ALL SEMINARS ARE FREE with your ticket. DIG IN and turn your garden dreams into reality!

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Bess Bronstein

EdCC educator, horticulture consultant and ISA Certified Arborist

Bess is a consulting ISA Certified Arborist and horticultural consultant based on the Kitsap Peninsula in Kingston, Washington, with over 25 years’ experience in arboriculture, landscape management and garden design. She has been an instructor for the Edmonds Community College horticulture program since 1989, with a focus on courses in pruning and tree care, plant identification, plant pests and diagnosis, and soils. Bess was an Education Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (PNW-ISA) for 10 years, and frequently teaches public and professional arboriculture and horticulture courses throughout the Puget Sound. She holds an A.T.A. degree in Ornamental Horticulture, and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree from the University of Washington. Bess is proud to be a lifetime member of Plant Amnesty, and supports ongoing education in sustainable landscape management practices and tree care.


Pruning Shrubs: It’s Not That Difficult

Has that beautiful flowering quince become so large and out of control that it now blocks your view from the kitchen window? Does the wonderful fragrant viburnum now look like a scraggly mess? Learn basic pruning techniques for a variety of shrub types. In addition, corrective pruning methods will be covered so that you can repair common pruning mistakes (remember the forsythia you sheared into a duck?)

Saturday, Feb 20 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage