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rachierabbit
Olympia, WA
(Zone 7b)

March 5, 2008
7:28 AM

Post #4624600



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portiaw
Sammamish, WA
(Zone 7b)

March 7, 2008
4:01 AM

Post #4632283

The King County Master Gardener annual plant sale is May 3rd and 4th at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture.
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 7, 2008
7:03 AM

Post #4632854

Thanks, portiaw. Is this the best link? There's lots of stuff on this calendar . . .

http://depts.washington.edu/hortlib/calendar/tours_sales.php





This message was edited Mar 6, 2008 11:08 PM
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 12, 2008
4:07 AM

Post #4653339

Rach - you've been awesome with that calendar. Yikes!!

Here's Daniel J. Hinkley, Plantsman,'s schedule: http://www.danieljhinkley.com/cal.php. He's going to be in Kingston on April 16th and at the Woodinville Water District (close to me) on April 26th.
rachierabbit
Olympia, WA
(Zone 7b)

March 12, 2008
4:41 AM

Post #4653458

I just posted Dan's presentation schedule on the PNW classes and presentations thread, have a look when you get a chance everyone! http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/820532/

Credit for all of the events in the calendar goes to Sue, she has been working her fingers to the bone :0)
AnalogDog
Mountlake Terrace, WA
(Zone 8a)

March 12, 2008
7:09 PM

Post #4655145

Huh? where? which thread? which calendar?

I am so confused. I must have smoked the calendar by mistake.

Is there a calendar? Is there a thread for items to go on it? What is this thread for? My confusion? Confusing others?

I am so confused

Rob
at least my DL says so.
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 12, 2008
7:13 PM

Post #4655161

Hey Rob - check the first post in this thread. The calendar link is in the fourth paragraph of that post.

This thread is to ask for things to be added by naming the event.

Kathy
AnalogDog
Mountlake Terrace, WA
(Zone 8a)

March 13, 2008
5:20 AM

Post #4657439

Duh.
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 13, 2008
4:38 PM

Post #4658813

:-)
hostajim1
Port Orchard, WA
(Zone 8a)

March 13, 2008
4:50 PM

Post #4658856

Rachel, I clicked on the Dan H link but got no responce. Jim
AnalogDog
Mountlake Terrace, WA
(Zone 8a)

March 17, 2008
6:36 AM

Post #4673525

Probably should consider adding the calendar for the Center for Urban Hortaculture calendar to ours. It lists a number of great events for all gardeners. http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/events.php
AnalogDog
Mountlake Terrace, WA
(Zone 8a)

March 19, 2008
3:35 PM

Post #4682320

March 22, 2008: 4th Annual PRKC Neighborhood Seed and Plant Exchange

10-11am, Duthie Hill Park Parking Lot, 27101 S.E. Duthie Hill Road (Across from Trossachs)

Gardeners and plant enthusiasts are invited to bring extra seeds and plants to Duthie Hill Park to exchange with fellow gardeners.

What is exchanged: Last year's seeds, starts, separated plants, mature plants and bulbs of all types.

What to bring:
- A sharpie and envelopes for the seeds you plan to take.
- Seeds you plan to share or leave in marked envelopes
- Plants you plan to leave with some type of labeling of common or scientific names. Plants can be brought in paper bags, pots or plastic shopping bags.

Cost: There is no cost to participate or for the seeds and plants.

Other details: Anything left over will be given to local schools and community gardens. To the best of your ability, please make sure your plants are not invasive and are disease and pest free - when in doubt, please leave it home. Dress warm and you may want to bring a hot drink if it is cold and rainy - we will be meeting outside.

For more information, please visit www.prkc.org.


mauryhillfarm
Vashon, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 20, 2008
2:45 AM

Post #4684981

Vashon Island Garden Tour (benefit for Vashon Allied Arts) Saturday and Sunday, June 21st and 22nd. $20 per person through May 31st, then $25 after that. http://www.vashonalliedarts.org/specialevents/gardentour/gardentour.htm
billr
Battle Ground, WA
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2008
10:04 PM

Post #4692269

Where are the similar activities in Oregon posted? I'm thinking PNW includes more than the Seattle area. ;)
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 21, 2008
11:02 PM

Post #4692474

There is no specific researcher, and those who are adding the events are volunteers.

That's why we created this thread. We need you to post them here so they can be added to the calendar. What are the specific events in Oregon (or WA or ID, etc.) that you'd like to see?
Willowwind2
Union, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 21, 2008
11:42 PM

Post #4692618

The Mason County Master Gardener's Plant Sale is May 10th, 9:00 to 4:00 at the Mason County Fairgrounds just north of the Shelton exits on Hwy #101.
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 25, 2008
7:18 PM

Post #4708500

SKY Native Plant Nursery Spring Sale
Friday and Saturday, 4/11 & 4/12 9am - 1pm

14713 S. Riverbend Road Mount Vernon, WA
(0.7 miles west of Blade Chevrolet)

SALE: 20% discount on all retail sales, and an additional 10% discount to PNTA members.

