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February 2018

Free

Attracting Birds to your Yard

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sargent’s on 2nd, 1811 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902 United States

Discover how to attract a variety of birds to your backyard feeders. What kind of birdseed should you feed? What kinds of bird feeders are there? Where should you place the bird feeders? What can you do to encourage or discourage squirrels? Learn what plants will help in attracting birds. Presenters, Terry and Joyce Grier, are both active in the local Audubon chapter – Zumbro Valley Audubon Society, both are Master Gardeners and worked for Wild Birds Unlimited for many years.…

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Free

3 Seasons of Outrageous Color from Perennials

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sargent’s on 2nd, 1811 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902 United States

Discover spectacular perennials for sun and shade that will brighten your landscape from spring through fall. Many varieties will be featured. As one perennial stops blooming, it ‘passes the baton’ to the next ‘winner’. Helpful garden care tips and shortcuts to maximize color and reduce maintenance will also be covered. RSVP below or call 507-289-6068 to reserve your spot!   This Seminar is Full, please consider some of our other seminars coming up!

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Free

Top Blooming Shrubs

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sargent’s on 2nd, 1811 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902 United States

There are many choices from Hydrangea to Spirea, Weigela to Shrub Roses.  We will explain some of the best flowering shrubs that will add pops of color and texture to your yard.  Learn how to maintain and prune them for best results. RSVP below or call 507-289-6068 to reserve your spot!

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March 2018

Free

New Perennials or a scene from StarWars?

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sargent’s on 2nd, 1811 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902 United States

“Blue Skywalker”, “Midnight Reiter”, “Stellar Lights”, and “Superstar” are just a few of the new perennials we will be talking about for 2018. Join us for an out of this world experience. RSVP below or call 507-289-6068 to reserve your spot!

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Free

Hearty Hot & Succulent Sweet Peppers

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sargent’s on 2nd, 1811 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902 United States

Learn the fundamentals of pepper growing, from planting and growing to putting up a bountiful autumn harvest.  Topics will include differentiating shapes, sizes, and heat levels, hardy varieties for short Minnesota summers, and both garden and container growing. RSVP below or call 507-289-6068 to reserve your spot!

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Free

New Annuals (The combination for Success)

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sargent’s on 2nd, 1811 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902 United States

Ready to bring color back into your yard? In this seminar, customers get a sneak peek at the new and exciting annuals for 2018. Along with learning how to care for these new annuals, you’ll also be given ideas for thrilling combinations. Combinations will feature both new and reliable annuals. RSVP below or call 507-289-6068 to reserve your spot!

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Free

Growing Vegetables in an Urban Setting

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sargent’s on 2nd, 1811 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902 United States

Gardening on a small scale can be enjoyable and fulfilling. We will discuss creative ideas and tips for maximizing your growing area no matter how limited your space.  Different Gardening methods, container growing and recommended varieties will be presented to help you grow a bountiful harvest in your small area. RSVP Below or call 507-289-6068 to reserve your spot!

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Free

Terrific Tomatoes

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sargent’s on 2nd, 1811 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902 United States

Learn to grow the tastiest tomatoes on the block! We will take an in-depth look at growing healthy, flavorful tomatoes! Topics covered include soil preparation, recommended tomato varieties, heirloom varieties, disease and insect control, planting in the garden vs. containers, plus staking and fertilizing. RSVP below or call 507-289-6068 to reserve your spot!

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$70.00

Hanging Basket Potting Party

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sargent’s North, 7955 18th Ave NW
Rochester, 55902

Get your creative juices flowing as you handle baby plants of bacopa, supertunias®, superbells® and many other flowers. Sargent’s staff will provide instructions and assistance designing and planting. Being in the warm greenhouse filled with seedlings will provide lots of inspiration as you search out the perfect flowers for your basket. Gather your friends and come for the flowers, camaraderie, and most importantly, the FUN! With a little sunshine and tender, loving care from our growers, your basket will be ready to pick…

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April 2018

$70.00

Hanging Basket Potting Party

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sargent’s North, 7955 18th Ave NW
Rochester, 55902

Get your creative juices flowing as you handle baby plants of bacopa, supertunias®, superbells® and many other flowers. Sargent’s staff will provide instructions and assistance designing and planting. Being in the warm greenhouse filled with seedlings will provide lots of inspiration as you search out the perfect flowers for your basket. Gather your friends and come for the flowers, camaraderie, and most importantly, the FUN! With a little sunshine and tender, loving care from our growers, your basket will be ready to pick…

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$70.00

Hanging Basket Potting Party

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sargent’s North, 7955 18th Ave NW
Rochester, 55902

Get your creative juices flowing as you handle baby plants of bacopa, supertunias®, superbells® and many other flowers. Sargent’s staff will provide instructions and assistance designing and planting. Being in the warm greenhouse filled with seedlings will provide lots of inspiration as you search out the perfect flowers for your basket. Gather your friends and come for the flowers, camaraderie, and most importantly, the FUN! With a little sunshine and tender, loving care from our growers, your basket will be ready to pick…

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Free

Making the Final Cut…..Pruning Basics

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sargent’s on 2nd, 1811 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902 United States

The How, Why, and When for Home-Owners – As expert horticulturists, the questions we get most often are about pruning and cutting back landscape plants. Let our nursery experts explain proper timing, tools and techniques for maintaining a tidy and healthy landscape. We will cover trees, shrubs, evergreens and some perennials. Bring your questions. RSVP below or call 507-289-6068 to reserve your spot!

