November Work Party – Potting Up for the Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, November 3rd, 10am-2pm

We had a successful planting party last Saturday. Some of us cleaned the daffodils while others weeded the Equisetum out of the bed. Then we planted over a thousand daffodil bulbs. Won’t it look lovely in the spring!

Now we’re planning a potting up party at Kandy’s. We have bulbs to pot up from our bulb sale, and clumps of plants to pot up, both for our spring plant sale in April. We also need to prep the nursery area for winter. If it rains we can do the potting up in Kandy’s garage and greenhouse and keep out of the rain, and leave the prep of the nursery for a dry day.

We’ll be at Kandy’s 14555 Stone Ave N, Shoreline. Park along the street. Bring clothes for the weather, pruning shears, gloves, etc. Kandy’s is one block east of Aurora on 145th. Take the NE 145th exit from I-5 and head west towards Aurora. Just before you get there, turn right onto Stone Ave N. Kandy’s house is at the bottom of the hill. Park on the street.

Any questions call Pam 206 999 3092

General Bulb Planting Notes

General Notes

General

  • Bloom seasons are always approximate due to weather variations. E = Early EM = Early to Mid-season, M = Mid-season, ML = Mid to Late, L = Late
  • Almost all Tulips and Narcissus are packaged 5 bulbs per bag. See label for all other bulbs, for bulb-count per bag.
  • Always remove spent flowers from Narcissus and Tulips, but not the whole stem as stems also feed next year’s bulbs.
  • Feed all bulbs with a bulb food or vegetable food, or a balance of NPK like 5/10/10 when tulips are up about 2-3”. This will feed next year’s bulbs well.
  • Most bulbs should be planted as deep as 3X the diameter of the bulb, although it can be shallower if mulched after planting.
  • Plant small bulbs first, then Narcissus and Tulips last (they root the fastest). It is best to plant no later than November 1st.
  • If bulbs are rooted well, they will not be damaged by freezing.
  • Narcissus

  • The last Narcissus to bloom is Pipit.
  • Narcissus class Jonquilla tend to get about 5” taller than labeled, in the PNW.
  • Narcissus colors are listed perianth / cup.
  • Tulip

  • The last Tulips to bloom are the Lily-flowered and Viridiflora.
  • Tulips form a new bulb or bulbs each year and need full sun and heavy feeding to grow a bulb up to flowering size. Usually they form 2 or 3 undersize bulbs in pots or in the garden. Most who get tulips to Perennialize have a dry summer garden in full sun. The species will perennialize easily, but must have these conditions.
  • Crocus

  • Dutch crocus are the large flowered crocus. Do not mix yellow with the other colors as they are a bit weedier when planted en-masse.
  • To plant crocus, plant them about 2-3” deep, mulch, water in well, and cover with mesh or boards for about 3 weeks. The squirrels cannot smell them as easily if they have begun to root.

October 2012 Work Party Schedule

Oct 6/7

  • Bulb Sale Work Parties … no work on CUH beds

Oct 13th Saturday 8:30-11:30am

  • ALL HANDS ON DECK! – Mulch and edge the Bressingham beds on Saturday the 13th. So bring sharp shovels especially straight bladed ones, and edging clippers that day.  Assuming we have enough workers, put down cardboard and mulch bed #2 under the large Magnolia. Also remove the rest of the paving tiles from bed #2 and move to bed #1.

 Oct 18th Thursday 1-4

  • General maintenance
  • (No Crew Leads)

Oct 27th Saturday 8:30-11:30am

  • ALL HANDS ON DECK! – Assuming it has rained, and we have approval of our bed design from CUH – COME HELP US PLANT BULBS. We bought hundreds of Narcissus bulbs for bed #2 to plant in large drifts.  We will also have to finish any prep-work like final weeding.

Bring your own tools. Shovels for the mulching day, or whatever you use to spread mulch. Trowels, hori-horis or whatever you use to plant bulbs for the bulb planting day.

