A garden filled with radiant, vibrant and stunning colorful blooms creates a sense of peace, joy and tranquility. Ever wonder how it comes to be? Join “Practical Tips for Gardeners (You Don’t Have To Wing It Alone) from 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20 at Northwoods Bank in Park Rapids to learn how to plant, create and maintain the garden of your dreams. Even the novice of gardeners can create a garden of joy.

Dr. Bert Swanson, retired University of Minnesota plant physiologist, will share his knowledge

in pruning techniques, transplanting secrets, native and exotic plants. As a previous owner in a

commercial landscape and nursery, Swanson has 40 plus years in the field of horticulture.

In partnership with the University of Minnesota Extension, this program is sponsored by

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Hubbard County Master Gardeners. To register, call the Extension office at 218-732-3391

or email Sally Shearer at sshearer@umn.edu.