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Heidi Swanson photo Squire House Gardens August 2106EVENTS
EARTH TO TABLE
POTTERY SHOW OPENING
Saturday, October 1

1 p.m .- 5 p.m.
Party on the patio
 Pottery on view
and for sale
in the shop through

Sunday, October 16
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2016 Trick or Treat Trail Afton MN
AFTON MINNESOTA
TRICK OR TREAT
TRAIL

Saturday, Oct. 29
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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Holiday Open House 2016 at Squire House Gardens
SQUIRE HOUSE
HOLIDAY

OPEN HOUSE
WEEKEND
Saturday, November 19
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, November 20
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Fall florals NEW
ARRIVALS
 
IN THE SHOP
FALL FLORALS
LAMPS & RUGS
GIFT BOOKS
PUZZLES
JEWELRY
SCARVES & HATS
CANDLES
SOAPS & LOTIONS
PORCH GOODS
TABLE TOP GOODS

Hydrangea Little Lime
HYDRANGEA 'LITTLE LIME'
NURSERY PLANTS
ON SALE
30% OFF
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Dewitt garden tools
FALL BULBS
PLANT NOW
Plant fall bulbs now and look forward to spring flowers in your garden
Frittilaria
Allium
Dwarf Iris
Tulip
Narcissus


Organic Bulb Tone
Bulb Tone

Tools & trowels
Garden gloves


FIND
THE NEW
THE UNUSUAL
THE BEST
GIFTS FOR
PLANT LOVERS
& GARDENERS

Made in Minnesota Bird Houses

Garden pruners, tools and gloves at Squire House Afton MN 55001
 
Japanese pruners at Squire House Afton MN 55001

Garden gloves at Squire House Gardens


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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 • PARTY ON THE PATIO
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. • Beautiful pottery ware & complimentary Harvest theme refreshments
Enjoy seeing fall leaf color in the St. Croix River Valley
You are invited • Bring a friend!
EARTH TO TABLE FALL POTTERY SHOW
Opening Party on the Patio

Saturday, October 1 • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Meet our artist-potters and see an amazing display of pottery ware
Enjoy complimentary 'harvest themed' refreshments served on the patio
Pottery on view in the gift shop through Sunday, October 9

Pottery Show 2016
Earth To Table Fall Pottery Show 2016

“Artists and gardeners alike recognize the passage into each new season as part of the creative cycle. Join us as we come together in celebration of the harvest season.”   Martin Stern, Squire House Gardens

Squire House Gardens announces its fall pottery show 'Earth to Table,’ October 1-16, 2016, featuring the work of four Minnesota artists who honor the artful presentation of food in everyday living --Robert Bowman, Lisa Buck, Lee Persell and Lynnea Schwieters.
A festive opening reception with the artists celebrating the harvest season will be held on the garden patio Saturday, October 1, from 1 to 5 pm. Complimentary beverages, garden fresh grilled food and hors d'oeuvres will be served on the artists' handmade wares.

Following the outdoor reception, the pottery will be shown indoors and available for sale in the Squire House gift shop through October 16th.  Hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10 to 6, and Sundays 12 to 5.  Squire House Gardens is located in an 1870 historic home in the heart of the village of Afton, MN.  To visit, travel east of the Twin Cities on I-94 to Exit 258 and go south 4.7 miles.

Participating Artists:
Robert Bowman, Minneapolis, MN – Robert has taught ceramics classes at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts since 1997, co-managing the studio for several of those years. He also curates and designs exhibitions as the Center’s Exhibits Director and Retail Manager. Robert’s work has been shown at Northern Clay Center, The Phipps, Edina Art Center, Bloomington Center for the Arts, various art fairs and the Minnetonka Center for the Arts.
Lisa Buck, Afton, MN – Lisa’s red earthenware pots have been exhibited in galleries nationwide, including Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis. She was a 2003 recipient of the Jerome Foundation Project Grant for Emerging Artists. When not in the studio, she teaches ceramics and art at Mounds Park Academy.
Lee Persell, Minnetonka, MN – Lee is the Ceramics Studio Manager for the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. She exhibits in shows and galleries across the Midwest. She has extensive experience in ceramics and design consulting, and has taught at the Art Center for more than 15 years.
Lynnea Schwieters, Hugo, MN - After a career in the legal field, Lynnea returned to her love of pottery in 2000 and studied with Ernest Miller at the Northrup King Building. She currently works fulltime out of her studio warehouse and her decorative porcelain pottery is shown at Gallery 394 in Minneapolis, Spatial Effects Gallery in St. Paul and her own Schwieters Pottery Studio in Hugo (by appointment).
WHAT'S NEW?  SAVE $$ AT OUR FALL CLEARANCE SALE
Fall clearance sale
SQUIRE HOUSE FALL SALE

