Robert-Jan Quene present "The Legend and Lore of the Tulip" during the first of its Garden Talk series.

The talk is Thursday, Jan. 31 from 6-8 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion, 906 E. Second St.

In the presentation, he talks about the origin and history of the tulip; the tulip mania in the 17th century; types and varieties of tulips; how to properly grow tulips in your garden; and shows off pictures of the famous tulip gardens "de Keukenhof."

Additional garden talks are planned for 6-8 p.m. Feb. 7, Feb. 21, March 7, March 21 and April 4. The series offers presentations by regional experts on garden-related topics of interest to those who garden in the Northland.

Admission is $10; seating is limited. Sessions often sell out, so make reservations early at 715-394-5712.