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American Community Garden Association Meeting Announcement

International conference on community gardening invites public to participate

Low-cost tours and workshops feature urban farms and gardens

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July 22, 2013 (Seattle, WA) – Interested in community gardening? The 34th Annual American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) Conference is coming to Seattle, August 8 – 11, and is opening its workshops and tours to the public.

On the tours, participants can visit innovative sites, learn about community orchards, even study garden design and art while meeting people from around the world who are involved in community gardening. Most tours occur on Saturday, August 10 from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. All tours cost $40 and include lunch and transportation. To view the tour descriptions and to register, visit the ACGA website.

Community members can also attend conference workshops and functions a la carte with more than 50 topics to choose from. Conference sessions are as follows:
• Friday – Keynote speaker, lunch, and workshops from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for $75 • Friday night – Gala Dinner and Silent Auction for $85 • Saturday – Workshops from 8 a.m. to 12 noon for $40 • Saturday and Sunday – Workshops, tours, and closing panel from 8 a.m. – 12 noon for $80.
Workshops are conducted by experts in urban agriculture, community gardening, and associated topics. Topic sessions include:
• Horticulture, permaculture, and city livestock • Garden/farm to table to compost to garden/farm • Health, prevention and therapy • Cultural, social, and environmental justice
To learn more about each day’s activities, view the conference schedule and register here for the a la carte sessions. The conference will be held at University of Washington’s Gould Hall (3949 15th Ave NE).
The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods P-Patch Community Gardening Program is a host of the ACGA Conference. For more information on the workshops and tours, contact Sandy Pernitz at sandy.pernitz@seattle.gov.

SEMINAR: Great Groundcovers
 for the Landscape – June 22, 2013 10-11am

SEMINAR: Great Groundcovers
 for the Landscape – June 22, 2013  10-11am

Molbak’s  13625 NE 175th St. Woodinville, WA 98072

Featuring Susan Carter, Carrie Becker and Bob Lilly Co-authors of: Perennials: The Gardener’s Reference

groundcoverGroundcovers provide a smooth transition between garden spaces and solve many landscaping problems, while offering a wide range of interesting textures and colors that enhance the landscape. Join Susan, Carrie and Bob and discover the many varieties which thrive in tough conditions – under trees, on slopes, in rocky terrain, in sun or shade, and which are excellent lawn alternatives.

2013 Open Gardens Announced

We are pleased to announce the following open gardens and nurseries of interest to our members:

Saturday, May 4th, 10 am-1 pm – Kathy Fries (Kirkland)

See separate email with address & directions, or contact us at info@hardyplantsocietywa.org and we can check your membership status and email or call you with directions.

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Saturday, June 15th, 12pm-4pm – Ilge Jansons (Edgewood)

12727 32nd Street East, Edgewood, WA 98372, 253-891-2334

Directions: From I-5 Southbound:

  1. Take the WA 161 Hwy/Enchanted Parkway exit, South bound for 1.5 miles
  2. Turn LEFT onto Enchanted Pky S/WA 161 South, follow for 3.3 miles
  3. Turn LEFT onto 24th St SE for 1.3 miles
  4. Turn RIGHT onto 122nd Ave E for .5 miles
  5. Turn Left onto 32nd St E for .3 miles
  6. Your destination is just past 124th Ave Ct E – if you reach the end of 32nd St E, you’ve gone a little too far.

Related garden spots:

Windmill Gardens 16009 60th Street East, Sumner, WA 98390,  (253) 863-5843

Watson’s Greenhouse and Nursery 6211 Pioneer Way East, Puyallup, WA 98371, (253) 845-7359

Vassey Nursery, 2424 Tacoma Road, Puyallup, WA 98371

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Friday, July 12th, 10am Soos Creek

29308 132nd Avenue SE, Auburn WA 98092, 253-639-0949

http://www.sooscreekbotanicalgarden.org

  • The plant sale area will be opened at the end of your tour for those interested. Plants range in cost from $3 to about $10 (cash or checks only).
  • Several small restaurants within 5-6 minutes drive are located near 132nd and Kent- Kangley Rd (272nd), and more within 10-12 minutes drive (Red Robin, Appleby’s, Ivars, on 104th, near 272nd). Lake Meridian Park, near 272nd and 156th has a very nice picnic facility and is about 10 minutes drive.

