Gardens in the North program scheduled for April 23

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Extension Office • 2503 Rice Lake Road • Duluth, MN 55811 • (218) 733-2870

307 First Street S., Suite 105 • Virginia, MN 55792 • (218) 749-7120

Patty Swedberg
Extension Administrator



April 5, 2018

MEDIA CONTACT: Patty Swedberg,

St. Louis County Extension Administrator

(218) 733-2879

Gardens in the North set for April 23 in Embarrass

St. Louis County Extension will be presenting a new educational gardening program “Gardens in the North” at the Embarrass Town Hall, 7503 Levander Road on April 23, 12:30-4:30 p.m. The program will focus on both flower and fruit gardening.


Topics will include how to plant, grow and care for the new hydrangeas; the essentials for gardening success in northern Minnesota; apple varieties: planting, production and pruning; colorful pollinator plants for the garden; and gardening trends. Program presenters are Deb Erickson Byrns of Byrns Greenhouse in Zim; and Kendall Dykhuis and Bob Olen, St. Louis County educators in agriculture and horticulture. All have considerable experience in selecting and growing varieties that perform well in northern Minnesota. 


The registration fee is $23, which includes the program, handout materials, a copy of 2018 Fruit Varieties for Northern Minnesota, and refreshments. For more information about the program or to register, call (218) 749-7120 or online at