Rose gardening webinar offered online via Zoom

Master Gardener


“Growing Hardy Roses Up North” will be presented by Master Gardener Jackie Burkey at noon Tuesday, Aug. 11, online via Zoom.

Learn how to grow beautiful roses that have been bred for cold winters. Add color, texture and even fragrance to your garden with a few simple hints and a look at many of the widely available cultivars.

Register for this free Zoom webinar by calling the Brainerd Public Library at 218-829-5574 or going online to The Zoom link will be sent in a confirmation email after registration.

Free Master Gardener classes through the University of Minnesota Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners will take place through December. Monthly presentations facilitated by certified U of MN Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners will discuss subjects ranging from garden tools to gourds. Master Gardeners are University of Minnesota-trained volunteers whose job is to educate the public about a variety of horticulture subjects. The Master Gardener Program educational effort is designed to enhance the public's quality of life and to promote good stewardship of the environment. To find out more, visit

For more information on any of the events, contact the Brainerd Library at 218-829-5574 or visit the library’s Facebook page at

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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