OCTOBER – Fall Bulb Sale – Sun October 7th – 10am-2pm

Sunday, October 7th, from 10am-2pm we’ll hold our 2nd annual Fall Bulb Sale in the Douglas Classroom at the Center for Urban Horticulture.  Make your browser window as wide as it can be to view all the data, or View or Download it from Google Docs.

tree with daffodils

tree with daffodils

TYPE CLASS/TYPE NAME HEIGHT COLOR BLOOM TIME #/BAG HPSW PRICE SOURCE
Allium Allium christophii “14” purple Late-Season 5 $5.50 DeVroomen
Allium Allium Hair “18” green/pink Late-Season 5 $2.50 VanEngelen
Allium Allium Ivory Queen “8” white Mid-Season 2 $3.00 DeVroomen
Allium Allium karataviense “8” purple/pink Mid-Season 5 $4.50 VanEngelen
Allium Allium multibulbosum “24” white/lavender Late-Season 5 $4.00 VanEngelen
Allium Allium ostroskianum “8” pink/purple Mid-Season 5 $2.00 VanEngelen
Allium Allium Purple Sensation “30” purple Late-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
Allium Allium schubertii “20” purple Late-Season 2 $5.00 DeVroomen
Allium Allium sphaerocephalon “24” purple Late-Season 5 $4.00 VanEngelen
Brodiaea Brodiaea ixioides Starlight “12” yellow Late-Season 5 $4.00 VanEngelen
Brodiaea Brodiaea Pink Diamond “24” pink Mid-Season 5 $5.50 VanEngelen
Brodiaea Brodiaea Rudy “18” blue Mid-Season 5 $4.50 VanEngelen
Camassia Camassia Cusickii “30” blue Late-Season 2 $4.00 DeVroomen
Camassia Camassia leichtlinii caerulea “32” blue Mid-Late 2 $4.00 DeVroomen
Camassia Camassia leichtlinii caerulea Blue Heaven “24” blue Mid-Season 2 $5.50 VanEngelen
Camassia Camassia leichtlinii semiplena “32” white Late-Season 2 $6.50 DeVroomen
Camassia Camassia quamash Orion “15” blue Mid-Season 5 $3.00 VanEngelen
Chionodoxa Chionodoxa forbesii “6” blue Early 10 $3.00 DeVroomen
Chionodoxa Chionodoxa forbesii Pink Giant “6-8” pink Early 10 $3.50 DeVroomen
Chionodoxa Chionodoxa luciliae alba ” to 12″ white Early 10 $3.50 DeVroomen
Chionodoxa Chionodoxa sardensis “4” blue Early 5 $3.50 Brent & Becky’s
Corydalis Corydalis solida “6” lavender Early 5 $4.00 VanEngelen
Corydalis Corydalis solida Beth Evans “4-5” pink Early 2 $3.00 Brent & Becky’s
Corydalis Corydalis solida George P. Baker “to 12” pink Early 2 $3.50 Brent & Becky’s
Corydalis Corydalis solida Purple Bird “to 12” purple Early 2 $5.50 Brent & Becky’s
Crocus Botanical biflorus Purity “4” white Early 5 $2.00 VanEngelen
Crocus Botanical biflorus Spring Beauty “4” white/purple Early 5 $2.00 VanEngelen
Crocus Botanical chrysanthus Blue Pearl “3-4” blue Early 5 $2.00 VanEngelen
Crocus Botanical chrysanthus Goldilocks “to 12” yellow Early 5 $2.00 VanEngelen
Crocus Botanical chrysanthus Cream Beauty “3” cream Early 5 $2.00 VanEngelen
Crocus Botanical chrysanthus Miss Vain “4” white Early 5 $2.00 DeVroomen
Crocus Botanical chrysanthus Zwanenburg Bronze “4” dark bronze/dark yellow Early 5 $2.00 DeVroomen
Crocus Botanical sieberi Firefly “4” lavender Early 5 $2.00 VanEngelen
Crocus Botanical sieberi Tricolor “4” blue/white/yellow Early 5 $2.00 VanEngelen
Crocus Botanical tommasinanus “4” lavender Early 5 $2.00 VanEngelen
Crocus Botanical tommasinanus Barr’s Purple “4” purple Early 5 $2.50 VanEngelen
Crocus Botanical tommasinanus Lilac Beauty “4” lavender Early 5 $2.50 VanEngelen
Crocus Botanical tommasinanus roseus “4” rose/violet Early 5 $2.50 VanEngelen
Crocus Botanical Vernus Vanguard “4” lavender Early 10 $5.00 DeVroomen
