Store adds to its popular garden tea, talks series

Get tips on growing delicious vegetables like these at the “Planning the Kitchen Garden” presentation March 2 at Squire House Gardens in Afton. (Gazette photo from Squire House Gardens)

Get tips on growing delicious vegetables like these at the “Planning the Kitchen Garden” presentation March 2 at Squire House Gardens in Afton. (Gazette photo from Squire House Gardens)

AFTON — Squire House Gardens has added another presentation to its popular Saturday afternoon “Garden Talk & Tea” series, with events running through March 1.

The Garden Talk and Tea series features lively and informative discussions plus complimentary tea and treats.The remaining schedule includes:

  • Newly Introduced Perennial Plants: 1 p.m. Saturday, with guest speakers Mike and Jean Heger of Ambergate Gardens. The Hegers are icons in the Twin Cities horticultural community and Ambergate Gardens specializes in growing perennials suited for our climate’s harsh conditions. The couple personally select and care for the perennials they grow. They share ‘hands-on’ knowledge and experience through teaching and writing, including the re-released revised edition of Mike’s book “Growing Perennials in Cold Climates.”
  •  Gardening in the Shade, 1 p.m. Feb. 23. Martin Stern shares his perspective as a landscape designer and gardener, offering insight into making better choices for and planning and care of a shade garden.
  •  Planning the Kitchen Garden, 1 p.m. March 2. Grow your own delicious vegetables and herbs. The last winter Garden Talk & Tea at Squire House features  tips on site selection, soil, and choosing seeds and plants. We are looking forward to early plantings in our own kitchen garden as soon as the spring weather arrives.

After the presentations, guests can browse Squire House Garden’s unique and whimsical merchandise and plants.

Squire House Gardens is located at 3390 Saint Croix Trail South in Afton. RSVP’s for Garden Talk and Tea are appreciated and can be done by email at info@squirehousegardens.com or calling 651-436-8080. Visit www.squirehousegardens.com for information and directions.

Get tips on growing delicious vegetables like these at the “Planning the Kitchen Garden” presentation March 2 at Squire House Gardens in Afton. (Gazette photo from Squire House Gardens)

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