2013 Schedule of Events

Handed out at the NW Flower and Garden Show were the postcards with our

Scheduled 2013 Events:

  • January 22nd                 Jennifer Carlson – Sustainable Garden Design
  • February 20-24th         NW Flower and Garden Show
  • March 18th                    Neil Zimmerman – Seattle Audubon
  • April 14th, 10-2pm       Spring Plant Sale – CUH
  • May 20th                       Linda Urbaniak – Great Plant Picks
  • June 17th                      Walt Bubelis
  • July                                No Meeting
  • August 11th                  Summer Picnic, TBD
  • September 16th            Linda McDonald – Overwintering Half-Hardy Plants
  • October 13th, 10-2pm Fall Bulb Sale – CUH
  • November 18th             Linda Chalker Scott – Myths about Gardening
  • December 15th Holiday Party

All meetings at the Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH) from 7-9 pm
Don’t forget to visit and volunteer at our new Public Garden at CUH!

Paeonia Coral Charm

Paeonia Coral Charm

NW Flower and Garden Show 2013

Come see us at the NW Flower and Garden Show this year in booth 2404!

Our dedicated Flower and Garden Show committee put up our booth and placed 240 pots of Selaginella kraussiana ‘Brownii’ from T&L Nursery (see details from our 2010 booth), and Primula ‘Zebra’ into our vertical garden, and potted up Hellebore ‘Snow Fever’, Prosanthera, and others.


Booth Left

Booth Left


Booth Right

Booth Right

The large Paeonia ‘Coral Charm’ photo for the backdrop, and most of the postcard photos were provided by Lynne Harrison Photos.
[Top Left] Astrantia maxima and Epimedium [Top Right] Paeonia ‘Coral Charm’
[Second Row Left] Achillea ‘Peachy Seduction’, Second Row Right] Crocus sp.
[Third Row Left] Anemone nemorosa ‘Robinsoniana’ [Third Row Right] Tulipa sp.
[Bottom Row Left] Rosa ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’ [Bottom Row Right] Helenium ‘Mardi Gras’ and Geranium ‘Rosanne’.



TUESDAY January 22, 2013 – Jennifer Carlson – Sustainable Landscape Design

Jennifer Carlson

Sustainable Landscape Design

TUESDAY, January 22nd, 2013, 7:00 pm-9:00pm

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


Haven Illustrated front entry

Haven Illustrated

Please come early for treats and socializing, so we can begin promptly.

About the speaker:

Jennifer Carlson is an illustrator and a landscape designer.  She has degrees in both art and in landscape architecture. Since the 1970’s she has planned and implemented many organic gardens in the Pacific Northwest.  She has lived and studied sustainable gardening practices while residing outside the U.S., in Nepal, Yugoslavia, and Germany.  Jennifer is now based in Seattle, where she teaches classes in low-maintenance plant selection, sustainable landscape design, and keeping a small flock of hens.  She organizes and leads garden tours of her family’s demonstration garden and writes about organic garden design and seasonal activities and crafts for Farmer’s Almanac TV. Her garden has been featured in local and national magazines, several books and in a PBS program for public TV.

Meeting Schedule Changed for 2013

January – Speaker
February – NWF&GS
March – Speaker
April – Plant Sale
May – Speaker
June – Speaker (this is the only one out of order)
July – Off (Garden Tour?)
August – Summer Picnic
September – Speaker
October – Bulb Sale
November – Speaker
December – Holiday Party

Next meeting updated soon.

December Work Party – Saturday Dec 15 2012, 10am-2pm

We will have the only work party of December at CUH on Dec 15th 10-2. We’ll plant perennials in bed #1 and cover the north end of the bed with landscape cloth to discourage Equisetum. If it’s dry enough we will continue to remove paving squares from bed #2 and we’ll mulch another of the Bressingham beds. We only mulched one of them earlier.


Bring clothes for the weather, gloves, and weeding and planting tools. We’ll have lunch at Burgermaster after the work party for anybody who wants to join us.