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!
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!