Member-Only Tour - Propagating Spring Ephemerals

SATURDAY | JUNE 17, 2023


10:30 to 12:30 am

West St Paul (near Dodge Nature Center)

Propagating Spring Ephemerals

Spring ephemerals like Bloodroot, Trout Lily, Trillium, Jacob’s Ladder, Pasque Flower and Columbine are some of the most delightful native plants in our region. They can also be tricky to start from seed or source from nurseries.

Join us for a tour of a historic 1950’s woodland garden and a clinic on dividing plants as well as gathering and starting seed of these beauties. We’ll also talk about some of the unique methods these plants use for propagating. Just in time to put in to practice in your own garden!

About our host:

When Patrick Maun purchased this home in West St Paul he inherited a neglected woodland garden which had been planted and tended by Fran Brown, the original homeowner.  Patrick painstakingly removed buckthorn and garlic mustard, then began to learn how to bring this old woodland garden back to life. Self taught, he began to experiment with propagating woodland plants, learning when and how to collect, process and germinate seed from his spring ephemerals.

Event is at a private residence, address will be sent to attendees just prior to the event. Space is limited, if you register and then cannot attend, please cancel your reservation.


This is a member only tour, space is limited to 20 attendees, registration is required. More details available via this registration link.

Due to the continued air quality alert in our area, we have rescheduled this tour for Sat, June 17, 10:30 am.

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