Hours:
The nursery itself is open by appointment only. If you'd like to visit the nursery, please call (360) 661-4280 to set up a time.

Driving Directions:
1-5 North or South to Exit #227 (College Way in Mount Vernon); turn west onto College Way; at Texaco station turn left onto Freeway Drive. Drive about half a mile to just past Blade Chevrolet. Turn right on South Riverbend Rd. and go about half a mile. The SKY Nursery will be on your right.

http://www.pnt.org/skynursery.html

AnalogDog
Mountlake Terrace, WA
(Zone 8a)

April 4, 2008
2:14 AM

Post #4753843

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/grd/628654140.html

Plant Exchange (Mountlake Terrace)
Reply to: sale-628654140@craigslist.org
Date: 2008-04-03, 6:49AM PDT


Saturday April 5th, 2008

10:00am-12:00pm

Terrace Creek Park

(known as Candy Cane Park)

23200 48th Avenue, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

(between 236th and 228th)

at the covered picnic area


daisyruffles
Albany, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2008
5:13 PM

Post #4770961

I would like to know when any dahlia tuber sales would be here in Oregon.
Carol
AnalogDog
Mountlake Terrace, WA
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2008
5:06 AM

Post #4796096

Here is another event that probably should be on the calendar. Maybe we can also have a DG gathering at it.

http://www.springgardenfair.com/index.htm

Apparently Cisco, the Man will be there, along with Kellogg Products (manufacturer of Gardener and Bloome, Dr. Earth, Greenhouse, Gardener, and more products).

This message was edited Apr 12, 2008 7:49 PM
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2008
7:04 PM

Post #4813302

Okay, I am really going to expose my stupidity. I have only been living here for the past 3 years and you would think that I would know by now what zone I am in. I know I am PNW but what would you classify me as I live near the coast of Newport, Oregon. Just don't classify me as stupid. HEheh
Jan
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2008
7:05 PM

Post #4813310

Okay, now I really feel stupid as I reread my thread as it said right there that I am in zone 8b. Okay, you can all have a good laugh. You have my permission. Hehehehehheh
rachierabbit
Olympia, WA
(Zone 7b)

April 15, 2008
11:44 PM

Post #4814555

Jan,
We are all here to support each other, no need to feel silly. Come visit the other PNW threads, they are great!
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 17, 2008
2:56 AM

Post #4820054

9th Annual Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 19—10am - 4pm
Theme: Green Footprints. The Oregon Garden is going green! This year’s focus is on methods and meanings for lessoning our impact on the environment and natural resources, thereby “walking with green footprints.” Because of our commitment to community service and education, admission to The Garden and all Earth Day activities are FREE!

Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 11—10am to 6pm
Treat your mother to fun, flowers and food from our Garden Café while you tour The Garden on this special day. The perfect day for the perfect mother! Come early—the first 100 mothers receive a free flower.

More info on The Oregon gardens
http://www.oregongarden.org/index.html
Photo taken 5/13/07 May is a great month for Bearded Iris & Clematis!!


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rachierabbit
Olympia, WA
(Zone 7b)

April 18, 2008
5:53 AM

Post #4825773

Harstine Island Garden Club Plant Sale
May 3rd 9-2 p.m. at the Harstine Community Hall
3190 East North Island Drive, Shelton, WA 98584
Willowwind2
Union, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 20, 2008
6:41 PM

Post #4836493

An update on the Mason County Master Gardener's Plant Sale May 10th. We have a Master Gardener who grows Dahlias and tomatoes for our plant sale. He usually has about 800 of each, all different varieties. His Dahlia bulds sell for $1.00 a tuber and his tomatoes are $1.50. We also grow a variety of tomatoes and other veggies. The Rhododendren Society has their show on that day and sometimes the Heath and Heather gal has heathers for sale. We are known for our great tomatoes and with this weather, now would be a good time to come on over and pick up some for your garden.
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2008
8:57 PM

Post #4836969

Oh how I wish I could. It is just an impossible venture for me just now. I am on Meds that wouldn't let me drive. I would die for some dahlia bulbs. Well, not die but I sure wish I could be there. My meds are because I almost did die. Hehe. Not funny I know.
Willowwind2
Union, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 20, 2008
10:30 PM

Post #4837322

Well we might as well laugh at this stage, it's good for you. If you would dmail me your address I will get some and mail them to you. Just let me know how many and what colors you would like and I'll pick them up. He has some almost black ones that are beautiful.
daisyruffles
Albany, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2008
3:01 AM

Post #4838763

Geez, I would more or less die for some dahlias at that price too! That is a great deal and from a person who must know a lot about dahlias. Where is Union?
Carol
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 21, 2008
3:23 AM

Post #4838856

Up north on Highway 101 from Olympia. If you type Union, Washington in at maps.google.com, you can see where it is.
Willowwind2
Union, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 21, 2008
4:16 AM

Post #4839200

The sale will be at the Mason Co. Fairgrounds which is just north of Shelton on Hwy #101. It is right next to the runway for the airport.
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2008
5:57 AM