Crocus Botanical sativus (saffron crocus) “4-6” lavender/purple Early 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
Crocus Dutch Flower Record “4” purple Early 5 $2.50 DeVroomen
Crocus Dutch Jeanne d’Arc “4” white Early 5 $2.50 DeVroomen
Crocus Dutch Pickwick “4” white/purple Early 5 $2.50 DeVroomen
Crocus Dutch Remembrance “4” blue Early 5 $2.50 DeVroomen
Crocus Dutch Vanguard “4-6” blue/white Early 5 $2.50 DeVroomen
Eranthis Eranthis hyemalis “4” yellow Early 5 $3.00 DeVroomen
Eranthis Eranthis cilicia “to 12” yellow Early 10 $6.50 Brent & Becky’s
Erythronium Erythronium Pagoda “10” yellow Mid-Late 2 $3.00 DeVroomen
Fritillaria Fritillaria meleagris “8” white/purple mix Early 5 $3.50 Brent & Becky’s
Galanthus Galanthus elwesii “8” white/green Early 5 $4.00 VanEngelen
Galanthus Galanthus Flore Pleno “4” white/green Early 5 $6.00 DeVroomen
Galanthus Galanthus ikariae “8” white/green Early 5 $4.00 VanEngelen
Galanthus Galanthus nivalis “4” white/green Early 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
Ipheion Ipheion uniflorum Rolf Fiedler “5” blue Early 5 $3.50 Brent & Becky’s
Ipheion Ipheion uniflorum Jessie “to 12” dark blue Early 5 $3.50 Brent & Becky’s
Ipheion Ipheion uniflorum Froyle Mill “to 12” “deep dusky violet” Early 5 $5.00 Brent & Becky’s
Iris Botanical Katherine Hodgkin “6” blue Early 5 $3.00 DeVroomen
Iris Botanical reticulata Harmony “6” purple Early 5 $2.50 DeVroomen
Leucojum Leucojum aestivum “12” white Mid-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
Leucojum Leucojum Gravetye Giant “18” white Mid-Season 5 $6.00 DeVroomen
Muscari Muscari Blue Spike “6” blue Mid-Season 5 $2.00 DeVroomen
Muscari Muscari latifolium “6” purple/blue Mid-Season 5 $2.00 DeVroomen
Muscari Muscari Mount Hood “6” blue/white Mid-Season 5 $3.00 DeVroomen
Muscari Muscari Valerie Finnis “6” blue Mid-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
Narcissus Cyclamineus Itzim “12” yellow/orange Early 5 $5.50 Brent & Becky’s
Narcissus Cyclamineus February Gold “12” yellow/yellow Early 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
Narcissus Cyclamineus Jack Snipe “10” white/yellow Early 5 $4.00 VanEngelen
Narcissus Cyclamineus Rapture “12” yellow/yellow Early 5 $3.50 VanEngelen
Narcissus Double Manly “12-24” white/yellow Late-Season 5 $8.00 VanEngelen
Narcissus Double Rip Van Winkle “8” yellow/yellow Early 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
Narcissus Double Cheerfulness “16” white/yellow Late-Season 5 $4.50 VanEngelen
Narcissus Double Yellow Cheerfulness “16” yellow/yellow Late-Season 5 $4.50 VanEngelen
Narcissus Forcing Inbal “16” white/white Indoor 5 $6.00 DeVroomen
Narcissus Forcing Ziva “16” white/white Indoor 5 $6.00 DeVroomen
Narcissus Forcing Yael “12-14” white/yellow Indoor 5 $7.00 DeVroomen
Narcissus Jonquilla Baby Moon “10” yellow Mid-Late 5 $2.50 DeVroomen
Narcissus Jonquilla Bell Song “14” white/cream Mid-Late 5 $3.00 DeVroomen
Narcissus Jonquilla Clare “to 12” yellow Late-Season 5 $10.00 Brent & Becky’s
Narcissus Jonquilla Curlew “14” white/yellow Mid-Late 5 $6.00 VanEngelen
Narcissus Jonquilla Derringer “12” yellow/orange Mid-Late 5 $5.00 VanEngelen
Narcissus Jonquilla Golden Echo “14” white/yellow Mid-Late 5 $5.00 VanEngelen
Narcissus Jonquilla Pipit “12” yellow/white Late-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
