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Master Gardeners of Anoka County

Master Gardeners of Anoka County

Home Landscaping and Gardening Fair

HLGFPoster2014.jpgThe Anoka County Master Gardener Home Landscaping & Garden Fair (HLGF) - a great place to learn about growing and caring for flowers, vegetables, herbs, lawns, trees and much more...

When: April 12, 2014 from 8:00-3:30

Where: Bunker Hills Activities Center

Address: 550 Bunker Lake Blvd. NW Andover, MN

For more information and a brochure, please visit our website at HLGF

Become an Anoka County Master Gardener

A love of gardening, a search for knowledge and a desire to share that knowledge with others is central to why people join the Master Gardener program. Applications for the 2014 Anoka County Master Gardener program are now available. For more information, please visit our website at: Become a Master Gardener.

New Anoka County Master Gardener Website

University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners in Anoka County are pleased to introduce their new website: anokamastergardeners.org

2013 Walk in the Garden Classes

June 12: Dirt Therapy - A Great Reason for Gardening
Pulling out those nasty weeds, digging in the soil, admiring your work, and soaking in the sunshine are all part of "dirt therapy." Learn how your garden can restore your spirits, calm your day, and help put your life back into perspective.

June 26: Tantalizing Texture in the Garden
Texture is one of the design elements that can capture the senses through touch and sight. By placing a combination of plants with different heights, texture, and color creates character and curiosity in your garden. In this class, we will explore the possibilities of how to incorporate different textures in the garden through pattern, repetition, dimension, and color.

July 10: Using Native Plants in the Home Landscape
Native plants are fascinating because of how they have adapted to thrive with the local climate, soil types, and animals. Many animal and insect species depend on native plants for their survival. Adding native plants back into our landscapes helps our ecology in many ways. This informal class will discuss plant selection and many benefits of using native flowers, shrubs, and trees in your home's landscape.

July 24: Creative Color Combinations
Creative color combinations in the garden can soothe, uplift, and energize your mood for good health and well-being. Learn the difference between creating a gorgeous color-filled garden that fills your senses instead of merely growing plants because they're pretty.

August 7: Fragrant Annuals and Perennials

Did you know that aromatic flowers can be beneficial to your health? Some practitioners use aromatherapy to help alter the mood of their clients with success. Learn about annual and perennial flowers that can grow in your garden for their distinctive and memorable fragrance. These flowers can be used in garden beds or containers near your door or outdoor patio where you can enjoy their lovely scent.

August 21: Design Concepts in the Landscape
Do you see what you want to see in your yard? Does the look and balance of your yard match your vision? You don't have to be a landscape designer to have a beautiful yard and garden. Come and explore how the use of some basic landscape elements such as balance, form, color, scale, and simplicity can turn your vision into a reality.

Spend an evening in the beautiful Veterans Memorial and Master Gardener Demonstration Garden. Master Gardener volunteers teach informal classes in the garden during the summer months on select Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM. Classes are free to the public, but preregistration is required due to space limitations. To register, please call the Anoka County Extension Office at 763-755-1280.

For more information visit: Walk in the Garden Education Series

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinics

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinics are a free service for Anoka County Residents. The clinics are open Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM from mid-May through August. They are held at the Anoka County Extension office in Bunker Hills Activities Center. The first clinic will open on May 22nd.

At the Plant Health Clinic residents of Anoka County will be able to:

  • Bring in weeds or insect samples for identification.
  • Bring samples of damaged plant material for diagnoses of common insects, diseases, or other problems.
  • Receive University of Minnesota recommendations for best practices for most of your gardening or landscaping concerns.

Find more information and a 2013 BROCHURE at: Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinics