Join us for this in-store event with Steve Kelley, third generation proprietor of celebrated local nursery and landscaper Kelley and Kelley. We'll have books available for purchase and signing at this event.
In 1922, brothers Bill and Rod Kelley opened up a nursery on land near Lake Minnetonka where their parents had settled decades earlier. They called it Kelley & Kelley, and over time they developed a business serving the lake estates and summer homes of families from "in town." In these pages Steve Kelley, the third generation at the helm, looks back at a hundred years of the family's landscaping and gardening history, and also shares his thoughts on a variety of subjects, both horticultural and personal. Among the riches are contemplative essays devoted to gardening with all the senses, the pleasures of weeding, shopping for plants, compost, garden renovation, and working with garden light in every season. The book also contains plenty of specific information about plants, and draws to a close with a delightfully opinionated overview, drawn up by Steve and his wife, Arla, and based on a lifetime of work in the trade, of the "best" of everything from pruning shears to gardening hats.
This is a free event, but registration is required to help us plan seating. You may register here:
The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10-6 and on Sunday from 12-4.
We are also available for phone or on-line orders. Curbside pickup is also an option.
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Another Note: The books you'll see as you browse are a combination of what we have in-store and what is available through publishers and distributors. Please call us at 952-401-0932 if you want to find out if a book is immediately available.