Garden Voices: Writers from the Garden

JoAnn Weaver will be speaking at 1:00 pm on February 15th for the Crosslake Garden Club.  Writers often have wonderful gardens which are beautifully described in books and articles that offer inspiration for our personal gardening style.  This presentation will highlight the writings of such individuals as Beatrix Potter, Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville West, Charlette Moss, Bunny Williams, C.Z. Guest and other Garden writings.

JoAnn is a U of M Extension Master Gardener.  She is a retired nurse who gardens, keeps chickens and tends two beehives.  Her presentation is sure to informative and interesting as we get a peek into the private gardens of some of our favorite authors.


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Come, hear and see pictures showing the official Peter Rabbit Garden.

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Master Gardeners Expo

U of M Extension  Master Gardeners in Crow Wing County would like to invite you to this annual event. Registration is now open for the Expo. It is Saturday April 1st  at the Brainerd Senior High School. Just click on this link Crow Wing County Master Gardeners website for more information . There will also be registration forms at our next meeting. This Expo does fill up quickly.

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Growing Mushrooms

Come join us on January 18 at 1:00 pm to learn how to grow mushrooms. Our presenter is Matt Ratliff owner of FNV Farms & Ready-2-Fruit Mushrooms from Fort Ripley.We will meet at the Crosslake Community Center. Come learn something new! Visit their website at FNV Farms


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Ideas for those Amaryllises

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Holiday Cacti: Christmas cactus, Thanksgiving cactus and Easter cactus.



A Christmas Cactus in bloom at the Minnesota  Landscape Arboretum.

See information and how to care for these plants on the link below…

UMN Extension Holiday 

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Holiday Party

blackyellowYou are invited to attend the annual Crosslake Area Garden Club Holiday Party December 14th from 12:00pm – whenever the food is gone. We will be meeting at the Crosslake Community Center located at: 14126 Daggett Pine Road in Crosslake, MN 56442

Bring a dish to share and a gift to exchange (max $10) – casual dress.



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Living Legacy Gardens

The Cross Lake Area Garden Club had a spectacular visit to the Living Legacy Gardens in Staples, MN. Click on an image below to view pictures of the beautiful flowers and landscaping in the garden.

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Peaceful setting at the Crosslake Community Garden

Are you looking for a quiet and peaceful spot to sit and read, then you may want to visit the garden outside the Crosslake Community Center Library. Here you can sit in the shade, listen to the water, and read a good book.


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Crosslake Library Garden Update

CrosslakeLibraryGardenThe Crosslake library garden received a new coat of mulch thanks to the community efforts of PALS, Pequot HS students and the Crosslake Area Garden Club.”  All had fun and were pretty much done in 2 hours!


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Home Vegetable Garden calendar : UMN Extension

Tips for home gardeners. Good information for vegetables at Upper Midwest sustainable home garden care calendar : Yard and Garden : Garden : University of Minnesota Extension

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