Home and Garden Show in Minneapolis

Home and Garden Show

February 29-March 4, 2012
Minneapolis Convention Center

$2 Off Discounted Tickets to the Home and Garden Show

The Home and Garden Show is taking place at month’s end. This is an opportunity to get lots of ideas and advice on these two topics. Hundreds of exhibits and displays will be placed throughout the Minneapolis Convention Center. Show highlights include:

Innovation Avenue

Green Scene

The Ultimate Backyard Lounge

Glorious Feature Gardens

The Idea Home

The Chandelier Fashion Show

Taste on Third Avenue

Shop the Marketplace

The Annual Plant Sale (5pm on Sunday)


What show would be complete without celebrity guests? Here’s a partial list of celebrities at the show this year:

Chip Wade of HGTV’s Curb Appeal, The Block and Designed to Sell

Mark Brunetz of Style Network’s Clean House

Pat Simpson, nationally recognized home building and remodeling expert

Marjorie Johnson, a national star in the world of baking (and a Twin Cities native)


Wednesday Noon – 9pm
Thursday 10am – 9pm
Friday 10am – 10pm
Saturday 9am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 6pm


$13.00 adults;
$4 children 6 to 12
5 and under free

More information on the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show

Maps – Minneapolis Convention Center

More information on Gardens

Here’s a link to Entertaining–Green/Eco Tips–Recipes | Tips Trends and Tools for those who can’t make the show in person.





Promoting Peace with Plants

Flowers in Wall

21st Annual Friends School Plant Sale

May 7, 8,and 9, 2010
Minnesota State Fair Grandstand
Free Admission — Free Parking

Friday 11:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 Noon—4:00 p.m. (Sunday is half-price day for plants)


Ready to work on your gardens? How would you like to have an opportunity to view over 2,300 varieties of plants to cover all your landscaping needs? You can do just this at the Friends School Plant Sale.

This huge plant sale offers all manner of plants:

  • Herbs
  • Perennials
  • Annuals (including hanging baskets and indoor plants)
  • Climbing plants
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit (Satsuma mandarin oranges and Persian Limes)
  • Shrubs and Trees
  • Roses
  • Native Wild Flowers
  • Grasses
  • Succulents
  • Water plants
  • Rare and Unusual Plants

This year they will also have handmade garden containers made by artists in Morocco, Tunisia and India. Sale catalogs are available at libraries, coffee shops and natural food co-ops in Minneapolis and Saint Paul (while supplies last). Shopping carts will be available but as there are always more shoppers than carts it’s a good idea to bring your own wagon, cart, stroller and the like for transporting your plants as you shop.

Plants and trees beautify your home.

For those that are interested, the sale is a fundraiser. “The money is used for scholarships at Friends School of Minnesota, a kindergarten through 8th grade Quaker school in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood. Friends School is committed to making sure it is financially accessible to any family, regardless of need.” The school “meets children’s intellectual, emotional and spiritual needs in an environment that nurtures their social consciousness.”  They offer a K-8 program where academic studies are supported by peaceful forms of conflict resolution.