Join Dr. Sarah Reichard, UW Botanic Gardens Director, and author of The Conscientious Gardener, for a discussion of her book and a walk through Washington Park Arboretum.
Discover how routine gardening practices can harm both local and distant ecosystems and how you can manage your own garden to minimize detrimental effects on the environment. Learn how to sustainably and responsibly control pests, conserve water, and improve your soil.
Dr. Reichard has practical tips that will help you become a Conscientious Gardener!
Saturday, June 29, 9-11am
Cost: $15; $20 after June 22nd
Other upcoming classes:
Can you grow interesting plants in the shade?
Is there such a thing as too many plants?
What does a lavender farm look (and smell!) like?
What can you do to help your poor overgrown yard recover from an invasive takeover?
We can help! We have the answers to all these questions and more. Stop in for one of our fascinating plant classes.
Or call (206) 685-8033 to register over the phone
2-part class: Wednesday, June 19th, 7:00 – 8:30pm, and Saturday, June 22nd, 1:00 – 3:30pm
Cost: $50; $60 after June 16
Is your formerly sunny garden becoming shady with maturing trees and shrubs? Or do you have areas of existing shade? This class will teach you how to plant for shade and still have beautiful enduring plants from early spring through fall. Learn to love the shade!
Saturday’s class will be a field trip to a Northwest Seattle private (shady!) garden.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 7 – 8pm
( Pre-registration required.) Suggested donation ~$5 at the door.
There are a lot of good reasons to make more plants of the ones you already grow and love: fill empty spots in your own garden, gift to friends, contribute to plant sales, maybe even just have cheap fun in your garden. Whatever your reasons, this program will demonstrate a variety of techniques that can be used in early summer including division and cuttings as well as discuss materials and resources that will contribute to your success. Join Master Gardener Kay Gordon as she shares experiences from her own garden.
Wednesday, July 17th from 1-2:30
Cost: $20; $25 after July 10
Master Gardener Tom Frei has been working with his wife and children to develop Woodinville Lavender since 2008. They are currently growing over 3000 plants and 25 varieties at a farm overlooking the Sammamish Valley.
Tom will discuss the history, botany, selection, care, and uses of lavender and lead us on a tour of the sustainable and organic gardens. Lavender refreshments will be provided. The 3rd week of July is the peak time for lavender blooms so don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity!
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 9:30am – 2pm
Cost: $50; $60 after July 20
Want to stop your yard from being swallowed up by unsightly ivy? Tired of being scratched by thorny blackberries? Join this workshop to jump start your backyard restoration efforts. Learn the common invasive species in Seattle, how to remove and dispose of them, and how to keep them from coming back. We will also touch on good plants to replace invasive species and how to work safely on steep slopes.