Growing a Year-Round Hummingbird Habitat Garden

San Juan County Master Gardeners welcome keynote speaker Robin Haglund to the Annual Gardening Workshop Series.

Robin’s presentation, Growing a Year-Round Hummingbird Habitat Garden, guides you through crafting and maintaining a gorgeous year-round garden that provides habitat for our resident hummingbirds. You will learn the vital elements needed for food and nesting, while enjoying the visual qualities of a garden that looks great, even in the dead of winter. Learn how to use native and non-native plants in your northwest landscape to support these little birds and provide a habitat where they will thrive.

And a bonus: Robin will share day-by-day images of her experience following a nesting hummingbird from nest building to baby fledglings.

Robin is a Seattle-based garden coach and award-winning garden designer.

She is the founder of Garden Mentors, and has a passion for empowering individuals to cultivate sustainable, organically focused, native-inspired, and often edible spaces. Robin inspires people to foster a deeper connection to the natural world. She has appeared internationally on her award-winning garden design episode of  HGTV’s Landscaper’s Challenge, and she is featured in multiple episodes of  PBS’ Growing a Greener World .

This year Workshops are online as Zoom webinars, beginning with Robin Haglund’s keynote presentation on Saturday, October 17th at 9 am. There are two sessions on Saturday, with subsequent sessions every Tuesday and Thursday at noon until the end of the month. Each session is an hour, with additional time for questions and discussion.

Presenters are noted authorities, speaking on a wide variety of topics specifically for PNW coastal gardeners.

In addition to the Keynote, presentations include:

  • Cut Flowers from the Garden- Amy Sanderson, Horticulturalist
  • Bee best! How home gardeners can help conserve the diversity of the intrepid native bees of Western Washington- Chris Looney, Entomologist
  • Using Plant “Logic” to Vegetatively Propagate Your Landscape & Garden- Deborah Mitchell, Whidbey Island Master Gardener
  • Fruit Trees 101: What to Know When You Grow- Monica Maggio, Portland Oregon Horticulturalist, Garden Educator and Master Gardener
  • Fruit Tree Pruning- Monica Maggio, Portland Oregon Horticulturalist, Garden Educator and Master Gardener

Greenhouse Gardening for Home Gardeners – Carol Miles, WSU Professor Vegetable Horticulture

  • Raised Bed Gardening- Craig Cogger, WSU Professor (Ret.) and Soil Scientist

Visit for complete descriptions of each session and our speaker’s biographies.

Purchase tickets here. Tickets are $25 for all eight Workshops. Registration deadline is October 14. Please join us for eight hours of delightful, educational and inspiring presentations.

The WSU Master Gardener program mission is to engage university-trained volunteers to empower and sustain diverse communities with relevant, unbiased, research-based horticulture and environmental stewardship education. If you are interested in becoming a WSU Master Gardener, please contact Caitlin Blethen at 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.

Posted on September 12, 2020 at 5:45 am by

Categories: Animals, Environment, Recreation, Wildlife

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