come learn from Rick how you can give your new plants the best chance of thriving for many years to come.

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