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Foundation Fall Plant Sale

Sat, Oct 6
10am to 3pm

Plant Sale Nursery at Dirt Works (Yauger Park)

Open to all Master Gardeners, Master Recycler Composters, friends, family, and the public. Come early for the best selection. Fall is a wonderful time to plant your new plants!!

We will only be able to accept cash or checks at the sale.

Winter Prep: Yard & Food Waste Composting Workshop, Olympia

Sat, Oct 13 – 10 to 11:30am
Dirt Works Garden

Get ready for winter!

We invite you to come and learn how to turn your yard waste and food scraps into a rich soil amendment for your gardens. At the workshop you will learn:
•What type of yard waste is best for home composting
•Determine if a compost bin is needed and if so, what type will work best for you
•How to monitor and troubleshoot the yard waste composting process
•Tips on applying yard waste compost for a healthy, beautiful yard.

No pre-registration needed. Meet at the gazebo inside the garden. Please dress for the weather as this workshop will be outside. Bring garden gloves if you want to participate in the “hands-on” portion of the workshop.

Master Your: Garden, Compost, Recycling Education Day – Fall Edition

Sat, Oct 20
9:30am to 1:30pm

The Salvation Army Community Center
1505 4th Ave. E
Olympia 98501

Join us for a day filled with gardening, composting, recycling fun and information via workshops and hands-on demonstrations. Select plants, upcycled garden art, and handi-crafts will also be for sale. Refreshments will be served.

Admission: $5 per person (cash or check only, no credit cards please)
No pre-registration but space is limited to room capacity. Seats are filled on a first come, first served basis.

Garden Question/Answer Clinic

Do you have a plant eaten-up by bugs or diseases? Maybe you have a plant or weed you cannot identify? Do you have a problem area in your yard and need advice on what to plant?

That’s where the WSU Master Gardener volunteers of Thurston County can help. You can call or email the clinic with your questions or drop by the office in person to get answers.

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Bulb Lasagna Workshop, Sumner

Sat, Sept 22 at 11am or 2pm (two class options)
Windmill Gardens

This make and take class features an outdoor container of Fall color with a treasure of spring joy nestled away for later months- A Bulb Lasagna!

Windmill Gardens will provide the plants, and design coach, while you sit back and have fun designing your Plant Masterpiece!

Limited space. $40.00 plus tax in advance.

Register online

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Lakewold Gardens: “Learn in the Garden” Lecture Series, Lakewood

Mature Tree Maintenance
Sat, Sept 29
at 10am

Join Zeb, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, as he discusses the best way to care for mature trees.

Register early as class size is limited!

For a list of additional workshops or to register visit the Lakewold Gardens Web site .

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Japanese Maples Open House, Olympia

Maples For All Seasons Nursery
Grand Opening
Sat, Sept 29 – 10am to 5pm

Ornamental Grasses of Puget Sound
2009 South Bay Road
Olympia WA 98506

Lectures, Workshops, Raffles, Discounts!

Our lectures and workshops are always in high demand at shows on Japanese Maples and pruning. This is a rare opportunity to get expert tips and advice from Barry Hoffer in a small group on pruning and maintaining Japanese Maples. This is normally a $150 value for small group classes and we are waiving the fee.

Fall Foliage Festival and Plant Sale, Federal Way

Sat, Oct 20 – Sat, Oct 27
10am to 4pm

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden (RSBG)
2525 S 336th St
Federal Way, WA 98001

Opening Day Plant Sale (Oct 20 only), enjoy special pricing on a nice selection of rhododendrons, ferns and companion plants.

Fantastic fall foliage is just minutes away at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden! Celebrate autumn with this FREE week-long festival that features plant and pumpkin sales, fall treats and beverages, pop-up artist demos, Pacific Bonsai Museum events, gardening workshops, tours, a photo station, and activities for kids and families.

Admission is FREE! Purchases of $50 or more in the Visitor Center or nursery will receive a garden pass for use on a future visit.

In addition to the daily plant sale, enjoy the special focus days throughout the Festival.