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Free

Green & Barefoot Friendly

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sargent’s on 2nd, 1811 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902 United States

Having a beautiful lawn shouldn’t be that hard. If you’re tired of paying a lawn service for mediocre results, or you think you could use a few tips, let us show you how to have a healthy, weed free lawn you can be proud of. Our turf expert will cover seeding, fertilizing, watering, weed and disease treatment as well as organic options for your grass. RSVP below or call 507-289-6068 to reserve your spot!

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$8.00

How Does Your Garden Grow? – Wee Wednesday

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Sargent’s North, 7955 18th Ave NW
Rochester, 55902

Wee Wednesdays are gardening related classes for preschool and Kindergarten-aged children. Each Wee Wednesday class has a 9:30 and 10:30 session (April – December). All classes include hands-on activities, a story, and a tasty treat. A $8 class fee covers supplies and snack. Please plan to stay with your child. (SAVE $4 on each additional ticket for siblings) To enroll your child or grandchild in these fun-filled classes, please register online here or  call (507) 289-0022 today. Pre-registration is required.  Classes fill quickly.   April 18 – How…

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Free

Sargent’s North Tour With Nick

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sargent’s North, 7955 18th Ave NW
Rochester, 55902

*** This tour is full. We have added a 2 pm tour. Join Nick Sargent on a tour of our greenhouse production facility at Sargent’s North.  At this time you will see acres of eye popping color, annual flowers as well as both outdoor and greenhouse perennial plant production.  Nick will tell you about methods and technology required to grow high quality plant material. Call Sargent’s North 507-289-0022 or RSVP below to reserve your spot.  Tour will be limited to 50 participants

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Free

Sensational Succulents Make & Take

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sargent’s on 2nd, 1811 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902 United States

Succulents have been a hot trend, both indoors and out.  They are low maintenance, have outstanding colors and textures and when beautifully combined create eye catching focal points.  Come learn all about succulents and make and take home your own potted masterpiece. Cost- $30, RSVP below or call 507-289-6068 to reserve your spot, payment will be taken the day of the seminar.

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Free

Kokedama Make and Take

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sargent’s on 2nd, 1811 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902 United States

 Kokedama is a Japanese gardening technique that involves wrapping a plant in moss instead of placing it in a pot. In this seminar participants will hear the best practices for watering, misting, light needs and fertilizing, everything to keep your kokedama “string garden” healthy! Participants will transform their own houseplant into a dangling sculptural object. Cost: $25 RSVP below or call 507-289-6068 to reserve your spot! Payment will be taken the day of the event.

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Free

Sargent’s North Tour With Nick

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sargent’s North, 7955 18th Ave NW
Rochester, 55902

Join Nick Sargent on a tour of our greenhouse production facility at Sargent’s North.  At this time you will see acres of eye popping color, annual flowers as well as both outdoor and greenhouse perennial plant production.  Nick will tell you about methods and technology required to grow high quality plant material. Call Sargent’s North 507-289-0022 or RSVP below to reserve your spot.  Tour will be limited to 50 participants

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Free

Herbs for the Kitchen Garden

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Sargent’s on 2nd, 1811 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902 United States

** CLASS IS FULL** Want to incorporate fresh, tasty herbs into your cooking or keep your home smelling sweet and clean?  Learn how to grow some of the most common herbs used in the kitchen and in household cleaning.  We’ll cover growing, harvesting, and preserving, and highlight herbs great for container growing. RSVP below or call 507-289-6068 to reserve your spot!

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May 2018

$8.00

A Rainbow of Colors- Wee Wednesday

May 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Sargent’s North, 7955 18th Ave NW
Rochester, 55902

Wee Wednesdays are gardening related classes for preschool and Kindergarten-aged children. Each Wee Wednesday class has a 9:30 and 10:30 session (April – December). All classes include hands-on activities, a story, and a tasty treat. A $8 class fee covers supplies and snack. Please plan to stay with your child. (SAVE $4 on each additional ticket for siblings) To enroll your child or grandchild in these fun-filled classes, please register online here or  call (507) 289-0022 today. Pre-registration is required.  Classes fill quickly.   May 16 – A…

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June 2018

Weekly Specials!

