Seed Stories: Catalogs of Life and Gardens in America
When: Friday, January 7–Sunday, May 15, 2011
Where: Reedy Gallery and Andersen Horticultural Library, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Blvd, Chaska, MN 55318
hours, fees, and directions: www.arboretum.umn.edu
Seed and nursery catalogs have long used beautiful images to entice customers. Dozens of selections from Andersen Horticultural Library's rich collection of 57,000 catalogs are a testament to their research value as well as their beauty. Stories of local characters, including three Minneapolis seedswomen, regional pioneers, and colonial innovators give a more intimate look at the life and gardens surrounding these publications.