June 2018 Garden Workshop: A Creative Getaway for the Garden Enthusiast

Friday Evening & Saturday June 22 – 23, 2018

Topics & Projects


  • Growing, maintaining and sharing your garden
  • Seeds and Bulbs ~ How to collect and store for future use
  • A Look at Herbs – various methods of preserving, incorporating in recipes, and use in Companion Planting,
  • Crafting Garden-Themed Art for home and garden accents ~ Ideas in the Work: Birdhouses, Decorated Garden Notebook, Seed Packets and other garden-themed Paper Accessories, Garden Photo Wood Blocks
  • Ideas for your Porch or Outdoor Entertaining ~ shared at meal times


  • Steve Danielson ~ Landscape designer and installer, constructed all the landscaping that surrounds the Octagon House today. His creative landscape style incorporates integrated gardens with the beauty and ambience of water features including fountains, ponds and streams. His designs often include features such as arches, pergolas, and private sanctuaries or outdoor living spaces. His work is featured in both residential and commercial properties in the Twin Cities, Red Wing and Wisconsin. His home gardens and pond in Maplewood have been featured twice on the Minnesota Water Garden Society tour.
  • Nancy Wilhelmson ~ See “About the Octagon House Proprietress