Post #4839725

Wow, that is so nice of you to offer to do that
for me. How sweet is that.
If you could get me 20 tubers all different colors. Your choice I would be glad to do that. My address is
Jan MacKay
174 NW 10th St
Toledo, OR
97391
Give me your addy and I will mail you a Money Order or a check which ever you prefer. I could just mail you the cash to make everyones life easier. I will just hide it in a card. I guess I should wait to see what the postage will be.
Thank you so much for the glorious offer.
Thanks again
Jan
rachierabbit
Olympia, WA
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2008
6:32 AM

Post #4839751

I bet that a flat rate box would be the best bet for shipping Jan. You can pack it full and it can weigh up to 70 pounds all for one flat rate! :0) They even have two different sizes now http://www.usps.com/shipping/flatrate.htm?from=priority&page=flatrate You will have much wonderful color this summer/fall from those dahlias!
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2008
3:10 PM

Post #4840821

Willowwind2,
How would you like me to send you the money... before the show or before you send them. Let me know so I can make sure that you have the cash available. I'd hate to have you have to spend your cash on me. You probably have lots to buy yourself. I am glad I'm not going or I would most definately spend more then $20 bucks. I know me only too well. Heheh
Thanks again
Jan
Willowwind2
Union, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 21, 2008
5:36 PM

Post #4841453

Gourdbeader I'm going to DMAIL you and let you know how to send the $$$.
hostajim1
Port Orchard, WA
(Zone 8a)

April 22, 2008
5:09 AM

Post #4844963

Willowwind2, is Union on hood canal? I seem to recall going through there when doing the loop up to hood canal bridge, and then south to Brennon. and down around the dog leg of the canal. Jim
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 22, 2008
5:11 AM

Post #4844965

Okay, thank you.
Jan
Willowwind2
Union, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 22, 2008
10:23 PM

Post #4848517

Yes Jim, Union is on Hood Canal on Hwy#106. Our son lives down the road from you in Olalla.
hostajim1
Port Orchard, WA
(Zone 8a)

April 23, 2008
4:38 PM

Post #4852465

Willow, Howdy Neighbor!!!, Jim
Willowwind2
Union, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 23, 2008
5:47 PM

Post #4852756

HI Jim, I wish I had time to come and look at your Hostas. Maybe some other time I will be able to come over. I love Hostas and my favorite is a large sage green and white one that I've had for years. It gets about 36 inches high and wide. I have about nine different ones and am limited by my small yard and the deer.
susybell
Vancouver, WA
(Zone 8a)

April 23, 2008
5:59 PM

Post #4852803

Hi Guys,

Please, can you continue your chat on one of Jim's threads? This is the one thread that we are trying to keep clear of chatter to monitor for new events.

Thanks,

Susybell, who does a lot of the calendar event data entry...
Willowwind2
Union, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 23, 2008
6:03 PM

Post #4852816

Sorry, It's a little hard to stop it once it starts. We can start a chatter thread.^_^
hostajim1
Port Orchard, WA
(Zone 8a)

April 24, 2008
4:22 AM

Post #4855584

Susy, sorry!!!! I wasn't thinking. Jim
rachierabbit
Olympia, WA
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2008
5:20 PM

Post #4857903

Thanks for keeping us on track Sue :0) I think I'm the one that posted that rule at the beginning of the thread and there I go breaking it! It's hard to keep my mouth shut! Heheheheh :0)
prentbon
Tacoma, WA

April 28, 2008
6:05 PM

Post #4877490

On May 3 and 4 Bonsai and Orchid Exhibit at Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood.
www.lakewoldgardens.org

This message was edited Apr 28, 2008 11:16 AM
tropicalaria
Tri-Cities, WA
(Zone 7b)

April 30, 2008
10:17 PM

Post #4888770

What about the Volunteer Park Conservatory plant sale?
May 10th, 2008 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
http://www.volunteerparkconservatory.org/events.html

Too bad there doesn't seem to be much going on around here...
pamsue
Gresham, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 30, 2008
10:22 PM

Post #4888785

hey is there anything closer like in oregon?
dang on the dahlia tubers

pam sue

susybell
Vancouver, WA
(Zone 8a)

April 30, 2008
10:44 PM

Post #4888869

The Clackamas Co MG sale is this weekend in Canby at the fairgrounds. However, we could use some help finding things further south in Oregon, including more events in Salem.
1AnjL
(AnjL) Fremont, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 26, 2008
5:51 AM

Post #5161102

nothing going on in june?
I am in Olympia now, headed back thru Oregon on friday morning :o)

This message was edited Jun 25, 2008 10:52 PM
lovedirtynails
Portland, OR

August 1, 2008
2:02 PM

Post #5353252

Hughes Water Garden in Tualatin is having its annual festival. We went last night. It was lovely! They are staying open late so you can see the water lilies in bloom. They have music and food and a wonderful assortment of water features on display. Even my husband loved it. I believe it ends August 3.
susybell
Vancouver, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 1, 2008
3:50 PM

Post #5353747

Thanks! I've added it to our calendar (Wish I'd known about last night, though-sounds wonderful!)
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