June 20 @ 8:00 am - July 8 @ 8:00 pm
Sargent’s Garden Centers, Rochester, MN United States

Buy 3 perennials get 1 free

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$8.00

The Secret Life of Ponds – Wee Wednesday

June 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Sargent’s North, 7955 18th Ave NW
Rochester, 55902

**9:30 and 10:30 Classes Full** Wee Wednesdays are gardening related classes for preschool and Kindergarten-aged children. Each Wee Wednesday class has a 9:30 and 10:30 session (April – December). All classes include hands-on activities, a story, and a tasty treat. A $8 class fee covers supplies and snack. Please plan to stay with your child. (SAVE $4 on each additional ticket for siblings) To enroll your child or grandchild in these fun-filled classes, please register online here or  call (507) 289-0022 today. Pre-registration is required.  Classes fill quickly.…

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July 2018

$8.00

I Spy- Identifying Things in Nature – Wee Wednesday

July 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Sargent’s North, 7955 18th Ave NW
Rochester, 55902

*BOTH CLASSES FULL* Wee Wednesdays are gardening related classes for preschool and Kindergarten-aged children. Each Wee Wednesday class has a 9:30 and 10:30 session (April – December). All classes include hands-on activities, a story, and a tasty treat. A $8 class fee covers supplies and snack. Please plan to stay with your child. (SAVE $4 on each additional ticket for siblings) To enroll your child or grandchild in these fun-filled classes, please register online here or  call (507) 289-0022 today. Pre-registration is required.  Classes fill quickly.   July…

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August 2018

Free

Perennial Growing Range Tour

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come join Cathy Maxson, AKA Sargent’s “Grower Girl”, on Thursday, August 2nd from 6-7 PM.  for a tour of our extensive perennial growing range at Sargent’s.  Sargent’s produces the vast majority of perennial flowers that we sell at both of our stores and our landscape installations.  Late summer is when many of these plants are in their prime.  Join us for a summer evening tour to learn about and enjoy these wonderful plants! Call Sargent’s North 289-0022 or RSVP below…

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Free

How to Select Perennials for Any Garden

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Perennial flower bed

How to Select Perennials for Any Garden Learn which perennials are best for you, their bloom time and other great qualities and talk with the perennial expert and gardening enthusiast, Tami Smith.  Her presentation will cover her favorite perennials with various types of sun exposure as well as perennials that are low maintenance plants, drought tolerant, and great pollinators. The class will be held Sat. August 4th at 9:00 AM Sargent’s on 2nd Please call 289-6068 or Register online

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Hydrangeapolooza at 2nd Street

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

                       Hydrangeas bring a huge burst of color to the garden but some gardeners may be confused on which varieties will work best in their landscape. In this seminar we will discuss the many different varieties – some new, some old and how to select and care for them. Join Phil at the 2nd Street location for this educational morning.  

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$8.00

Seedy Scenes – Wee Wednesday

August 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Sargent’s North, 7955 18th Ave NW
Rochester, 55902

Wee Wednesdays are gardening related classes for preschool and Kindergarten-aged children. Each Wee Wednesday class has a 9:30 and 10:30 session (April – December). All classes include hands-on activities, a story, and a tasty treat. A $8 class fee covers supplies and snack. Please plan to stay with your child. (SAVE $4 on each additional ticket for siblings) To enroll your child or grandchild in these fun-filled classes, please register online here or  call (507) 289-0022 today. Pre-registration is required.  Classes fill quickly.   August 15 – Seedy…

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Labor Day Sale

August 30 @ 8:00 am - September 12 @ 9:00 am
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September 2018

Free

Sargent’s on 2nd Fall Gardening Seminar

September 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sargent’s on 2nd, 1811 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902 United States

Fall is an excellent time to plant. We will share tips on trees, shrubs and perennials that will add fall and winter interest in the landscape. Fall is also the only time you can plant beautiful spring flowering bulbs. Learn about allium, tulips, daffodils and more. You will also enjoy a live demo on creating beautiful fall containers using mums, kale, grasses and other fall loving annuals. This seminar will take place at Sargent’s on 2nd on Tuesday Sept. 18th…

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$8.00

Big Machines – Wee Wednesday

September 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Sargent’s North, 7955 18th Ave NW
Rochester, 55902

Wee Wednesdays are gardening related classes for preschool and Kindergarten-aged children. Each Wee Wednesday class has a 9:30 and 10:30 session (April – December). All classes include hands-on activities, a story, and a tasty treat. A $8 class fee covers supplies and snack. Please plan to stay with your child. (SAVE $4 on each additional ticket for siblings) To enroll your child or grandchild in these fun-filled classes, please register online here or  call (507) 289-0022 today. Pre-registration is required.  Classes fill quickly.   September 19 – Big…

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