Wednesday, September 3, 2008

FREE: Savvy Gardener Fall Classes

Dazzling Dry Shade Combinations
Saturday, September 13 10 – 11:30 am
Swanson’s Nursery, 9701 15th Ave NW, Seattle
Taught by Peggy Campbell

Discover plants that grow in dry shade under trees, eaves, and in areas you are tired of watering. Peggy Campbell will show some of her favorites to brighten shady spots. In this 90 minute class, you’ll gather simple solutions for bare areas, lawn alternatives, and seasonal color. And you will learn easy steps to help these plants thrive.

Fall Plant Palettes for a Drought Tolerant Garden
Saturday, September 27 10 am – noon or 1 – 3 pm
Shoreline (directions will be sent to registered students)
Taught by Stacie Crooks, Crooks Garden Design

Experience Stacie Crooks’ colorful garden and learn first hand how to transform a resource-intensive lawn into tapestries of drought tolerant plantings. Using plants that lend color and structure year round, Stacie has created a garden that not only gets national attention for its beauty, but also fits her busy schedule. Look for photos of Stacie's garden in the October issue of Fine Gardening.

Pre-registration required. Attendees must reside in the Saving Water Partnership service area. Click here to see service area: Please note that this class is for gardeners who have a basic knowledge of plant types and their names. Since we have a small class size, please register if you have not seen Stacie's garden before.

Register via the Garden Hotline by calling (206) 633-0224 or emailing Please provide your address, email and phone number to receive the class location and confirmation.