August 22, 2008
7:06 PM

Post #5453191

Washington Native Plant Society Central Puget Sound Chapter

Plant Sale

Date Saturday, October 25, 2008
Time 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location Warren G. Magnuson Park, Building 30

A plant list will be posted when it is available - There will be a great selection of:

NW native perennials, ferns, shrubs and trees
Botanical, gardening, ecology books and cards
Cedar Grove compost and potting soil

To volunteer,contact Virginia Arnon; 206 230-9429, virginiaarnon@yahoo.com


http://www.wnps.org/chapter_info/chapter_sales.html
buggycrazy
Lebanon, OR
(Zone 7b)

August 30, 2008
4:16 AM

Post #5485771

Salem Hardy Plant Society’s 12th annual fall plant sale, happening this year on Saturday, September 13, 2008 from 9:00-3:00. The sale will again be held in Building C at the Polk County Fairgrounds
buggycrazy
Lebanon, OR
(Zone 7b)

August 30, 2008
4:26 AM

Post #5485789

Mount Pisgah Arboretum
34901 Frank Parrish Rd.
Eugene, OR 97405

http://mountpisgaharboretum.org/festivals

Office hours: 10am to 4pm weekdays

Office phone: (541) 747-3817
Education and rentals phone: (541) 747-1504
Site phone: (541) 741-4110
Fax: (541) 741-4904 (please call before sending a fax)

Office Manager, Katura Reynolds
mtpisgah@efn.org
phone 747-3817
(general inquiries, membership, donations)

The Mushroom Festival, co-sponsored by the Cascade Mycological Society, is held on the last Sunday in October, and features a broad range of fungi collected throughout western Oregon. Experts are on hand during the show to help with mushroom identification. The Mushroom Festival also includes hayrides, cider pressing demonstrations, wine tasting, and a scarecrow contest.
AND NATIVE PLANT SELLERS!
susybell
Vancouver, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 31, 2008
2:45 AM

Post #5489200

Oh good, more fall events in Oregon! Thanks Lisa!
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

September 3, 2008
7:34 PM

Post #5503774

Dunn Gardens - Annual Fall Foliage Festival Sunday, October 12, 2008 2-4pm

Enjoy the autumn colors, mini tours of the Gardens, a silent auction, refreshments and plant sale. RSVP required.

Dunn Gardens - EVENING LECTURE featuring Curators, Charles Price and Glenn Withey "The color green - considering Form and Texture"
November 13, 2008 7:00 pm

7pm light refreshments - lecture begins at 7:15PM Tickets limited

http://www.dunngardens.org/upcoming.html
WILLIEB
Chimacum, WA

September 29, 2008
6:44 PM

Post #5613878

I could not get an address for the Tri-Area-Garden club plant sale this coming Saturday - from the calender. I clicked on it and got a page that said it was unavailable.
It is at the Tri area senior center in Chimacum, Wa.
I do not have he exact address.
How do you put it with the calender so people know where it will be? Would you do that please?

Thanks.
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2008
8:35 PM

Post #5614209

It looks like the link is bad. Maybe the Garden Sale people changed it. The other links are working okay. Have you tried Googling it?
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2008
8:36 PM

Post #5614215

I looked at the url and it appears that there's an extra letter in the address. It should be www . gardencentral . org / wa / triareagardenclub /

Here's the link:

http://www.gardencentral.org/wa/triareagardenclub/
buggycrazy
Lebanon, OR
(Zone 7b)

December 30, 2008
3:35 AM

Post #5942238

http://www.gardenpalooza.com/gpevent.htm

Saturday April 5, 2008
8:00am - 4:00pm

We'll have over 40 local nurseries and garden vendors to get you excited about gardening. See hundreds of plants, tools and garden art.

People can also enjoy petting farm animals, shopping at the country store, fresh doughnuts, delicious food and much, much more!

This free event will take place at
Fir Point Farms
located 20 miles South of Portland
at 14601 Arndt Road in Aurora, Oregon (97002).
buggycrazy
Lebanon, OR
(Zone 7b)

December 30, 2008
3:43 AM

Post #5942262

oregoncoastgardeningexpo.com

2009 edition of the Oregon Coast Gardening & Landscaping Expo in beautiful Newport. Because of the tremendous response the inaugural Expo, we are expanding it to two days: Friday, June 26 & Saturday, June 27.

Newport Middle School
rachierabbit
Olympia, WA
(Zone 7b)

January 28, 2009
7:10 AM

Post #6060856

I just updated the calendar, enjoy!
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

February 3, 2009
6:30 AM

Post #6086369

You are invited to the Green Elephant Plant Swap in Redmond, Washington

Saturday, March 7, 10 AM to Noon. Holy Cross Episcopal Church.

rachierabbit
Olympia, WA
(Zone 7b)

February 3, 2009
6:39 AM

Post #6086378

Thanks Kathy both the March and November dates are added to the calendar (I also added a link to the website :0)
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

February 19, 2009
8:03 PM

Post #6161528

Upcoming events from the Rainyside calendar - both Washington and Oregon.

http://www.rainyside.com/events/default.asp

rachierabbit
Olympia, WA
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2009
6:19 PM

Post #6178843

Thanks Kathy. I added a few of them to the calendar
DBower
Vancouver, WA

March 4, 2009
3:19 PM

Post #6220188

I just got a Raintree Catalog and it looks like they are having day long classes for $10.

