March 30th, 2015 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin
Believe it or not, there are over 100 plant sales in the Pacific Northwest in April. Find rare dahlias or fuchsias at specialty sales or tried and true annuals and perennials at general sales. The Elisabeth C. Miller Library compiles a list of regional plant sales and garden tours so when you get tired of weeding, consult the calendar and go buy plants instead!
A few of our favorite sales:
- FlorAbundance at Warren G. Magnuson Park, Building 30, Saturday, April 25, 9 am to 5 pm Sunday, April 26, 10 am to 2 pm; Benefits the Washington Park Arboretum
- Master Gardener Foundation Plant Sale at the Center for Urban Horticulture, Saturday, May 2, 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, May 3, 11 am to 3 pm
- Hardy Fern Foundation’s Fern Festival 2015, Center for Urban Horticulture, Friday, June 5, noon to 6:30 pm and Saturday June 6, 9 am to 2 pm
Shop for rare plants and support a good cause at the Florabundance Plant Sale! Photo courtesy of Arboretum Foundation.
February 25th, 2015 by Jenelle Clark
Come to the 10th annual Garden Lovers’ Book Sale to select choice titles on garden design, plant selection, horticulture, edibles, and pest control among others.
The tips, inspiration, and vital information contained in these books will keep you inspired and on track as you plan and enjoy your garden this year.
The fun begins on Friday, April 3th at 5 pm at the Preview Party. Tickets cost $25 and include hors d’oeuvre and wine plus first crack at the books. Purchase in advance by calling 206-543-0415.
On Saturday the doors open at 9:00 am. The public sale is free. Bring your own bags or boxes to load up on great deals.
Why are these women smiling? Because they are thrilled with the fantastic plant & garden book deals!
Sale is at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105.
- Preview party: April 3, 5-8pm, $25.00
- Public sale: April 4, 9am-3pm, free.
- All proceeds benefit the new materials budget for the Miller Library.
February 4th, 2015 by Jenelle Clark
Camellia japonica ‘Jupiter (Paul)’. One of the many winter treasures growing at the Arboretum.
Alert, serious plant lovers: Get your hands on rare and ephemeral early spring plants at the 2015 Northwest Horticultural Society’s Spring Plant Sale, March 7th at 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Proceeds benefit the Elisabeth C. Miller Library.
Please join us for a special lecture, Late Winter Treasures of the U.W. Botanic Gardens, by Raymond J. Larson, the Curator of Collections at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens. The lecture begins at 10:00 am.
November 4th, 2014 by UWBG Communication Staff
Monotype by Roberta McDaris Long
GIFT EXHIBIT December 5 – 23
From December 5th through December 23rd, the Elisabeth C. Miller Library will have a selection of locally made arts and crafts available for purchase. Nature inspired gifts such as hand made tiles, letter press cards, and felted wool flower pins will delight recipients.
OPENING RECEPTION December 5
Join us for refreshments at the opening reception and sale on Friday, December 5th from 5 to 8pm.
Cash or Check only please! 25% of proceeds benefit the Miller Library.
- BARBARA CLARK, carved ceramic tiles
- JENNY CRAIG, Notta Pixie Press, vintage letterpress cards and gifts
- AL DODSON, color photographs of bark, trees, plants and landscapes.
- MOLLY HASHIMOTO, nature-inspired watercolor paintings, prints, cards and calendars
- JOAN HELBACKA, Elda Grace handcrafted journals
- ROBERTA MCDARIS LONG botanically themed monoprint cards and prints, shown right
- SYLVIA PORTILLO, The Human Hand Card Company, cards, prints, dioramas and botanically inspired, felted wool, wearable flowers
- JENNIFER ROSE, flower photographs, cards and calendars
3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98105
October 28th, 2014 by UWBG Communication Staff
Calling all artists & designers
The Miller Library needs a poster design for the 2015 10th anniversary Garden Lovers’ Book Sale.
We seek your donation of creative talents for a new design for the 11 x 17 poster and 5 x 8 postcard advertising the 2015 Garden Lovers’ Book Sale. The successful design will have a plant or garden theme and eye catching appeal. The poster must include the specific details below about the date and location, plus the UW Botanic Garden logo. We will accept submissions through December 29th. Send a message to Tracy at email@example.com for more information. The creator of the selected design will receive two tickets to the book sale preview party.
GARDEN LOVERS’ BOOK SALE APRIL 3 & 4, 2015
Elisabeth C. Miller Library
CENTER FOR URBAN HORTICULTURE 3501 NE 41ST STREET, SEATTLE
ART EXHIBIT AND SALE PACIFIC NORTHWEST BOTANICAL ARTISTS Continues through May xx
WINE AND CHEESE PREVIEW PARTY AND BOOK SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd FROM 5:00 – 8:00 PM ADVANCE TICKETS: $20
BOOK SALE SATURDAY, APRIL 5TH FROM 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM FREE ADMISSION!
For more information visit www.millerlibrary.org
To purchase party tickets call the library at 206-543-0415
October 27th, 2014 by UWBG Communication Staff
Watercolors by Linda Stewart Henley will be on exhibit in the Miller Library from November 4th through December 2nd. The paintings of Washington natives, done mostly on location, are accompanied by field notes. The exhibit shows the plants in representational, but not scientifically botanical, style. The poster Washington Shrubby Plants is featured as part of the exhibition.
Meet the artist at a free reception at the Library on Friday, November 14th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
September 8th, 2014 by UWBG Communication Staff
Paintings of ferns, orchids, and other treasures will be on exhibit in the Miller Library from September 19 to November 3rd. Botanists, teacher and artist, Linda Ann Vorobik, paints exquisite and botanically accurate water colors of ferns and orchids that will delight you.
Meet the artist at a free reception at the Library on Friday, September 19th from 5:00 to 7:00pm.
Feel inspired? Take a workshop from Linda on October 4th & 5th.
July 22nd, 2014 by UWBG Communication Staff
Seattle Parks and the Northwest
Artist Kathleen Wolfe celebrates her love of nature with oil paintings on canvas featuring poppies, water lilies and landscape with majestic trees. Her paintings will be on display in the Miller Library from August 5th to September 16th.
Meet the artist at a free reception at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library on Wednesday, August 13th from 5:00 to 7:00pm. 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle.
May 23rd, 2014 by Heidi Unruh, UWBG Communications Volunteer
Did you know that the Miller Library has fresh seed packets collected from Hardy Plant Society of Washington member gardens? And that they are only $1 per packet? And that proceeds benefit the Miller Library? Come get them before they are gone!
May 7th, 2014 by UWBG Communication Staff
Wonder what goes on in the labs of Merrill Hall or in the study plots sprinkled throughout Union Bay Natural Area? Find out at the annual UW Botanic Gardens graduate student research review May 9 to June 13 in the Library.
Want to meet the researchers? Then join us for the public reception Friday, May 9 from 5 to 7pm. Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to this free event.
Participating students and research topics