Magical Ornamentals – Salvias, Roses and the Drama of Leaves

Posted October 16, 2018 at 5:48 am by

 

A pan­el of San Juan Island Mas­ter Gar­den­er vol­un­teers will share their orna­men­tal obses­sions and inspire you to join them in their love of salvias, ros­es, and plants with beau­ti­ful leaves at the Annu­al Gar­den­ing Work­shop, this Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 20th. Orna­men­tal gar­den plants aren’t ‘idle lovelies’ – they cre­ate pol­li­na­tor habi­tats and bird joy, bring depth, struc­ture, and col­or to land­scapes, and pro­vide con­nec­tions to our envi­ron­ment beyond the gar­den. Plus, these plants are easy to grow in the PNW. Join Judy Cum­ming and Lin­da Thomp­son (ros­es), Jen­ny Har­ris (salvia), and Fiona Nor­ris (dra­mat­ic foliage) for inspi­ra­tion and instruc­tions for suc­cess in your garden.

And Kris­ten Rez­abek, also a Mas­ter Gar­den­er vol­un­teer and a MS, RDN, CD, CDE, leads a ses­sion explor­ing the boun­ty and nutri­tion­al ben­e­fits of local­ly grown foods. Plan your gar­den for a four-sea­son har­vest and uti­lize recipes that take full advan­tage of sea­son­al pro­duce. Kris­ten is pas­sion­ate about ensur­ing that fam­i­lies and chil­dren access nour­ish­ing food and the resources they need to achieve good health.

The Annu­al Gar­den­ing Work­shop is a day-long event with not­ed author­i­ties speak­ing on a wide vari­ety of top­ics of inter­est to PNW coastal gar­den­ers. This year our keynote speak­er is the respect­ed author, speak­er, edi­tor, and ‘hor­ti­col­orist’ Lorene Forkn­er Edwards. 

The author of five gar­den­ing titles includ­ing the best­selling “Hand­made Gar­den Projects” and the “Tim­ber Press Guide to Veg­etable Gar­den­ing: Pacif­ic North­west.” Lorene is the edi­tor of Pacif­ic Hor­ti­cul­ture, a mag­a­zine that sup­ports the pow­er of gar­dens to enrich life and help heal our plan­et. She is a fer­vent believ­er in the pow­er of per­son­al­i­ty-infused gar­den spaces and the beau­ti­ful, fruit­ful, and inno­v­a­tive land­scapes of our region.

Vis­it GardenWorkshop.org for com­plete descrip­tions of each ses­sion and our speaker’s biogra­phies. Mul­ti­ple choic­es allow you to plan your day to attend ses­sions of inter­est to you.

Pur­chase tick­ets here. Tick­ets are $40 online, $45 at the door. Advance pur­chase recommended.

  • Octo­ber 20th
  • 8:00 – 4:30

Reg­is­tra­tion opens at 8am; cof­fee, tea, and pas­tries avail­able. Keynote begins at 9am.

Fri­day Har­bor Mid­dle School
85 Blair Ave.
Fri­day Har­bor, San Juan Island

Are you inter­est­ed in becom­ing a Mas­ter Gar­den­er volunteer?

Our next train­ing ses­sion begins Jan­u­ary 29th, 2019, in Fri­day Har­bor. Train­ing occurs every Tues­day from 9am‑3:30pm through March 26th. Appli­ca­tions are due by Novem­ber 1.

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Caitlin Blethen at mg.sanjuancounty@wsu.edu or 360–370-7663. Infor­ma­tion about the pro­gram and what vol­un­teers do is locat­ed here.

The Annu­al Gar­den­ing Work­shop is pre­sent­ed by the Mas­ter Gar­den­er Foun­da­tion of San Juan Coun­ty in Coop­er­a­tion with the San Juan Coun­ty Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­si­ty Extension.

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