You have to scroll down to the 4th one which is FULL DAY OF CLASSES: http://www.raintreenursery.com/catalog/producttype.cfm?producttype=Workshops

Now I just have to figure out if I should take the all day classes of the grafting:)
rachierabbit
Olympia, WA
(Zone 7b)

March 4, 2009
5:00 PM

Post #6220665

Thanks. I just added it.
Highmtn
Cliff Dweller, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 22, 2009
5:58 PM

Post #6303923

Hello,
I've attended the Sequim & Port Angeles. WA garden tours annually. Lots of GREAT IDEAS to be shared...

2009 Home Garden Tour

The 2009 Home Garden Tour, Petals & Pathways, is scheduled for June 27, 2009, running from 10:00 am until 4:00 p.m.

This year's self-guided tour will take you to seven great gardens in the Sequim Area. The tickets, which will go on sale in May, will cost $15 per ticket when purchased prior to the 27th and $20 the day of the tour. More information will be available soon."
rachierabbit
Olympia, WA
(Zone 7b)

March 22, 2009
7:36 PM

Post #6304378

I've added it to the calendar. Thanks for the info!
dirt_in_ozone7b
Renton, WA

March 24, 2009
6:02 AM

Post #6311515

found this looking for a bug that I don't know ...
(not sure if this is what you might want on this calendar)

BugGuide Gathering 2009 (Northwest by Starlight)
This year's gathering is going to be Jul 10-12 in Washington State. There's a 90% chance at this point (Mar 23) that the site will be at the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest run by the University of Washington. We would gather on Friday afternoon at the center. Have dinner there. Stay Friday and Saturday nights, and have our last meal together as lunch on Sunday. The approximate cost is going to be $75-100 per person per day for lodgings with meals included. They do have a limited number of private rooms which are slightly more expensive.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/260306
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 25, 2009
6:11 AM

Post #6316187

Langley Fine Gardens:

These guys start lots of different seedlings - I got an heirloom zinnia from them last year that I loved and also found Tweedia caerulea starts from them and they weren't anywhere else in the U.S. Primarily they grow vegetables. They are having a vegetable growing class on Vashon this weekend (March 28). Later in the summer is a farm tour (August 1). They are also regularly at local farmer's markets.

http://www.vigavashon.org/fs.cfm?id=17

rachierabbit
Olympia, WA
(Zone 7b)

March 26, 2009
3:48 PM

Post #6322467

Thanks for the info dirt and Kathy I have put the events on the calendar :0)
mauryhillfarm
Vashon, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 29, 2009
1:42 AM

Post #6333530

Well drat, something happening in my neck of the woods and I don't see it until it is all over! I don't suppose I needed the veggie growing class, but I might have gone on their greenhouse tour. I really should take the Beachcomber, our local paper, so I know what is going on.

I will plan to go on the Langley Farm Tour in August, and anyone coming over to Vashon is certainly welcome to visit my place if they wish after their tour. I'm not too far off Dockton Road, and maybe you would like to go out to Point Robinson Beach ( on past my house).

I usually get my tomato plants from Pacific Potager, which is on the southern end of the island and is marked on that VIGA map in the link above.
mauryhillfarm
Vashon, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 3, 2009
2:18 AM

Post #6357340

My DH picked up the Beachcomber today, and ,,,lo and behold...Langley Fine Gardens is having another nursery tour and plant sale from noon to 4 this Saturday, April 4th, and offering the free vegetable growing class at noon also.
I have been pretty sick the last 2 days, so don't know that I will be going unless I bundle up with a scarf, stock my pockets with throat lozenges, take an umbrella and stay only a few minutes. :>(
mauryhillfarm
Vashon, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 3, 2009
4:03 AM

Post #6357748

For anyone who might just come out to Vashon this weekend, there is also a 25% off sale at Colvos Creek Nursery.
rachierabbit
Olympia, WA
(Zone 7b)

April 4, 2009
3:20 PM

Post #6363284

Thanks for the info Holly. Hope that you feel better soon.
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 6, 2009
8:21 PM

Post #6373545

From safetyjoe: Event in Eugene on Saturday, April 11th

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/972121/

Rarejem
(Julie)South Prairie, WA
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2009
4:45 AM

Post #6455424

Have never been to this so can't give a personal testimonial, but a sale is being held as the Highline SeaTac Botanical Gardens on May 2nd. Found out through the Puget Sound Daylily Society, but also has a lot of other co-sponsors (iris, roses, fuschias, etc). Might be worth checking out.

http://www.highlinegarden.org/news_flowerSale.shtml
thistledownfarm
North Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 29, 2009
2:45 AM

Post #6477907

Sorticulture in Everett is coming up in June. 12th 13th and 14th

http://www.ci.everett.wa.us/default.aspx?ID=1228

Thumbnail by thistledownfarm
Click the image for an enlarged view.

lovedirtynails
Portland, OR

June 11, 2009
5:13 PM

Post #6673692

(Am I in the right forum for this?) Has everyone heard about the Sauvie Island Garden tour this weekend? It sounds wonderful. You can go to the Hardy Plant Society web page for more details.

