Tuesday Evenings in the Garden is a series of classes on popular gardening topics presented by Dakota County Master Gardeners on select Tuesday evenings and held at the Dakota County Fairgrounds. These educational and entertaining classes feature topical gardening classes in a beautiful outdoor environment. Previous classes have covered vegetable gardening, pollinators, herbs, composting and many more topics.
Classes are held outdoors in front of the Red Barn at the Dakota County Fairgrounds most Tuesdays throughout the summer from June 6th through August 29 from 6:30 to 8:00PM. Registration is requested, just fill out the quick and easy registration form.
June 6 – Planning a Vegetable Garden by Cheri Fox
No matter what your soil type, you can successfully grow vegetables. Learn how to plan and lay out a vegetable garden to maximize productivity. Tour our Harris House trial garden to see which varieties we have planted.
June 13 – Irises: A Kaleidoscope of Color by Elizabeth Spedaliere
Learn how to grow and care for iris. Dwarf, bearded, Siberian and Japanese varieties can extend for many weeks colorful iris blooming in your garden.
June 20 – Drip Irrigation Simplified by Dean Davis
In this hands-on demonstration Dean will show how to set up a drip irrigation system and timer. Conserve water and learn the materials needed to install a drip system at your home.
June 27 – Garden Prep 101 by Mickey Scullard
Not sure how to start a new garden bed? Learn the ins and outs to starting a successful garden, including sod removal, soil preparation and selection of plants that will work well in your site.
July 11 – Confessions of a Hostaholic by Deborah Snow
Avid hosta collector Deborah Snow will show how to create the perfect hosta garden through an understanding color, shape, size and companion plantings. Learn how to divide a hosta and create a border from a single plant.
July 18 – A Prairie Walk by Carolyn Harstad
Tour the extensive prairie garden at the Fairgrounds with author and native plant expert Carolyn Harstadt. Learn how you can incorporate these hardy natives into your own landscape.
August 29 – Seed Savers by Cheryl Forrest
Collect seeds from our gardens at the Fairgrounds and learn how to harvest, dry and store seeds. This cost saving technique will give you a head start on next year’s garden.