Yep It's Fall - But That Means It's a Great Time to Think Garden

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Fall and drizzly days have arrived in the Pacific NW for sure.  But that doesn't mean you have to abandon the thoughts of garden and flowers and creating beauty for next spring. 

Two local events will help - one about planning your landscape to be low maintenance, with plants that will attract butterflies & birds, as well as helping you conserve water when we get to the dry months again.  You can purchase water wise plants at this event sponsored by Native Plant Salvage Foundation.  It is happening this coming Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 11 - 4 at the WSU Extension/County Parks offices (4131 Mud Bay Rd, Olympia).  There will even be some miniconsultations offered by landscape designers - for free! 

 

Bush in Olympia

The other event will teach proper pruning techniques ( I know I need to learn more about this as I am never sure if I am helping or killing my shrubs when I get the pruning shears out).  The event is sponsored by Master Gardeners of Thurston County and will be Wednesday, October 16th from 7 - 8 PM at Black Lake Grange (6011 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia).  And expert  Cass Turnbull will be teaching -  my plants will thank me to attend and learn what I'm supposed to be doing!

 

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Lottie Kendall
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I loved our natives and low water usage plants when I used to garden, and attracting butterflies and hummingbirds was a delight.
Sep 26, 2013 07:47 AM #1
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Hi Lottie - I love seeing the butterflies & hummingbirds too - and easy maintenance plants are my very, very favorite kind!

Sep 26, 2013 09:18 AM #2
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I was out this afternoon working on trimming bushes so they will be ready for new growth in the spring.

Sep 26, 2013 09:20 AM #3
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Hi Cindy - and I really, really need to get mine trimmed up - this summer they all seemed to have a huge growth spurt!  But I might have to attend the workshop first so I have a better idea what I am doing :)  I've been known to end up with a lopsided plant!

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Nancy, those are some great suggestions for the fall season.
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Thanks Kathy! I'm not quite ready to let go of summer, so doing things to improve next summer's yard & garden seem like a good transition.
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