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Posted on: March 14, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Savvy Gardener Classes Bloom in Issaquah

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Get your spring planting off to a great start! Join the Savvy Gardener classes and discover how to create a beautiful, healthy and water-wise lawn and garden.

Free classes are available in Issaquah and throughout the region. Savvy Gardener classes are provided by the City of Issaquah, Cascade Water Alliance and the Saving Water Partnership.

Please note that most of these classes require pre-registration through Brown Paper Tickets. Click on the link for each class to register, or call Brown Paper Tickets at the number provided on the Savvy Gardener classes website.

Upcoming classes in Issaquah include:

Favorite Northwest Natives for Sun and Shade

Saturday, April 6, 2013

10:30 a.m.-noon

Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive

Presenter: Greg Rabourn, educator and radio personality

Add beautiful color, texture and wildlife benefits to your garden by incorporating stunning Northwest native plants. Greg Rabourn will show you different plants that will thrive in sunny hot spots or shady corners.

Sustainable Gardening…A Better Way to Beautiful

Saturday, May 4, 2013

10:30 a.m.-noon

Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive

Presenter: Peggy Campbell, horticulturist

Healthier gardens of easy-care plants with fewer weeds, less watering, and no chemicals? It’s possible! Learn successful techniques and practical tips for transitioning your garden to a sustainable one from horticulturist Peggy Campbell. Discover how to select plants that will thrive in your garden.

Secrets of Companion Planting in Your Edible Garden

Thursday, May 16, 2013

6-7:30 p.m.

Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W.

Presenter: Laura Matter, Seattle Tilth

Everything in the garden is connected! Instead of combining plant varieties that compete with each other for water and nutrients, learn how to choose communities of plants that grow well together and encourage each other’s growth.

Transform Your Dry Shade into Lush Beauty

Saturday, May 18, 2013

10-11:30 a.m.

Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750-17th Ave. N.W.

Presenter: Marianne Binetti, radio host, author and columnist

Dry shade? No problem. Learn how to add color and drama to your landscape even in the most difficult situations, such as the north side of your house, or under cedar and fir trees. We’ll discuss key ingredients for success, such as improving your soil, selecting the right plants and practical watering methods.

Strategies for Weed Control

Thursday, May 30, 2013

6-7:30 p.m.

Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750-17th Ave. N.W.

Presenter: Ladd Smith, In Harmony Landscape Services co-owner

This class will explain why weeds are the toughest pests to control in gardens. Long-term success with weed control means understanding why weeds are successful and then developing a plan using a variety of weed control methods. Learn how certain weeds are Mother Nature’s signs of underlying challenges in the landscape.

Northwest Gardens Without Automatic Sprinklers

Saturday, June 1, 2013

10:30 a.m.-noon

Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive

Presenter: Marianne Binetti, radio host, author and columnist

Wet winters and cool summers give us a climate where many plants thrive without summer water. Learn from Marianne Binetti’s tried-and-true experiences about how you too can enjoy a colorful, lush garden free of automatic watering.

Edible Landscapes for the Homeowner

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

6-7:30 p.m.

Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 17th Ave. N.W.

Presenter: Jessi Bloom, N.W. Bloom EcoLogical Landscapes owner and lead designer
Would you like to grow your own food but think it’s too much work or takes too much time? Join award- winning landscape designer Jessi Bloom and learn how to employ design strategies from nature, so you can grow easy-peasy edibles that are low maintenance, resilient and sustainable.

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