Has anyone heard about any plant sales coming up in the Portland area?
velveteena
Seattle, WA

September 9, 2009
4:42 AM

Post #7043066

I know this thread is not for chatting, but it seems to have petered out anyway. who knows about the photo of the "garden bed" of impatiens at the beginning? How is that profusion possible? Does it involve pots?
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

September 9, 2009
4:54 AM

Post #7043085

That's from Rachel's garden in Olympia (rachierabbit). I'm in contact with her on Facebook; I'll ask. I think it's a "mattress" box full of dirt with impatiens planted in it. I do know that she does bulbs in it in the spring.
hostajim1
Port Orchard, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 9, 2009
5:29 PM

Post #7044529

katie59, maybe we could arainge a tour of Rachels next summer? Jim
susybell
Vancouver, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 9, 2009
6:03 PM

Post #7044671

I don't think that is actually at Rachel's. She doesn't have an arbor or gravel path like that-or, at least, she didn't last year. I think she took the photo somewhere else.
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

September 9, 2009
7:29 PM

Post #7044885

I mentioned this to Rachel on Facebook; hopefully she'll find some time to respond here . . . I know she does have a bed like this at her place. I think a tour would be cool -- we'll see what she says.
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

September 9, 2009
11:07 PM

Post #7045457

This is in response to my email to Rachel:

"It's an actual metal bed frame that I purchased at a garage sale and then I built a wooden box in it, filled it with dirt and planted it full of bulbs and wildflowers."

Kathy
hostajim1
Port Orchard, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 10, 2009
12:33 AM

Post #7045730

Hi Susy, long time, Jim
susybell
Vancouver, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 10, 2009
5:46 PM

Post #7047980

Huh, Kathy, whaddya know, I know there are pictures of her bedframe thing somewhere on this forum, but I'd thought she said she took this one somewhere else. Oh well.

Hi Jim!
hostajim1
Port Orchard, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 11, 2009
4:41 PM

Post #7051553

Susybell, I went to the Rock Garden Society meeting yesterday. the guest speaker was Riz Reyes who gave a slide show on his plant expedition to Shechuan, China with Dan Hinckly and others, his presentation was great I see him as a new generation plantsman. he is 26 and has a nursery at Shoreline in Seattle,I don't have his website handy but if you or anyone want it I'll post it. also Diana of Collectors Nursery will speak at the next meet of the RGS in Oct. I really liked visiting her nursery when I visited you in Vancouver, so I'll try to keep that date open. Jim
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

September 11, 2009
6:25 PM

Post #7051891

Hi Jim -

That sounds interesting. I had seen some of his garden pictures and blog early on (2006?) on the Web, but haven't heard/seen anything about him lately. I didn't realize he had opened up a nursery in Shoreline. Would love to know where it is.

Kathy
susybell
Vancouver, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 12, 2009
1:40 AM

Post #7053547

Jim, sounds great. Please do post the website! Hope you do make it to Diana's talk. How's your garden look at the end of Sept? I still want to see everything you've done this year.
hostajim1
Port Orchard, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 12, 2009
1:51 AM

Post #7053601

Katie, Susy, here's the sites www.rizreyes.com/horticulture and http//nextgenerationgardener.blogspot.com he has a lot to check out. Jim PS has anyone been to Citus Nursery?
susybell
Vancouver, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 12, 2009
2:02 AM

Post #7053652

Thanks Jim! Do you mean Cistus? Yes, but not this year. It's worth a visit, though.
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

September 12, 2009
4:31 AM

Post #7054163

That's great. It's so great to see a budding horticulturist in action - I'll keep tabs on him. Thanks, Jim!
hostajim1
Port Orchard, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 12, 2009
6:17 AM

Post #7054332

Susy, yes Cistus, I'll have to put them on my must see list. did I say that this summer is flying bye. I'm almost done with this years hybridizing, I bought a few plants from Naylor Creek at their fall sale, and 2 have some blooms ready to open. can't miss an opportunity, one is Red Alert, thanks, Jim
Azorina
(Linda)Gig Harbor, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 19, 2009
5:58 AM

Post #7080225

In August every year there is a great event in Gold Bar, Wa called the "Fronderosa Frolic" hosted by Judith at Fancy Fronds. It is a great event where a lot of micro nurseries set up shop...it is a drive but well worth it. Cistus is a vender there but thier nursery on Sauvie Island is definatly a must see! Is this appropriate or did I mess up? Sorry I'm not too good with rules sometimes.

