Saturday, February 17, from 10am – 3pm
Seattle Rose Society Rose Clinic
The Seattle Rose Society will hold four seminars on specific aspects of rose growing and experts will be available to share their enthusiasm throughout the day. Door prizes, discounted Seattle Rose Society Membership, and more!
Come for one or more of the seminars, or come enjoy the full day.
10 am Rose Pruning
11 am Rose Selection
1 pm Planting and Fertilizing Roses
2 pm Rose Disease Control
Sunday, February 18, from 1pm – 2:30pm
Starting Seeds Indoors 201
In this more advanced seminar, Emily will help you learn to troubleshoot common problems. Slight differences in germination temperatures, seed storage, light levels, humidity, and other factors can sometimes make a big difference in your success. You’ll learn how to diagnose damping-off, what to do about spindly seedlings, and more. Emily will also go over when and how to “pot up” your seedlings and give more detailed information on transplanting. Feel free to bring in troubled seedlings, or photos, for Emily to diagnose!
Saturday, February 24, from 9am – 4pm
Join Plant Amnesty and Sky Nursery for a full day of free pruning demonstrations, consultations, and fun.
Free pruning seminars throughout the day on various topics:
9:30 Structural Pruning Young Trees
11:00 Clematis Made Easy
12:30 Training Young Fruit Trees
2:00 Pruning Japanese Maples
Horticultural organizations to answer your questions:
- Plant Amnesty
- Seattle Tree Fruit Society
- The Garden Hotline
- Master Gardeners
- NE Seattle Tool Library
Free mini design consultations with local landscapers.
Walk & Talk with a Plant Geek–tour Sky Nursery with an expert and get answers to your plant questions.
Bring your hand pruners for sharpening (no saws!) and learn to clean and care for your tools.
A portion of Sky’s sales for the day will be donated to Plant Amnesty to support their educational programs.
Sunday, February 25, from 11am – 12:30pm
Vegetable Gardening 101
Are you thinking about starting your first vegetable garden? Or just want to pick up some new tips?
Sky’s vegetable buyer, Hannah Madrone, will cover the basics of vegetable gardening in both beds and containers. She will guide you through selecting and preparing a site, deciding what to grow, timing, planting, maintaining, and harvesting.
Sunday, February 25, from 1pm – 2:30pm
Composting With or Without Worms
You can recycle much of your garden and food waste into rich humus to improve your soil and make your plants healthy and happy.
If you have a lot of kitchen scraps, worm bins are the ideal way to recycle them.
Garden waste can go into a compost heap, bin, or tumbler.
Emily Wilkins will explain different systems, and how to establish and maintain a healthy decomposer ecosystem to turn your waste into gardener’s “black gold”.