Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spring Savvy Gardener Classes!

Native Plants: Combining Beauty with Water Conservation
FREE. No pre-registration required

Peggy Campbell will share her favorite native plants that add color and texture, thrive in NW gardens and attract wildlife. Discover how proper soil preparation, mulching, and watering will help your plants grow, save water, and reduce summer maintenance. Three locations and dates:

  • Saturday, April 3 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    Molbak’s at 13625 NE 175th St, Woodinville (425) 483-5000
  • Saturday, April 10 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    Swansons Nursery at 9701 15th Ave NW, Seattle (206) 782-2543
  • Saturday, April 17 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    Sky Nursery at 18528 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline (206) 546-4851

Ornamental Edibles – Pretty Tasty!
FREE. Must attend first class and pre-register to attend second class (garden tour)

Part 1: Saturday, April 17 10 – 11:30 at Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave NW (no registration)
Part 2: Saturday, May 1 10 – 11:30 in Lorene Edwards Forkner’s garden (see registration directions below)

Combine beauty and flavor in this year’s plants. Learn how edible plants can be ornamental and the needs they have for best flavor and nutrition. Find out how to employ strategic garden planning, build healthy soil, mulch with the right materials and practice effective watering. You’ll enjoy delicious food while conserving resources, time and money.

This is a two-part class that will take place at Swansons Nursery and in the speaker’s garden. To attend the May 1 class, please pre-register with the Garden Hotline by calling (206-633-0224) or by emailing (help@gardenhotline.org) and attending the classroom session at Swansons. Please provide your address, email and phone number to receive the class confirmation. Attendees of the May 1 class must reside in the Saving Water Partnership service area. Click here to see service area: http://savingwater.org/about_partners.htm. The location of Lorene’s garden will be provided at the Swansons’ class.

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