The Best Private Plant Sale in Maple Grove

Carmen Ouverson and her neighbor, Carla, have been putting together what I consider to be the best private plant sale in Maple Grove – and it’s happening right now.  Today, Carmen will open her garden to about 300 people eager to shop a staggering selection of perennials.  The sale begins at 7:30am and lasts until 6pm.  It runs Thursday, May 30th and Friday, May 31st (2013) or until the plants run out. (They do, by the way)

The sale is located at:
9125 Kingsview Lane N
Maple Grove, MN  55369


At the very least, you should go to see Carmen’s garden. Let me give you a little preview…

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Carmen grows some things that many gardeners would not even try in our climate. She is very thoughtful about placement and she is a master at pruning.

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One of the highlights of her garden is her incredible fairy garden.Carmen 3


This is a birdbath that Carmen has transformed into a little vignette.  And, no one grows moss like Carmen.Carmen 4

I loved this little water feature she had out last year…Carmen 5

Check out the amazing colors on this iris.
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Another view of the amazing fairy garden which wraps around an old tree.

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Another inspiring container…Carmen 9

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Jennifer Ebeling
Jennifer Ebeling is a proud Minnesotan and U of MN alumni. Gooooooo Gophers! Each week, Jennifer produces and hosts Still Growing - a gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. The show is an in-depth interview format. Guests featured on the show share a passion for gardening and include authors, bloggers, professional gardeners, etc. Listeners and guests of the show can join the Still Growing community on Facebook. It's a place to ask questions, share garden stories, interact with great guests featured on the show, and continue to grow and learn. Jennifer and her husband Philip have four children, a big golden lab named Sonny, and live in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. P.S. When she's not teaching her four kids a new card game - or teaching them how to drive a car - Jennifer loves inspiring individuals and groups to maximize and personalize their home & garden.
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