Save the Date Fall Bulb Sale- October 12, 2014

Mark your calendar now for the Fall Bulb Sale

October 12, 2014. at CUH

Sunday 10 – 2

HPSW Meeting: June 16th @ 7pm – Irises – Patrick Spence







There will be an HPSW meeting  Monday June 16th; at CUH, on Irises by Patrick Spence

Refreshments and socializing 6:30

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 MAP

CUH is at 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105

Patrick’s energies have since become focused on Japanese, Arilbred, Louisiana, Spuria, and species irises, while Margaret’s interests have grown around Pacific Coast, Siberian, and species irises. Patrick has also taken an interest in hybridizing irises, primarily Japanese and Arilbred. He began meeting and conversing with many of the U.S. hybridizers to learn the tips and tricks of the trade.


2014 HPSW Fall Meeting Line-Up

September 15th– Susan Peterson, Urban Gardens

October 12th- Bulb Sale!

November 17th -Ross Bayton How Plants Get Their Names

HPSW Meeting- May 19th – 7pm – Boggy Plants with Vanca Lumsden









Learn about  interesting plants that naturally grow or can be adapted to grow in wet situations. Vanca has grown aquatics for the trade and was always trying something new…some worked some didn’t– but it was always fun!   Be prepared to learn a new gardening adventures and turn a boggy eyesore into a beautiful, lush landscape.

Vanca Lumsden is the owner of Albe Rustics, handcrafting unique rustic furniture made from a variety of wild and domesticated trees. She is also a long-time award-winning garden creator at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. Her show gardens, co-created with Judith Jones of Fancy Fronds Nursery, have won the Founder’s Cup Best in Show Award twice. She was also the co-owner of Ponderings, a wholesale aquatic plant nursery and retail specialty nursery in Medford, Oregon. She has taught pond building classes for retail nurseries and community colleges in Oregon, Washington and Northern California .\

Vanca has made numerous TV and radio appearances in conjunction with my nursery business and the NWFG show and her work has appeared in the Medford Mail Tribune, Eugene Register Guard, Seattle Times, and the Everett Herald.

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Spring Plant Sale – Saturday April 19th, 10am – 2pm CUH

IMG_3549_cWe invite you to our fourth annual Spring Plant Sale held this year again at the Center for Urban Horticulture.

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Doors open at 10:00 am!  Center for Urban Horticulture: 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA, NHS Hall

Plant list coming soon Now Posted OnlineThere are additional plants available in limited quantities.  Come get these treasures before they sell out.  Seeds will also be available from members’ gardens and from native plant collections at $1 per packet.

Contact us at if you’ld like to help with primping the pots, labeling, transferring the plants from our greenhouse to CUH, cashiering or any general question-answering!  We need your expertise!