SATURDAY, March 17, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Questions on Sustainable Gardening Practices

Presented by Jan Danford, Bob Cain, Audreen Williams and Muriel Nesbitt

The panel members are WSU-certified Clallam County Master Gardeners and each have their own specialties and interests. They will welcome questions from the audience on any gardening topic, answer what they can, and direct the audience to helpful online resources.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Gifts of the Garden

Presented by Marilynn Elliott and Tanya Unruh

Not one, but two very creative Master Gardeners will team up to share some great ideas on how to share your love of gardening. Marilynn will show you how to turn ordinary garden objects into something decorative… flowerpots into frogs or angels, an old shovel into a Welcome sign, rocks into decorative doorstops. Tanya will show you how to use materials from your garden; seeds, pressed flowers, bulbs and more, to make beautiful gifts for all occasions. This talk will inspire the crafty gardener and give you ideas on how to start planning your garden for future gifts. They will allow time at the end for you to see their creations up close and ask questions.

12:15 p.m. LUNCH

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Welcome to the Pacific Northwest; Now What do I Plant?

Presented by Keith Dekker

Whether new to the Olympic Peninsula or just ready to add a little landscaping, many people want to know what landscape plants, native and adapted, grow well in our area. Starting with a brief overview on how the climate affects our choices, Keith will highlight some of the best plants, both colorful and hardy, for your garden. As a professional landscaper, Keith will also share his experience and outline the best cultural practices to assure the success of your plantings.

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
One Container; Four Seasons

Presented by Susan Kalmar

What do you do with that big beautiful flower urn that sits by your front door once the flowers start to fade? Join us to learn about rejuvenating your special container to look beautiful from early spring through the winter holidays. Whether it is adding seasonal bloom, holiday decorations or solar lights the possibilities are many. The conversation will include demonstrations and ample opportunity to ask questions or share ideas. With a little effort, some creativity and a few tricks of the trade you can make your urn say “welcome” all year round.

SUNDAY, March 18, 2018

1:00 p.m.
From There to Here; Interesting and Unusual Plants for the Pacific Northwest

Keynote Speaker: Dan Hinkley, World-Renowned Horticulturist