Home & Garden

March Floral Design Workshop

Inspired by nature, this willow basket wreath will be your favorite accent for a springtime welcome. Featuring permanent stems of viburnum, blooming forsythia branches, and streptocarpus, and finished with cheerful ribbon, a butterfly pick, and a bird’s nest, this arrangement captures the sights of spring. Best of all, it requires no water and will last long through the season.

Springtime in Paris Floral Design Workshop

Ooh la la! Effortlessly chic by nature and elegant in approach, Parisian style sets the stage for a springtime rendezvous. French tulips, freesia, and pussy willow provide diverse color and soft texture. Variegated aspidistra leaves line the tall, stately vase, while bear grass and hanging amaranthus drape around its edges to give this grandiose arrangement a dramatic presence.

Minneapolis Home + Garden Show

Whether you’re looking to remodel your home or you just have an interest in interior decorating, the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show won’t disappoint. With exhibitors from appliance and home décor vendors to garden and landscape services, the Home + Garden Show will give you the best tips and tricks for a stylish home both inside and out. You can exhibit your own floor plans, get decorating ideas from Minneapolis’ best or shop for the newest home and garden items on your wish list.

Como Park Holiday Flower Show

December 7–January Escape the frigid Minnesota air and explore the colorful, exotic holiday flower show inside the Como Park conservatory, where the temperatures are tropical all year round. All ages. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Seed-Saving Class

There will be a Saving Seeds class held Saturday, September 17 at 10:30 a.m. at
the White Bear Lake Library. The class is free and appropriate for all ages. A
Master Gardener will discuss seed-saving techniques, and representatives from
the Seed Library will be available for questions.

Historic House Tour

Tour ten of the White Bear Lake area’s most historic homes. Sites featured in this self-guided tour include grand estates, country homes and lakeside cottages. Tourists will receive a ticket booklet with maps and information about each location. $25 advance, $30 day-of. Noon–6 p.m. White Bear Lake Armory, 2228 Fourth St., White Bear Lake; 651.407.5327; whitebearhistory.org

The Meaning of Empowerment: The Slippery Slope of Incapacity

Many baby-boomers worry about the care needs for an elderly parent.  Their parents may live with the uncertainty of chronic illness and disability and have a whole host of planning issues.  However, either caregivers are overwhelmed with conflicting information or don't know where to seek help.  Such a lack of information, or the wealth of conflicting information, adds to their anxiety about caring for an elderly parent.  Indeed, it takes a team to protect an elderly person and every aspect of planning should be addressed.

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