Hot Hort Happenings October 15 – 31

Hot Hort Happenings October 15 – 31

Vine maples are NW natives and provide beautiful fall color

October 15-17 & 22-24
10am-3pm
MsK Nursery’s Fall Tree & Shrub Sale
Do you have a planting project to do this fall? Fall is the best time to plant trees and shrubs in the Northwest, and we are here to help. Join us for MsK Nursery’s two-week long Fall Tree and Shrub Sale this October. We’ll have our entire inventory of native and exotic trees and shrubs on sale at discounts of 10-75%. Since the sale is located within the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, you can see how your plants will look as they mature. As always, all sale proceeds support the Garden. Trees and shrubs form the backbone of a beautiful garden – stock up and get planting! Free.
MsK Rare Plant Nursery
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
20312 15th Ave NW, Shoreline, WA
Parking at the Garden is limited, please carpool
Phone: 206-546-1281
For more information: http://nwf.gs/dwK6kA

 

Saturday October 16
10 am – 4 pm
Fall Native Plant Sale
Featuring Northwest native bulbs, seeds, and plants, plus books, cards, and gifts. Free.
Washington Native Plant Society
Magnuson Park, Building 30
7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA
Phone: 206-527-3210
For more information: http://nwf.gs/bIkK17

 

Sunday, October 17
1 pm – 4 pm
Gateway to Chile Opening Celebration
The Arboretum Foundation, the University of Washington Botanic Gardens, and Seattle Parks & Recreation invite you to join us to celebrate the official opening of the new Gateway to Chile Display display in the Pacific Connections Garden. Enjoy live traditional music, Chilean folk dancing, free refreshments (while supplies last), and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Free and open to the public.
Arboretum Foundation
Washington Park Arboretum
2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA
For more information: http://nwf.gs/9SMoio

 

Sunday, October 17
3 pm – 4:30 pm
Armchair Garden Traveler: 5 Weeks, 58 Gardens, 4000 Miles: The Plants and Gardens of New Zealand
Dave Eckerdt
Accompany gardener and photographer Dave Eckerdt on his garden travels through New Zealand, from the tropical north to the frigid south. The northern tip offered Tane Mahuta, Maori for “The Lord of the Forest,” New Zealand’s largest Kaori tree, a living national treasure. The southern tip offered Maple Glen, a forty-year-old, twenty-five- acre, insecticide-free garden grown from one woman’s passion for plants and birds. An excellent photographer and an enjoyable narrator, Dave is in his fifth year as president of the Salem Hardy Plant Society and an active member of a dozen or more horticultural groups. His own two-acre garden, Deerly Missed, has been featured in newspapers, magazines, and on television.
Hardy Plant Society of Oregon
Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR
$6 per ticket. Registration limited to 120.
Register online: http://nwf.gs/d4pJkq

 

October 19
7 pm – 8:30 pm
Small Garden Design
Marty Wingate
Small spaces can hold impressive gardens, but fitting the pieces together and making every inch count can be a challenge. Come find out – with problems and questions in hand – how to include everything you want in your small garden, from water features to tomatoes, and still have a place to sit down. Marty Wingate is a Seattle-based writer and speaker about gardens and travel. Her new book, tentatively titled “Landscaping for Privacy”, will be published June, 2011 by Timber Press.
University of Washington Botanic Gardens
Center for Urban Horticulture
Douglas Classroom
3501 NE 42st Street, Seattle, WA
Fee: $40 Early Bird Discount; $45 after October 12
For more info & to register: http://nwf.gs/cChwRr

 

 

October 22-24
10am-3pm
MsK Nursery’s Fall Tree and Shrub Sale
See details above

 

 

A great garden always starts with good soil

October 26
7 pm – 8:30 pm
Meet Your Garden Soil: Up Close & Personal
Linda Chalker-Scott
Whether you grow veggies, ornamentals or Northwest natives, the right soil is essential. In “Meet Your Garden Soil: Up Close & Personal,” WSU Extension Urban Horticulturist Linda Chalker-Scott shows you the characteristics of ideal landscape soils and explains how urban garden soils compare. Bring a sample of your own soil to test, and prepare to get your hands dirty! Linda also recently published Sustainable Landscapes and Gardens: good science – practical application (GFG Publishing, 2009).
University of Washington Botanic Gardens
Center for Urban Horticulture
Douglass Classroom
3501 NE 42st Street, Seattle, WA
Fee: $30 Early Bird Discount; $35 after October 19
For more info & to register: http://nwf.gs/cChwRr

 

October 23 – 30
11 am – 4 pm
Fall Foliage Festival & Plant Sale
The Fall Plant Sale will take place during the annual Fall Foliage Festival. Tour this beautiful botanical garden and see Rhododendrons and their companion trees and shrubs in all their Fall glory. Then shop for some great deals on rare and unusual Rhodys & Azaleas. Free and open to the public.
Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden
2525 South 336th Street, Federal Way, WA
Located on the Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters Campus
Find the Rhody Catalog here: http://nwf.gs/9PsRkg

 

October 30
9 am – Doors open for plant, book & seed sales
10 am – Program begins
Gardening for a Lifetime: How to Garden Wiser as You Grow Older
Sydney Eddison
Nationally recognized garden writer and author of seven books, including her newest, Gardening for a Lifetime: How to Garden Wiser as You Grow Older (Timber Press, 2010), Sydney Eddison will share a wonderful array of stories and insights gained from a lifetime of gardening and tell us about the adaptations she has made as an aging gardener as she works to simplify her two-acre Connecticut garden. Painful joints, an aching back, and the loss of her husband made it impossible for her to maintain the garden as it once was.
Hardy Plant Society of Oregon
Moriarty Auditorium / PCC Cascade Campus
705 N. Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR
$30; Preregistration required
$20 HPSO Members
To register: http://nwf.gs/chV2TJ

 

 

Washington has an excellent climate for growing apples

October 31
10 am – 3 pm
2010 Fall Fruit Show
Apple ID, Edible landscaping, container gardening, kids’ creative activities, fruit tasting & maggot barrier sales. Bring your apples to be identified!
Seattle Tree Fruit Society
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 42st Street, Seattle, WA
Entry: $2 for individual; $5 for family
Free to STFS members & family
More info: http://nwf.gs/9ZXKFT

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