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'Hostas: From Minis to Giants' to be presented June 10

"Hostas: From Minis to Giants" will be presented by Jennifer Knutson, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener, at noon on June 12 at the Brainerd Public Library.

Hostas are the stars of the shade garden and range in size from miniature to giant. Cultivation information will be provided on best practices for planting, care, pest resistance and other factors important to the success of growing hostas. Suggestions for using hostas in the landscape will also be presented. Register by calling the Brainerd Public Library at 218-829-5574 or visit

Free Master Gardener classes through the UMN Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners will take place at the Brainerd Public Library until December 2018. Monthly presentations facilitated by certified UMN Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners will discuss subjects ranging from garden tools to gourds. Master Gardeners are University of Minnesota-trained volunteers whose job is to educate the public about a variety of horticulture subjects using readily available, up-to-date research-based information.

The Master Gardener Program educational effort is designed to enhance the public's quality of life and to promote good stewardship of the environment.

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