For two weeks this past spring, Bachman’s showcased a garden party floral experience at the Edina Galleria. The beautiful blooms awed guests of the Galleria with more than 100 types of trees, plants and flowers including thousands of spring bulbs.

Two garden tools stand in the dirt during outdoor spring cleaning

Here are a couple of quick outdoors spring cleaning tips courtesy of Style + Dwell.

It’s never too early to start thinking about what to get mom for Mother’s Day. She’s sure to love a plant or hanging basket purchased from the Edina Garden Council’s flower sale.

Hens do more than lay eggs. They provide weed and insect control, companionship, therapy and entertainment. Chickens are part of a backyard homestead movement with roots in sustainability, health and the environment.

Anyone can have a do-it-yourself herb garden. Fresh-picked herbs enliven foods with zesty flavors and brilliant shades of green. They’re used more for enhancing taste and pungent aroma than physical substance. Growing an herb garden requires some light, soil, water and pruning.

The playful spirit of a 10-year-old recognized the magic in Faerie Houses before it became a business by the same name.

Itching to get your hands dirty or simply add a few decorative garden elements to your home? Then check out these spring gift items we found at Bachman’s.  

The Edina Art Center garden sale theme is “Spring has Sprung,” and is based on birds and branches, paintings, drawings, sculptures, metal art, and clay pottery pieces. Susanna Gray and Brenda Haack are two featured artists.

Cactus as decorative houseplant is quite popular again. To learn more about this retro design element, we asked Amy Backman, president and creative director at Spruce, to tell us why people are drawn to these prickly oddball ornamentals.

Colonial Church in Edina is big on visible reminders—reminders that demonstrate stewardship, hospitality and the power of working together.

The Edina Garden Council is a nonprofit organization that began in 1953. It’s made up of five different clubs that meet regularly at the greenhouses in Arnesen Acres Park. Their mission is to beautify Edina with plants.