This message was edited Sep 18, 2009 10:00 PM
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

September 19, 2009
6:04 AM

Post #7080232

No, I think this is good. We just have to find out who has access to the calendar to post the event. Is there an actual date for next year yet?
Azorina
(Linda)Gig Harbor, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 20, 2009
2:33 PM

Post #7083946

I just checked out the website and it looks she hasn't set a date for next year. http://www.fancyfronds.com/ But I will keep an eye to see when she has it posted.
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

September 21, 2009
1:15 AM

Post #7085936

Okay. Cool!
rachierabbit
Olympia, WA
(Zone 7b)

October 22, 2009
6:18 PM

Post #7197484

Hey gang sorry about the confusion with the bedframe. Susy and Kathy are both correct. The picture at the top of this thread was taken at the Rose Garden at Pt Defiance in Tacoma. I also have a bedframe flowerbed at my house. It's a metal head and footboard with a steel frame. I build a planter box inside the frame that I filled with topsoil and planted.
hostajim1
Port Orchard, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 23, 2009
12:06 AM

Post #7198544

gang, this looks like a great sale, keep me posted. one local nursery in Port Orchard, Gig Harbor area Glenwood Nursery has a combined nursery weekend. last year it was packed. I'll post the dates when I find out. Jim
Azorina
(Linda)Gig Harbor, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 28, 2009
6:34 PM

Post #7217357

Hey this evening on PBS is "The Botany of Desire"!
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

October 28, 2009
7:07 PM

Post #7217442

Thanks for the heads up!

Here's more:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/28/DDRN1A8NRC.DTL

mstish
Portland, OR
(Zone 8b)

November 14, 2009
1:42 PM

Post #7273006

I am already jonesing for spring. Just planted 350 daffadils.


Tacoma Home & Garden Show is January 27 - 31, 2010 at the Tacoma Dome

Oregon Yard Garden & Patio show is February 12 thru 14th, 2010 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Portland Home & Garden Show is February 24th thru 28th, 2010 at the Portland Expo Center

Northwest Flower& Garden Show is February 3 - 7, 2010 at the Washington State Convention Center
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

January 17, 2010
10:42 PM

Post #7470915

http://www.volunteerparkconservatory.org/

Arthur Lee Jacobson Tree Tour of Volunteer Park
Saturday, April 17, 2010

FOC Annual Meeting
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, May 8, 2010
the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

March 24, 2010
3:28 PM

Post #7653285

http://www.thesubtimes.com/2010/03/10/2010-u-p-spring-flower-show-and-plant-sale/#more-14030

"7th annual University Place Spring Flower Show and Plant sale! Saturday, May 1st (9AM-5PM) and Sunday, May 2nd (10AM-2 PM) on the Homestead Park Rhododendron Garden Patio at 3715 Bridgeport Way W. in University Place Washington.

The Plant Sale offers hundreds of unique varieties of rhododendrons, roses, fuchsias dahlias, ferns and other unusual perennials and companion plants grown by local Northwest vendors. Plant prices are very competitive, and proceeds from the sale benefit further development of Homestead Park.
The Exhibit is FREE and features one of the largest Rhododendron truss displays on the West Coast. The event also includes a self-guided walking tour of the five-acre Homestead Park Rhododendron Garden in full bloom."
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 14, 2010
11:45 AM

Post #7705366

Events at Silver Falls State Park in Oregon:

http://www.friendsofsilverfalls.net/Events.html
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 14, 2010
1:58 PM

Post #7705675

Florabundance Plant Sale
Warren G. Magnuson Park
April 24 and 25

Full list of vendors to come, but Forest Farm has said that they'll be there.

http://www.arboretumfoundation.org/plant_sales/FlorAbundance2010.cfm

Azorina
(Linda)Gig Harbor, WA
(Zone 8a)

April 17, 2010
3:30 PM

Post #7713364

We can't forget the Fronderosa Frolic in Gold Bar, WA August 14th & 15th http://www.fancyfronds.com/frolic.cfm
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 17, 2010
5:41 PM

Post #7713701

Yes!! I'd like to go to that this year . .
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 19, 2010
8:14 AM

Post #7717897

For some reason I can't see anything on the calendar link. It opens up to a lovely calendar, which I assume from reading this thread is full of fun events, but the one I am looking at is completely blank. I've poked around at some of the options, but can't seem to get anything to show up. What am I doing wrong?
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 19, 2010
11:47 AM

Post #7718481

You're not doing anything wrong. :-)

The idea was that people would add stuff to this thread and then someone would go update the calendar. The gal who was maintaining the calendar doesn't get on much anymore. I doubt that there's anything on the calendar for this month. Until someone wants to take on the maintenance, the updates will just be on the thread.
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 20, 2010
7:45 AM

Post #7720727

I would be happy to help out adding events to the calender if someone could walk me through the steps. Looks like first thing is to have the magic password to "add events," and personally I think that should just be posted so everyone can add directly. But, however I can help out - just let me know.
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 20, 2010
7:58 AM

Post #7720747

Mother's Day weekend - Camano Island Studio Tour. Self-guided to numerous artists' homes/studios on the island. While not a 'garden' event per se, almost all of the artists in fact have gorgeous gardens - so it's a bit of a double-dip event. Well worth the drive. Free unless you buy some art (which I inevitably do).

