For more than eight years, on the Thursday before Memorial Day, local gardening guru Heidi Heiland hosts May Planter Parties, a day filled with two-hour planting sessions, with sign-ups beginning at 8 a.m. and the last class concluding at 8 p.m. This year is no different (the date is May 22), with each DIY instruction class open to about 12 people and taught by Heiland herself. Create your own colorful container garden with a variety of plants of your choosing, or let one of the expert designers create one for you. Containers are available for purchase, or feel free to bring your own (liners will be provided). Cost is $20; plants and other materials sold separately. RSVP required. bloomonmn.com
Heidi Heiland’s Planter Parties
Grow your planter knowledge with one of these annual sessions.