NOVEMBER – Kathryn Wadsworth and David Deardorff – What’s Wrong With My Vegetable Garden?

Kathryn Wadsworth and David Deardorff

What’s Wrong With My Vegetable Garden?

Monday, November 19th 7pm-9pm

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

Kathryn Wadsworth

David Deardorf

More and more home gardeners are discovering the rewards of growing their own vegetables. But along with the pleasures of homegrown produce come a host of problems: bugs, diseases, and mysterious ailments that don’t have an obvious cause. What’s a gardener to do?

Don’t panic — help is at hand. What’s Wrong With My Vegetable Garden? teaches you how to keep your vegetables healthy so they’re less susceptible to attack, and when problems do occur, it shows you how to recognize the problem and find the right organic solution.

Among the book’s highlights are:

  • Clear information about how to team with nature to create the best growing conditions for your vegetables.
  • Detailed portraits of the most commonly grown vegetables, including growth habit; information on the plant’s season; temperature, soil, light, and water requirements; and best garden uses and planting techniques.
  • Illustrated problem-solving guides that enable you to identify at a glance what’s ailing your plant.
  • Discussions of the most effective organic solutions, ranging from how to modify the growing conditions in your garden to how to cope with and eliminate specific pests and diseases.

If you care about raising the freshest, healthiest, most problem-free vegetables possible, then What’s Wrong With My Vegetable Garden? will quickly become one of your most essential tools.

 

 

DECEMBER – Holiday Party – Sunday December 18th

white elephant with ribbonPlease join us at our 3rd annual Winter Holiday Party and White-Elephant gift exchange.  Please bring something delicious to share, and something horrible to gift.  Trading, bartering and bantering is required.

Sunday, December 18th, from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Lynne Harrison’s house – email pamelaperrott@comcast.net or lynneharrisonphotos@comcast.net for directions.

NOVEMBER – Riz Reyes – Lilies

Rizanino “Riz” Reyes

Lilies

Monday, November 21st, 2011, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

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

Discover this very popular summer flowering bulbs like you’ve never had before! From the true classics like florist ‘Stargazer’ and ‘Casablanca’ to the latest breeding breakthroughs, discover the remarkable diversity of lilies you can grow and PLANT NOW in your garden. He has a wonderful selection of some very unusual varieties for SALE from the specialty grower and breeder, The Lily Garden, and a few varieties from his nursery, Landwave Gardens, all freshly dug, ready to plant this fall and at GREAT PRICES!! This is one group of plants Riz is truly passionate about and has studied thoroughly. Become an expert in growing these MUST HAVE plants in the garden!

OCTOBER – Dave Hunter – Our Need for Healthy Pollinators

Monday, October 17th, 2011, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

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

Dave Hunter has been working with mason bees for almost 20 years. What started as a backyard hobby has turned into a unique business that engages backyard gardeners and orchardists nationwide to learn more about “what’s buzzing in our yard.” Crown Bees, his flagship company, is dedicated towards helping the gardener be successful with native bees.  His presentation is practical, interactive, and  will entice the audience to learn more through trying things out for themselves. “Mason bees are non-aggressive, easy to raise, and are one of nature’s best pollinators.” Stated Dave.   His talk encompasses:

  • Our current pollination challenge
  • Types of bees in our yards
  • What’s a mason bee
  • How to successfully raise your own mason bees
  • What’s happening nationally with the mason bees and other bees
  • Simple steps you can take to make a difference.

SEPTEMBER – Judith Jones: Garden Delights: Pteridophytes

Judith Jones:

Garden Delights: Pteridophytes

Monday, September 19th, 2011, 6:30 – 9 pm

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

The talk will be on less commercially known ferns and how to use them in the garden and containers.

AUGUST – Bob Lilly – Botanical Prints

photo credit: wiki commons

Bob Lilly

Botanical Prints

Monday, August 15th, 2011, 6:30 – 9 pm

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

Lilium Print