http://www.camanoarts.org/studio-tour-info/about-2010-camano-island-studio-tour/
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 23, 2010
6:54 AM

Post #7729661

I updated the calendar as best I could.
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 23, 2010
9:51 AM

Post #7730111

Thanks, BH!
Gwendalou
Langley, WA
(Zone 7b)

April 23, 2010
1:28 PM

Post #7730598

I went to Fronderosa Frolic 2 years ago and it was excellent. I'd love to go back again.
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 27, 2010
8:13 AM

Post #7741893

Reminder of the Great Sunflower Project - not a date specific event, but a fun project, especially with children.

http://www.greatsunflower.org/
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

May 5, 2010
7:40 PM

Post #7768100

Here's a list of upcoming gardening events in both Oregon and Washington. Bookmark this link!

http://www.rainyside.com/events/default.asp
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

June 4, 2010
11:55 PM

Post #7860128

Seattle area garden events in 2010

http://depts.washington.edu/hortlib/calendar/tours_sales.php
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 15, 2010
6:26 AM

Post #7969983

Silverton Oregon annual Homer Davenport Days Aug 6th, 7th & 8. I will have a booth at the Arts & Craft fair this year. If you are in the neighborhood, please stop by.
http://www.davenportdays.com/activities.htm

This message was edited Jul 29, 2010 12:02 AM
mehitabel45
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 8b)

December 29, 2011
12:57 PM

Post #8946768

Winter Seed Sowing/Hardwood Cuttings
Saturday January 7, 2012, 10 AM to Noon (indoors)
Right after the holidays in the cold dark of winter, we get together with our treasure troves of seeds, and dirt and pots and labels, to winter-sow perennials, trees, shrubs. These pots of seeds then go outside for cold treatment which breaks the seeds' dormancy. You won't believe the great results! Come spring they germinate in profusion. For this event, potting soil is provided. Bring your pots, seeds, labels to share. This year we will propagate hardwood cuttings of various native and ornamental shrubs. You can also divide and repot houseplants at this event.

Directions and Details
The Green Elephant Plant Swap is hosted in North Redmond, WA, at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross; The site offers parking, covered areas, indoor facilities, kitchen, memorial garden, grass labyrinth and playground. It is five minutes from I-405 and I-520.

Contact: Jim Eichner, cell phone: 425-223-7249

Street address: 11526 162nd Ave NE Redmond, WA 98052

How it works: No sales, just exchanges and freebies, please.

Tailgating Encouraged. The format for the trade is like a tailgate party. Traders exchange expert gardening information as well as plant materials. In two hours all the deals are sealed. We have plenty of new parking.

Free Stuff. Many gardeners generously share plants from the abundance of their gardens. An excellent way to begin your garden. Also an excellent way to thin out that giant patch of shasta daisies, etc. There is always a pile of plants free for the sharing at the swap.

What if I have nothing to trade? Cookies and chocolate work like money at the Green Elephant!

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.holycrossredmond.org/Ministries/GreenElephant
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 25, 2013
10:00 AM

Post #9461326

Does anyone know how to 'unsticky' things? This thread hasn't been utilized for quite some time and probably doesn't need to be at the top of the list anymore. I'm also rather weary of the flower 'bed' photo, nice as it is.

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

April 30, 2013
5:23 PM

Post #9503272

M y guess is thast only Admins or the person who started the trhread can do that.

I'll D-mail rachierabbit.
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

July 2, 2013
7:40 AM

Post #9583184

Rick, Rachel has not been active on DG for a long long time, at least a year if not longer. I have no idea why this thread continues to be a 'sticky' and it is apparently rather difficult to get the attention of anyone in administration to clean things up. Good luck over here.

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

July 3, 2013
11:33 AM

Post #9584909

Deb,

Melody helped out.

I got her attention using the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the Home Page.
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

July 3, 2013
12:00 PM

Post #9584947

Great, I see it is no longer sticky. It was a good idea when someone was actually populating it, but it's been fallow for a really long time now. Thanks for following up on this.

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

July 3, 2013
12:07 PM

Post #9584960

Sure thing!

Wouldn't it be hoot if this prompted someone to list a lot of events or sponsor a Round Up?
summerkid
Rose Lodge, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 6, 2013
7:25 PM

Post #9589560

Well, now ... I hear a volunteer piping up there ... if you can design an "anti-barking" system surely you can throw a Roundup with your eyez closed ...

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2013
12:10 AM

Post #9589699

It would mean cleaning the house first - the Augean Stables would be easier.

mlmlakestevens
Lake Stevens, WA
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2013
8:29 PM

Post #9592407

maybe we could meet at a park, or even an Arboretum, and everyone brings sack lunch, lawn chair, and a few plants to swap? Then it would be easy(I never got the party organizer gene, but I would like to meet you all).
summerkid
Rose Lodge, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 8, 2013
10:57 PM

Post #9592469

I could totally organize a party, and even host overnight guestz.
But, as my b'friend says, I live in "Bufu Oregon."

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