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It's a great week-end for a garden tour ... 7th Annual Edible Garden Tour in Ballard, Vashon Island 24th Annual Garden Tour, Skagit Symphony Seventh Annual Garden Tour, and more.

Plus you can visit Windcliff, the garden of Dan Hinkley and Robert Jones, as part of the The Garden Conservancy's Bainbridge Island Area Open Days Tour.

The above happen on Saturday or Sunday so check my Events Page for details.

Radio Show: June 27

I am in the studio today. Let's talk all about gardening including how best to keep your plants healthy through this heat.

Remember that my show airs from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. on KIRO 97.3 FM.

Upcoming Appearances

Saturday, June 27 at 2:30 p.m. I am at Christiansons Nursery in Mount Vernon.

Sunday, June 28 at 1 p.m., I will talk gardening at Angel of the Winds Casino in Arlington.

... then nothing on July 4th week-end ... until ...

Wednesdsay, July 8 at 5 p.m. when I will be at the Des Moines Farmers Market.


July 4th

Happy 4th but keep those pets safe. We'll be huddled in the basement with Fred and Ruby; plus I'm sure they'll sleep with us.

Rosa Graham Thomas

Great Plant Picks

Going shopping at a plant sale or nursery? Check out plants on the Great Plant Picks list. This organization is full of experts chooing the best plants for our area. The plant of the week for June 27 is Rosa GRAHAM THOMAS (double yellow).

Past plants chosen this year were Acer shirasawanum ‘Aureum’ (golden full moon maple). Lobelia tupa, Disporum longistylum ‘Night Heron’, Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’, Rosa ‘KORwest’ WESTERLAND ™, Hydrangea serrata ‘Miyama-yae-murasaki’ PURPLE TIERS ™ (mountain hydrangea), Iris tenax, Cornus alternifolia ‘Argentea’, and Erythronium revolutum .

Pictures from Corsica

Here are a few pictures from hiking in the wilds of Corsica!


Announcing my next Garden Tour

I am hosting a garden tour to Australia in January of 2016! I love Australia! I love going down under in our winter! I love checking out great gardens! I love tasting local wine! I love good company! I love Kangaroos!

January 16 through Jan 31, 2016. The Super Bowl is Feb 7 so we will be home in plenty of time for the game.

If you are interested, contact Brad Cilly at Northwest Travel Service, 425-313-1691.

New Day Northwest: Next appearance - Monday, June 29

Do you have a question or are you just curious about something around the garden? Submit your dilemma for consideration for a "Ciscoe Save Me" segment. Send an email (with pictures if possible) to and your question might make it on T.V.

Call Before You Dig

Digging in the Garden?

Don't be a dim dim. Make sure you call before you dig. Call 811 to schedule a utilities check. It's free!

Ask Evelyn

Recycling is Easy!

I live in Seattle and the Seattle Public Utilities makes recycling easy. Every year, they send out a flier to remind you what goes where but if you are unsure where to put something, you can Look it Up!