Saturday, May 5, 2007
9am to 1pm
Nokomis Park Community Center
A Gardener’s Dream of a Grand Door Prize: Win your own Raingarden! This prize has been contributed by Rusty Schmidt, Blooms nationally recognized landscape ecologist. Rusty designed a Raingarden for the winner's yard! Some of the best Minnesota native plant growers have contributed native plants, and our well-trained team of Landscape Designers have installed the winner's very own Raingarden.
Celebrating great gardeners who contribute to the beauty and environmental health of our city. Mayor R. T. Rybak presented awards to the top gardens and gardeners of 2006, among the nearly 1,200 gardens nominated in 2006.
Rain Barrels! $45 rain barrels were purchased from the Green Institute’s ReUse Center.
Want to help on Blooms Day? If you’d like to volunteer for future BloomsDay events, call (651) 699-2426. Or donate labeled thinnings from your garden for our Blooms Day plant sale by bringing your potted or plastic bagged plants.
Plant Sale – the best gardeners in Minneapolis shared their garden thinnings!
Rebecca Kolls signed autographs and speaks on Growing Green in Harmony with Nature!
Great door prizes for gardeners!
Visitors learned how to reduce the Minneapolis Stormwater Fee!
Visitors found plant societies experts for lilies, roses, irises, native perennials, and water gardens!
Eco-friendly businesses like Top Notch Tree Care and Hild and Associates were on hand to offer expertise and services!
Rebecca Kolls was the keynote speaker at Blooms Day, May 5th and spoke on “Growing Green: In Harmony with Nature”.
Rebecca first learned how to garden at her grandparents’ house in Sunnyside, Utah where she spent many summers. Her fascination with gardening and weather led her to the University of Kansas where she graduated with a degree in atmospheric science. She began her career at a local television station as a meteorologist.
Kolls later landed a job as Chief Meteorologist at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis where she became well known to the Twin Cities gardening community. She became certified as a master gardener and utilized her segments to provide gardening tips. She also cultivated the well-known “roof-top garden” at WCCO.
Kolls has garnered national success as a garden expert from her widely successful television show, HGTV’s “Rebecca's Garden”. Rebecca’s Garden is seen weekly on 150 television stations nationwide and has resulted in several spin off shows. She also is the gardening and lifestyle contributor for ABC's Good Morning America, and is the author of the book Rebecca's Garden: Four Seasons to Grow On. She has recently developed her own magazine: Seasons. Today, Kolls lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two children.