OUTDOOR CLEARANCE
September 22 - October 2
30% off Glazed pots, birdbaths, fountains and tagged items
Lots of gorgeous garden goods at great prices!
30% off Perennials, trees & shrubs in the nursery
Fantastic prices on fabulous plant offerings!

ON SALE IN THE GIFT SHOP
50% off tagged summer clearance merchandise in the store
Summer styles, closeouts and discontinued items


PLANT FALL BULBS NOW
FOR SPRING FLOWERS
Tulip viridifloris
Some very wonderful spring flowering plants are grown from bulbs that must be planted in October in our northern gardens. This can be a point of confusion for garden visitors who admire these beauties blooming in April and May, and wish to purchase them as potted nursery plants. A good bulb selection is available now, including fantastic martagon lily bulbs. (Purchase soon, as varieties do sell quickly). Let's review some of these plants that are so popular in the Squire House gardens:
  • Frittilaria meleagris or Checker-spot Lily, is one of the first to bloom in very early spring. So many visitors ask about this beautiful little flower! We've ordered extras, but always sell out, so shop soon. Deer resistant, too.
  • Allium giganteum and other alliums are easy to grow, amazing to look and deer do not like to eat. May bloom time, long-lasting.
  • Iris reticulata is a short, deep blue small beauty. Blooms very early spring. Plant on the edge where you'll see it. The flowers appear at the time of spring when we are most desperate, sometimes through a late snowfall.
  • Tulip tarda daystemon blooms early May and will multiply over time. Super hardy, short 4" tall, bright and cheery.
  • Tulip 'Exotic Emperor' is a double hybrid that blooms over a long period of time in mid-spring. The flowers resemble small peonies when fully opened. Lovely creamy white color looks absolutely beautiful in sunny spots in our gardens at Squire House. FAVORITE!
  • Tulip viridiflora are know for their exceptional long flowering capability. 'Flaming Spring Green' (photo above) is one of the most beautiful with streaks of burgundy red. The sturdy stems will hold up to spring storms. All tulips do best in sunny situations and all will need protection from hungry deer.
MARTAGON LILY BULBS

 Freshly harvested, Minnesota-grown bulbs
Plant now! Three varieties in stock $24 per bulb
To order call 651-436-8080 or contact us by email
 Martagon bulbs at Squire HouseMartagon Claude Shride Martagon Terrance City 
TOP QUALITY!
MARTAGON 'CLAUDE SHRIDE'
MARTAGON 'TERRACE CITY'

FIND GIFTS & GOODS IN EVERY ROOM OF OUR HISTORIC 1870s GIFT SHOP New for fall
See what's NEW for the season: Table decor, rugs, fair-trade products, lamps!
New for late summer

VISIT OUR GIFT SHOP AND PLANT NURSERY • ENJOY OUR GARDENS
Gift shop 1870s historic home in Afton Minnesota
VISITORS LOVE OUR GIFT SHOP IN AN 1870s HISTORIC HOME ON AFTON'S MAIN STREET
Fall flowers
SEDUM 'SUNSPARKLER' • ASTER WOOD'S LIGHT BLUE • MAMMOTH RED DAISY MUM • ASTER 'PURPLE DOME

  Plant Nursery at Squire House Gardens Afton Minnesota 55001
BROWSE OUR SELECTIONS FOR SUN & SHADE IN THE SQUIRE HOUSE PLANT NURSERY
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN SELLING NORTHERN HARDY VARIETIES


Garden pool at Squire House
PEACEFUL SCENE AROUND THE PATIO POOL • ENJOY A WALK THROUGH OUR GARDENS


CELEBRATE THE BEAUTY OF EVERY SEASON
Squire House Gardens • Afton, Minnesota
 

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