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I feel kind of bad for our readers, because this is the 3rd or 4th week in a row that I’ve focused my energies on garden design. But, in my defense, it’s STILL snowing. And not just snowing, the tree outside of my window has inches of snow plastered to it. My car got stuck in its street side parking spot. It’s unacceptable. I want to grab a glass of ice-cold lemonade and sit in a wicker rocking chair, feeling a warm breeze on my face. I want to close my eyes and smell fresh blooming lilacs and the sun warmed earth. Look at this picture, close you eyes, and imagine it. What is your summer dream? What would you design as the perfect summer spot to relax?
Did you know that the first Earth Day was held in 1970 as a day of environment learning? Twenty million demonstrators, together with thousands of schools, participated in that first Earth Day. In 1990, Earth Day became an internationally recognized holiday when 141 other nations joined in the festivities. We encourage you to be part of the tradition and join the rest of the world in participating in Earth Day this year. Not sure how to get involved? Check out a few of these sites for some ideas.
Designing and renovating your home can be confusing and overwhelming. It helps to have some professional help when making the big decisions. Check out the South Minneapolis Housing Fair, Saturday, April 13th, from 10:00 to 3:00. Check out the details and meet us there. We can answer your questions and enter you into a drawing for some great prizes.
Research has shown that having plants in one’s home, office, or school increases productivity and decreases stress. Succulent plants in particular have many added benefits. Many succulents are edible and provide herbal remedies for ailments like minor cuts and burns and sour stomach. Besides the health benefits, plants make any room feel fresh and cozy. Check out this University of California site on how to build your own vertical succulent garden for your home or yard.
Do you like art, or bikes, or beer, or a fun time? Check on this weekend’s ArtCrank MSP. Saturday, starting at 5:00, you can view and buyhand-made, bike-inspired posters created by over 45 Twin Cities area artists. Benefit Springboard for the Arts and buy a $5 pint glass that can be filled with Widmer Brothers Beer. Enjoy excellent food provided byChowgirls Killer Catering as well as six different food trucks.AND, keep your eyes open for special deals from Metamorphosis. Should be an excellent time. Admission is free, so we’ll see you there!