Directions:

  1. From what ever direction, get to Hwy 167 SOUTH of Renton heading to Auburn/Kent for 5 miles
  2. Take the 84th Ave S exit towards N Central Ave .2 miles
  3. Turn LEFT on 84th Ave S – this becomes Central Ave N for .1 mile and 1 mile on Central.
  4. Turn LEFT onto E Smith St/WA 516 and continue to follow WA 516 S for 3.7 miles
  5. Turn RIGHT onto 132nd Ave SE for 1.3 miles – your destination is just past SE 292nd St. If you reach SE 294th, you have gone too far.

Related garden spots:

Lake Wilderness, 22500 SE 248th St., Maple Valley, WA 98038, 425-432-9953

  • The City of Maple Valley obtained the Lake Wilderness Park from King County in January 2003. At 117 acres, Lake Wilderness Park is a large regional park with lots of prime shoreline, preserved forestland, and meandering pathways.
  • Running through the middle of Lake Wilderness Park is Jenkins Creek, a tributary for Big Soos Creek, which empties into the Green River. The park also includes three wetlands. A variety of birds and animals also make their home in Lake Wilderness Park, including deer, beaver, raccoon, hawks, wrens, and ruffed grouse.
  • From I-405, take the Maple Valley Hwy. exit and drive south. Follow the Maple Valley Hwy. (SR 169) approx. 11 miles to Witte Road. Turn right at the light and drive to SE 248th St. Turn left and follow SE 248th .2 miles to the sharp curve. Turn left into the park entrance.

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Saturday, August 10th, 10am- 4pm Dragonfly Nursery

34881 Hansville Road NE, Kingston WA. 98346, 360 638-1292

Directions:

  1. Take Edmonds/Kingston Ferry to Kingston.
  2. Follow SR 104 West 2.6 miles.
  3. Turn RIGHT on Hansville Road NE, follow this for 4.9 miles to the nursery

Related garden spots:

Savage Plants, 6810 NE St Hwy 104, Kingston, WA 98346, 360-297-8711

To Savage Plants, return SOUTH on Hansville Road, back to Hwy 104. Turn Left onto Hwy 104, heading EAST on 104 for 2.3 miles.

HPSW Spring Plant Sale – Sunday April 14, 2013 – Center for Urban Horticulture

Please join us at our 4th Annual Spring Plant Sale at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 Map, on Sunday, April 14th, from 10am – 2pm.  We will also have seeds available.  We hope to see you there!

