Linda Chalker-Scott

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Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott

WSU Asso. Professor and author, How Plants Work and The Informed Gardener

Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott has a Ph.D. in Horticulture from Oregon State University and is an ISA certified arborist and an ASCA consulting arborist. She is WSU’s Extension Urban Horticulturist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Horticulture, and holds two affiliate associate professor positions at University of Washington. Linda is the author of four books: the award-winning, horticultural myth-busting The Informed Gardener and The Informed Gardener Blooms Again from the University of Washington Press; Sustainable Landscapes and Gardens: Good Science – Practical Application from GFG Publishing, Inc., and How Plants Work: The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do from Timber Press. She has published extensively in the scientific literature as well as in popular magazines including American Nurseryman, Organic Gardening, and Fine Gardening. Linda also is one of the Garden Professors – a group of academic colleagues who educate and entertain through their blog and Facebook pages.

How Plants Work: The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do

Wonder why lawn weeds stay green in the summer while the grass around them turns brown? Or how early spring flowers can melt their way through snow? How about why there are no blue roses, but lots of blue hydrangeas? Plant physiologist and urban horticulturist Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott has written this book especially for gardeners to answer these and other questions. Smash the myths and learn the science in a fun, fascinating way!

Wednesday, Feb 17 at 12:30 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow


Rooting Out Problems Before You Plant

Learn the best ways to prepare container plants and B&B trees for transplanting – root washing and corrective pruning is different from conventional methods, yet ongoing research demonstrates that this new procedure leads to substantial increases in tree establishment and survival. Investing the time to prepare and install trees and shrubs properly will pay future dividends of reduced maintenance and increased plant health for the lifetime of your landscape.

Thursday, Feb 18 at 6:45 pm / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow