Sky Nursery seminars are free and require no pre-registration unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, April 12 11 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Basic Vegetative Propagation Heidi Koonz of the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
Join the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden's lead propagator for an informative seminar on DIY plant propagation. Learn the basics of vegetative propagation, from division to cuttings, and experience the joy of creating your own plants.
Saturday, April 12 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Bee-Friendly Gardening Larry Brainard
Be a bee-friendly gardener! Even if you don’t need (or want!) your own backyard honeybee hive, you can garden in ways that encourage our local pollinator populations to thrive. Edmonds beekeeper Larry Brainard will tell you the best plants for bee forage spring through fall, when and how to spray (and not!), and other factors that will help you make your garden a bee-friendly haven.
Saturday, April 19 11 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Make Your Yard Wildlife Friendly Cindy Kirkendall, PAWS Wildlife Admissions Specialist
Do you want to make your yard more wildlife-friendly? Join PAWS at Sky Nursery to hear how your yard can be host to wildlife. We'll discuss natural diversity, "naturescaping", and offer tips on wildlife-friendly landscape features that provide shelter, food and water for a variety of Washington species. We hope you join us!
Saturday, April 26 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Success with Grafted Vegetables Amelia Wilbur, Ezra's Organics
In Seattle’s cool-summer climate, we can use any edge we can get to make heat-lovers like tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers ripen. Grafted plants can give us that edge. Amelia will tell you how to maximize your production from each individual plant for a bountiful harvest of heat lovers (hint: grafted plants have extremely vigorous root systems and need wider spacing and more support). At the end, Amelia will hold a drawing for free organic grafted tomato plants.
Saturday, May 3 11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Some Like it Hot: Growing Tomatoes and other Warm Season Delicacies Emily Apple Wilkins
Getting a good harvest of lettuce is easy most Seattle summers. Persuading our tomatoes, basil, cukes, corn and other heat-lovers to produce abundantly can sometimes take a bit more work. Sky's veggie buyer, Emily, goes over the best tips and tricks to get the heat-loving crops we love to perform their best in our cooler climate.
Saturday, July 12 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Koi Display and Information Washington Koi and Water Garden Society
Join both two-legged and finned members of the Washington Koi and Water Garden Society in Sky's greenhouse! Some very large and nicely-patterned finned members will be displaying themselves for your admiration in a stock tank; the humans will be available to answer all your questions about raising koi in western Washington.
Around the Sound:
Saturday, June 14 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
"The Secret Gardens of Lake Forest Park" Garden Tour
Advance Discount Tickets will be available at Sky Nursery starting in May- $12 cash or check.