Home & Garden

Springtime in Paris Floral Design Workshop

Ooh la la! Effortlessly chic by nature and elegant in approach, Parisian style sets the stage for a springtime rendezvous. French tulips, freesia, and pussy willow provide diverse color and soft texture. Variegated aspidistra leaves line the tall, stately vase, while bear grass and hanging amaranthus drape around its edges to give this grandiose arrangement a dramatic presence.

Minneapolis Home + Garden Show

Whether you’re looking to remodel your home or you just have an interest in interior decorating, the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show won’t disappoint. With exhibitors from appliance and home décor vendors to garden and landscape services, the Home + Garden Show will give you the best tips and tricks for a stylish home both inside and out. You can exhibit your own floor plans, get decorating ideas from Minneapolis’ best or shop for the newest home and garden items on your wish list.

Como Park Holiday Flower Show

December 7–January Escape the frigid Minnesota air and explore the colorful, exotic holiday flower show inside the Como Park conservatory, where the temperatures are tropical all year round. All ages. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

The Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardener GARDEN TOUR is July 16th

This is a self-driven learning tour featuring the gardens of six
Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardeners’ home landscapes. The tour showcases
rain gardens; water features; sun and shade combinations; vegetable, fruit,
flower, and container gardening; pollinator friendly planting; and great ideas
for your own yard. Extension Master Gardeners will be at each site to share
information on unique gardening ideas. The tour will provide something for
every level of gardener. Proceeds help fund a variety of educational efforts by

Minnesota Hosta Society Hosta Sale

Grab a hot cup of coffeeat Dunn Bros (Smith Douglas More House, 8107 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie MN), and peruse the hundreds of beautiful plants to enhance that shady part of your garden with season long attractive foliage year after year.  With well 500-1000 plants available there will be plant that cover the price ranges from complete novice gardener to the hostaholic collector. 

Spring Fling Open House

Come join The Mustard Seed for some fun in the sun and frolic through the flowers at the landscaping and garden center in Chaska.  The Spring Fling Open House will have a petting zoo for kids of all ages and food trucks on site with delicious menu items.

Who's Watching Mom?

Many baby-boomers worry about the care needs for an elderly parent.  Their parents may live with the uncertainty of chronic illness and disability and have a whole host of planning issues.

However, either caregivers are overwhelmed with conflicting information or don't know where to seek help. Such a lack of information, or the wealth of conflicting information, adds to their anxiety about caring for an elderly parent. Indeed, it takes a team to protect an elderly person and every aspect of planning should be addressed. 

The Meaning of Empowerment: The Slippery Slope of Incapacity

Many baby-boomers worry about the care needs for an elderly parent.  Their parents may live with the uncertainty of chronic illness and disability and have a whole host of planning issues.  However, either caregivers are overwhelmed with conflicting information or don't know where to seek help.  Such a lack of information, or the wealth of conflicting information, adds to their anxiety about caring for an elderly parent.  Indeed, it takes a team to protect an elderly person and every aspect of planning should be addressed.

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