Narcissus Jonquilla Punchline “16” white/yellow Late-Season 5 $7.00 VanEngelen
Narcissus Jonquilla Quail “10” yellow/yellow Early-Mid 5 $3.00 DeVroomen
Narcissus Jonquilla Sailboat “12” white/yellow Mid-Late 5 $4.00 VanEngelen
Narcissus Jonquilla Sweet Love “16” white/yellow Mid-Late 5 $3.50 VanEngelen
Narcissus Large Cupped Accent “16” white/orange Mid-Season 5 $5.50 DeVroomen
Narcissus Large Cupped Ambergate “16” orange/orange-red Mid-Season 5 $7.00 DeVroomen
Narcissus Large Cupped Avalon “16” yellow/yellow Late-Season 5 $7.00 VanEngelen
Narcissus Large Cupped Ice Follies “12-24” white/yellow Late-Season 5 $6.00 VanEngelen
Narcissus Large Cupped Salome “12-24” white/pink Late-Season 5 $6.00 VanEngelen
Narcissus Large Cupped Saint Keverne “12-24” yellow Early-Mid 5 $5.00 VanEngelen
Narcissus Large Cupped Fortissimo “18” yellow/red-orange Late-Season 5 $6.50 VanEngelen
Narcissus Large Cupped Fragrant Rose “16” white/orange Mid-Late 5 $5.00 DeVroomen
Narcissus Large Cupped Kiss Proof “18” cream/orange Late-Season 5 $6.50 DeVroomen
Narcissus Large Cupped Misty Glen “18” white/green Late-Season 5 $7.00 VanEngelen
Narcissus Large Cupped Professor Einstein “18” white/red-orange Late-Season 5 $6.50 VanEngelen
Narcissus Poeticus Pheasant’s Eye “14” white/yellow-red-green Late-Season 5 $5.00 Choice
Narcissus Poeticus Actaea “12-18” white/red&yellow eye Early-Mid 5 $6.00 VanEngelen
Narcissus Small Cupped Altruist “16” yellow/orange-red Mid-Season 5 $7.00 VanEngelen
Narcissus Small Cupped Edna Earl “16” white/orange-yellow Mid-Season 5 $7.00 VanEngelen
Narcissus Small Cupped Goose Green “12-24” white/red+yellow+green Late-Season 5 $8.00 Brent & Becky’s
Narcissus Small Cupped Angel “12-24” white Mid-Late 5 $8.00 Brent & Becky’s
Narcissus Tazetta Silver Chimes “18” white/yellow Early 5 $7.00 VanEngelen
Narcissus Triandrus Lemon Drops “12” cream/yellow Early-Mid 5 $8.00 VanEngelen
Narcissus Triandrus Stint “12” yellow/yellow Early-Mid 5 $5.00 VanEngelen
Narcissus Triandrus Thalia “16” white/white Early-Mid 5 $4.00 VanEngelen
Narcissus Triandrus Hawera “to 12” yellow Mid-Late 5 $3.00 VanEngelen
Narcissus Trumpet Dutch Master “16” yellow/yellow Early-Mid 5 $4.50 DeVroomen
Narcissus Trumpet Topolino “6” cream/yellow Early-Mid 5 $3.00 DeVroomen
Nectaroscordum Nectaroscordum siculum ssp. bulgaricum “32” purple/white/green Late-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
Scilla Scilla peruviana “15” blue Mid-Season 1 $4.00 VanEngelen
Scilla Scilla siberica “to 12” blue Mid-Season 5 $2.50 DeVroomen
Tulipa Darwin Hybrid Oxford “20-24” red Mid-Season 5 $3.00 DeVroomen
Tulipa Darwin Hybrid Temple’s Favorite “24-30” red w/orange edges Late-Season 5 $0.00 DeVroomen
Tulipa Kaufmanniana Heart’s Delight “5-6” red/white w/yellow cntr Mid-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
Tulipa Kaufmanniana Giuseppe Verde “8-10” yellow w/red stripe Early 5 $3.00 DeVroomen
Tulipa Lily Flowered Marilyn “20-24″”” white/red stripe Mid-Season 5 $0.00 DeVroomen
Tulipa Lily Flowered Maggie Daley “20” deep pink Late-Season 5 $0.00 DeVroomen
Tulipa Lily Flowered Claudia “14-24” deep lavender Mid-Late 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
Tulipa Lily Flowered Ballerina “12-24” red/yellow Late-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
Tulipa Lily Flowered Mariette “20” pink Late-Season 5 $4.00 DeVroomen
