The April 14 meeting is cancelled due to weather.  The Hennepin Technical College will be closed also.  It’s unfortunate that we won’t be able to listen to Deb Kvamme’s sage propagation advice, as she would have been our speaker.   Being so close to spring (although that almost seems like wishful thinking), rescheduling for a May meeting is not a viable option.  Our next get together will still be our garden tour, Saturday May 19. Stay warm and think SPRING!!

Earth Day Opportunity

Lakewood Cemetery is offering behind-the-scenes tours of their greenhouse operations and a take-home planting opportunity as an Earth Day Celebration. Lakewood, located in south Minneapolis, is one of the only cemeteries in the country that still maintains a full-service greenhouse operation, and this event marks the only day of the year that the greenhouses are open to the public. The event takes place, Sunday, April 22nd, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., with the grounds open for self-guided tours from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

You can learn more about the event at

The greenhouse tours at last year’s first annual Earth Day Celebration sold out very quickly, so this year they have added many more tour times, but act fast if you are interested in attending this event.


The annual banquet is just around the corner! Joseph Tychonievich will be speaking on Re-imagining a Classic Rock Garden Style. Joseph is editor of the Rock Garden Quarterly journal and author of two rock gardening books. He will share his visits to traditional and ‘re-imagined’ rock gardens across North America, while presenting a distinctly optimistic view of the next generation of rock garden enthusiasts.

We will meet on Saturday, March 24th from 5 PM to 9 PM at the Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel (Ridgedale Sheraton) , 12201 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, 55305.

The cost to attend is $30

Please contact Doug Root at or 651-697-9183 to RSVP!