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Ciscoe Morris began his gardening career at age ten, when he harassed a priest at a neighborhood church into hiring him as a lawn boy. For 24 years he directed the gardening and landscaping at Seattle University. During his tenure, the University won several prestigious environmental awards including the EPA’s highest national environmental award. The gardening program he developed led Seattle University to be the only University campus in Washington designated as a wildlife sanctuary. In 2001 he was awarded the King County ‘Earth Hero Award.’ Ciscoe has been a longtime WSU Master Gardener, an ISA Certified Arborist and a WSNLA Horticulturist. He has a distinguished media career. ‘Gardening with Ciscoe Live’ shows in 6 states and can be viewed on the NWCN TV Network. ‘Gardening with Ciscoe’ with co-host Meeghan Black can be viewed on NWCN and KONG. He appears regularly on KING 5 New Day and the afternoon news. His radio show, ‘Gardening with Ciscoe,’ is on News Talk 97.3 KIRO FM. Ciscoe also writes a weekly column in the Seattle Times, and his book, Ask Ciscoe . – Oh La La! Your Gardening Questions Answered (Sasquatch, 2006) is a national bestseller. Ciscoe’s home garden has been featured in local and national publications. Despite giving close to 100 garden talks a year, Ciscoe regularly leads garden tours to countries all over the world.
Inspired by our hugely popular “Garden Wars,” we’re taking the battle to container gardening, perfect for patios, decks and balconies. Drawing from identical plant materials, Ciscoe Morris will ‘compete’ against Richie Steffen as they each create 3 gorgeous containers—all in under an hour! Working against the clock, and with fun “challenges” thrown at them by Master of Ceremonies Marianne Binetti, see how Ciscoe pulls together plants and shares her tips for designing luscious container gardens.
Friday, Feb 24 at 11:00 am / Garden Wars Arena
Ciscoe Morris has spent a lifetime in the garden, dealing with everything from easy plants to difficult people (or is it the other way around?). Ciscoe will share stories about his most memorable successes—and a few failures—that he has experienced over the years. Whether dealing with the Jesuits at Seattle University, naughty pets, or with his lovely and brilliant partner Mary in their shared home garden, he has a lot of secrets to tell!
Saturday, Feb 25 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow