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Foundation Meeting – Dahlias, Why Should I?

Tues, April 16
6:30 pm – Membership Meeting
7pm – Speaker: Dan Conrad

Topic: Dahlias, Why Should I?
A dive into a wonderful world of color and shape, its history and intricacies.

Dave is a Master Gardener certified in 2017, native of western Washington, fifth generation Washingtonian, retired physician, who volunteers at the Olympia Free Clinic, father of six children, active in church work, amateur genealogist and ham radio operator.

Thurston County Health Department
412 Lilly Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98506-5132

Non-members pay $5 at the door.

Master Gardener Foundation Plant Sale

Sat, May 18 – 9am to 4pm
Yauger Park, Olympia

Along with the sale, Dirt Works demonstration garden at Yauger Park is also open to the public the whole day. Walk through the many teaching gardens and learn new ways of gardening. Education about plants, growing your own food, water-wise gardening and composting are major focuses of the event.

Thousands of Plants & Experts to Help You Pick Them!

Great Plant Picks
Flowering Shrubs including: Peonies, Hydrangeas, Roses
Select Perennials, Shrubs & Trees
Berries & Veggies
Native Plants
Plant Supports, Hypertufa, Garden Art & Accessories

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.

Community Events *

Rose Care Made Easy, Sumner

Sat, March 30 – 10am

Windmill Gardens
16009 60th Street East
Sumner, WA 98390

Find the courage to grow roses by getting the basics from the pros of the Puyallup Rose Society. Learn varieties that are easy care, then how to care for, prune, fertilize and mulch them.

Cost: FREE but need to register in advance.

All About Grapes, Olympia

South Sound Fruit Society Meeting
Tues, April 2
7pm to 9pm

GRuB Farmhouse
2016 Elliott Ave.
Olympia 98502

The monthly meeting will focus on grapes. Gary Gorremans will be the presenter. He raises over 50 varieties of grapes. Bring your own questions about which grapes to grow and howto grow them.

If you are not a member a membership fee may apply.

Challenges for a Landscaper-the All Native Garden, Tacoma

Wed, April 10 – 7pm

Tacoma Nature Center
1919 South Tyler Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

John Sullivan will be talking about the challenges he faced in developing an all native garden. As lead designer for Olympic Landscape, a family owned landscaping company near Tacoma, John brings over 40 years of experience to landscape design creating beautiful, and unique outdoor living and gathering spaces and specially-themed gardens for homeowners.

RSBG Spring Plant Sale, Federal Way

Fri, April 12 – 3pm to 6pm
Sat, April 13 – 9am to 3pm

One of the largest plant sales in the region, the Rhododendron Species Botanical Gardens (RSBG’s) 34th Annual Spring Plant Sale features more than 20 premier Pacific Northwest nurseries. Whether you’re a novice or seasoned gardener, the sale offers expert advice from nursery owners and horticulturists. From rare rhodies to collectible perennials to low-maintenance plants, the Spring Plant Sale is a one-stop shop for all of the plants on your wish list.

Christian Faith Center
33645 20th Avenue S
Federal Way, WA 98003

Spring Lawn Renovation, Sumner

Sat, April 27 – 10am

Windmill Gardens
16009 60th Street East
Sumner, WA 98390

Spring lawn renovation with Hendrikus Organics

Learn how to renovate your lawn organically! Have a healthy green lawn without all the crazy growth! Using Organic products isn’t just a green thing to do, but the best way to have a healthy lawn. From seeds to soil amendments and fertilizers, we will set you in the direction of a healthy, green lawn.

Cost: FREE but need to register in advance.