Tulipa Lily Flowered Elegant Lady “12-24” yellow/red Late-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
Tulipa Multi-Flowered praestans Fusilier “8” red Mid-Season 5 $4.00 DeVroomen
Tulipa Multi-Flowered praestans Unicum “8” red Mid-Season 5 $4.50 DeVroomen
Tulipa Single Late Menton “24” pink blend Late-Season 5 $3.00 DeVroomen
Tulipa Species batalinii Bright Gem “6” yellow/orange Mid-Season 5 $2.50 VanEngelen
Tulipa Species batalinii Red Gem “6” red Mid-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
Tulipa Species clusiana Lady Jane “12” red/white Mid-Season 5 $3.00 VanEngelen
Tulipa Species clusiana “to 12” red/white Mid-Season 5 $3.00 VanEngelen
Tulipa Species clusiana Cynthia “to 12” red/yellow Mid-Season 5 $2.00 VanEngelen
Tulipa Species humilis alba coerula oculata “5” white/blue Mid-Season 3 $8.00 VanEngelen
Tulipa Species humilis Magenta Queen “6” white/purple Mid-Season 5 $0.00 VanEngelen
Tulipa Species Ice Stick “12” white/purple/pink Mid-Season 5 $5.00 VanEngelen
Tulipa Species linifolia “to 12” red Mid-Late 5 $2.00 VanEngelen
Tulipa Species marjolettii “16” yellow/red Mid-Late 5 $4.00 VanEngelen
Tulipa Species saxatilis “6” pink/yellow base Mid-Season 5 $2.50 VanEngelen
Tulipa Species Tangerine Beauty “8” red/orange Mid-Late 5 $4.00 VanEngelen
Tulipa Species turkestanica “8” white/yellow Early 5 $2.50 VanEngelen
Tulipa Species tarda “3-6” yellow w/white edges Early 10 $3.00 DeVroomen
Tulipa Triumph Attilla “20” purple Mid-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
Tulipa Triumph Gavota “18” purple/orange Mid-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
Tulipa Triumph Negrita “16” purple Mid-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
Tulipa Triumph Princess Irene “12-15” purple/orange Early Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
Tulipa Triumph Jan Reus “12-24” red/purple blush Mid-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
Tulipa Triumph Atlantis “14-18” violet/yellow Late-Season 5 $4.00 DeVroomen
Tulipa Triumph Passionale “16-18” purple Mid-Late 5 $0.00 DeVroomen
Tulipa Triumph Ronaldo “18” dark purple Mid-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
Tulipa Triumph Zurel “18-20” white/purple Mid-Season 5 $6.00 DeVroomen
Tulipa Triumph Shirley “20” white/purple Late-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
Tulipa Viridiflora Esperanto “12-24″”” rose/green Late-Season 5 $5.00 DeVroomen
Tulipa Viridiflora Virichic “12-24” pink/green Mid-Late 5 $7.00 Brent & Becky’s
Tulipa Viridiflora Golden Artist “15” orange/green Late-Season 5 $5.00 DeVroomen
Tulipa Viridiflora Spring Green “16” white/green Late-Season 5 $4.50 DeVroomen

SEPTEMBER – Zsofia Pasztor – Low Impact Development

Zsofia Pasztor

Using hardy and native plants in low impact development

Monday, September 17th, 7pm – 9pm

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 Map
Low Impact Development

Low Impact Development – Zsofia Pasztor

Low Impact Development is the new buzz. LID involves soils and plants most of the time since these are the two foundational players in the hydrological function of a site. Rain gardens, green roofs, living walls, bioberms, restored or preserved natural areas are all LID solutions. Plants are the best allies, they look great, add value to the property, provide habitat to wildlife and manage water proficiently since this is what they ‘just do’ by their nature.