Geranium and Penstemon at CUH

Geranium and Penstemon at CUH

Genus Species Cultivar Description Size Price
Aconitum napellus tall form gal
Acorus gramineus root beer scented when crushed true 4in. $3
Aesculus californica 4in. $8
Alchemilla mollis true 4in. $2
Anemone sylvestris gal
Anemonella thalictroides 4in.
Anemotheca laxa round 4in.
Anthericum liliago square true 4in. $3
Arisarum europaeum $6
Arum italicum subsp italicum ‘Marmoratum’ gal $4
Arum dioscoridis gal $6
Aruncus aethusifolius cleaned gal $6
Aruncus aethusifolius 4in.
Arundo donax ‘Variegata’ gal
Asphodeline lutea gal
Aster divaricatus gal $5
Aster tall blue 2 1/2 foot 4in.
Aster tall blue gal
Aster violet blue tall: 4 feet gal
Astilbe chinensus ‘Pumila’ gal
Astrantia major pink to white flowers 4in. $5
Astrantia maxima true 4in. $6
Beesia diphylla
Brunnera macrophylla
Calla green/orange gal
Camassia leichtlinii gal
Camassia leichtlinii ‘Caerulea’ 4in.
Camassia quamash gal
Cardamine trifolia white flowers 4in. $4
Cardamine in.Susan Carter’s Pinkin. 4in.
Carex ‘Ice Dance’ 4in.
Chaerophyllum hirsutum ‘Roseum’ gal $5
Chrysanthemum ‘Pink Sheffield?’ round 4in.
Chrysanthemum ‘Pink Sheffield?’ gal
Colchicum autumnale ‘The Giant’ gal
Convallaria majalis var rosea single pips true 4in.
Convallaria majalis var rosea Pink form gal $2
Crambe maritima gal $5
Crocosmia masoniorum orange flowers round 4in. $2
Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ large corms gal $4
Cyclamen hederifolium fall blooming 4′ $5
Darmera peltata pink flowers gal $6
Dicentra formosana running form 4in.
Disporum variegatum 4in. $4
Disporopsis pernyi evergreen gal
Egyptian Walking Onion 2in. $2
Ellisiophyllum pinnatum white flowers 4in.
Epimedium x versicolor ‘Sulphureum’ gal $4
Epimedium x versicolor ‘Sulphureum’ 4in.
Equisetum scirpoides dwarf horsetail round 4in. $3
Erythronium ‘Pagoda’ 4in. $3
Eupatorium chocolate ‘Flore Pleno’ gal
Euphorbia cyparissus ‘Fen’s Ruby’ 4in. $5
Euphorbia Blue Jeans’ 4in. $3
Fallopia japonica dwarf from Bob from Utah gal
Francoa sonchifolia 4in. $4
Galanthus nivalis 4in.
Gillenia trifolitata 2 gal
Gentiana asclepiadea willow Gentian 4in. $4
Geranium ‘Margaret Wilson’ 4in.
Geranium macrorrhizum sq gallon
Geranium magnificum dark purple flowers gal $4
Geranium nodosum pale lavender flowers gal $4
Geranium phaeum gal $4
Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ gal
Helleborus orientalis true 4in. $3 $4
Helleborus orientalis gal $5
Hemerocallis ‘Butter Yellow’ gal $4
Hemerocallis Kwanso ‘Flore Pleno’ $4
Hemerocallis ‘Autumn Minaret’ gal
Hosta ‘Warwick Curtsy’ gal $5
Hosta ‘Krossa Regal’ gal
Impatiens omeiana 4in.
Iris unguicularis Blue; fragrant true 4in. $4
Iris Pacific Coast Blue 4in.
Iris Pacific Coast ‘Dracularity’ 4in.
Iris foetidissima green leaves gal
Iris japonica white flowers true 4in. $4
Iris chrysographes ‘Black Knight’ gal $5
Iris germanica dark brown gal $4
Iris germanica dwarf yellow 4in.
Iris siberica ‘Alba’ 2 gallon $7
Iris siberica ‘Caesar’s Brother’ gal $4
Knautia Jefferson Park 4in. $3
Lilium tigrinum ‘Flore Pleno’ 4in. $3
Lilium Asiatic orange flowers 4in. $3
Lilium Asiatic Mr Hun’s Orange’ orange flowers 4in.
Lilium martogon gal
Lobelia Compliment Red 4in.
Lysimachia clethroides gal
Mitella breweri 4in. $3
Mitella breweri native gal $5
Omphalodes verna blue flowers 4in. 0
Ophiopogon planescens ‘Nigrescens’ 4in.
Oxalis magellanica tiny white flowers round 4in. $3
Pachyphragma macrophyllum white flowers gal $5
Penstemon cv. Blue gal
Peppermint 4in. $2
Persicaria affinis ‘Dimity’ red flowers true 4in. $5
Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Rosea’ pink flowers gal $5
Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’ gal $5
Petasites frigidus var palmatus ‘Golden Palms’ gal $4
Phlomis russeliana yellow flowers gal $5
Phlox paniculata ‘Mt Fuji’ white flowers gal
Physostegia virginiana pink gal
Polygonatum x hybridum gal
Polypodium californicum ‘Sarah Lyman’ gal $7
Potentilla fragiformis 4in. $3
Primula sp. pale lavender 4in.
Primula japonica mix 4in.
Primula Wanda group round 4in. $3
Primula veris Double 4in.
Pulmonaria angustifolia blue flowers gal $5
Ranunculus ficaria Coppertone’ 4in.
Rhubarb gal $3
Salix alba var vitellinn gal
Salvia guaranitica blue flowers gal $5
Salvia dolichantha gal
Smilacena stellata a natove tiny white flowers gal
Solidago ‘Fireworks’ gal $4
Strawberry cv 4in.
Symphytum ibricum variegatum ‘Goldsmith’ gal $5
Thalictrum aquilegifolium 4in.
Thalictrum glaucum 4in.
Verbascum chaixii ‘Album’ white flowers true 4in. $2
Viola odorata 4in.

Fuchsia Sale – CUH – Saturday April 6

Fuchsia denticulata - William Jackson Hooker

Fuchsia denticulata – William Jackson Hooker

The annual Fuchsia Sale will be Saturday April 6 at CUH, from 9 AM to 1:00 PM.  This is a big sale where large growers bring a big selection of plants, mostly small starts but some larger ones also.  It has one of the best selection of fuchsias sold in the area.  The plants are usually identified with photos and signs, and are organized so hardy, tender, upright and trailing plants are usually separated.  In addition, there are usually selections of species fuchsias, encliandras (with tiny flowers), and triphyllas (with long, tubular flowers).  There are always experts around to guide people through the sometimes rather daunting selection.  Although fuchsias are the main attraction,  there are usually a few other genera for sale as well.