Home & Garden

Friends School Plant Sale

Start your gardening with the biggest plant sale around. For three days in the State Fair Grandstand, find over 2,400 varieties of plants, including 370 new offerings. Looking for a deal? All plants are 1/3 off on the last day. All Ages.

Kitchen Window Grill Expo

Load up and learn up for this summer’s grilling season at Kitchen Window. Catch classes, sales and tastings going on all weekend. Come in and try a new grill before you buy it and get a free class and gift card with purchase!

Home Improvement and Design Expo

Home improvement enthusiasts and patrons alike can explore nearly 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information on turning a dream home into a reality. Get inspiration and receive helpful tips from builders, remodelers, landscapers, architects and more. All ages.

Garden Talk & Tea: Garden Structures & Accents

Squire House Gardens is offering special gardening presentations during the winter months, each on a different topic of horticulture. On Saturday, February 16 Squire House owner and designer Martin Stern will share his ideas for adding ornaments, structures and accents to make a garden more beautiful. He has toured gardens across US and in Europe and has many inspiring images of trellises, garden statuary, urns and other elements that make a garden special.

Garden Talk & Tea: Stunning Combinations

Squire House Gardens is offering special gardening presentations during the winter months, each on a different topic of horticulture. Garden Talk & Tea takes place in the back room of the business that is located in an 1870s historic home on Afton’s main street. Two afternoon sessions are planned at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Complimentary tea will be served. The event is free, but reservations are required. Make a reservation by phone 651-436-8080 or email info@squirehousegardens.com. 

March Floral Design Workshop

Inspired by nature, this willow basket wreath will be your favorite accent for a springtime welcome. Featuring permanent stems of viburnum, blooming forsythia branches, and streptocarpus, and finished with cheerful ribbon, a butterfly pick, and a bird’s nest, this arrangement captures the sights of spring. Best of all, it requires no water and will last long through the season.

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.

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