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Check out the Amazing Animals Day at the Burke Museum: Sunday, November 12 from 10 am to 5 pm.

Radio Show: November 11 (noon to 1 p.m.)

Happy Veteran's Day. I am in the studio today taking all of your garden questions. I will be interviewing Rod Crawford about an event tomorrow (November 12): Amazing Animals Day at the Burke Museum on the UW campus. It incorporates "Bug Day" which I attended many years. Rod is a spider expert and knows all about insects. The event is from 10 am to 5 pm. Included with museum admission; free for Burke members, w/UW id, and children 4 & under. Also free for veterans and service members While you are there, don't miss the hissing roaches!

Fun in Kirkland

Last night, I spoke at The Melody Lynne Vineyard Winebar in Kirkland. Great wine and great space with fireplace, a fun time was had by all. If you are wandering around Kirkland, check it out!

One more Appearances Coming Up in 2017 (today)

  • Saturday November 11 at 2 p.m.: "Ciscoe's Fall Garden Tips plus Q & A" at Edmonds Hardware & Paint, 201 5th Ave S. Ste. 206 in Edmonds. At this 5th anniversary celebration, I will give lots of helpful fall garden tips including tips about gardening with dogs. There will be lots of give-aways and lots of fun". It is free and open to the public.

I will add my 2018 appearances soon. The first one will be at the Puyallup Home and Garden Show on Sunday, January 7.


Too Many Leaves?

If you are in Seattle, you can leave out extra bags of leaves at no charge throughout November. This is to help encourage people to rake them up and avoid clogging the drains. It sure helps everyone get around to keep the streets clean! Find information at the Seattle Public Utilities Website.

Go Sounders!

The Western Conference Championship Game (leg 1) for the Sounders will be on Tuesday, November 21.

Walky Walky

Have you noticed the great fall color? It's hard to miss. Here are some ideas for walks this week-end.

Ticket Sales Open for Garden d'Lights

Garden d'Lights, the annual favorite at the Bellevue Botanical Garden begins on November 25. You'll definitely want to go if you've never been. And if you've been before? You definitely want to go because it is so good!

Recent Interview on

Carolyn Ossorio author, journalist, podcast host and a weekend anchor at KIRO Radio, recently interviewed me for a podcast. That's my dog Fred in the background but wait until you see the special guest!

Rain gardens

KING5 recently teamed up with 12,000 Rain Gardens. Rain gardens are a smart and proven way of using beautiful landscaping to: beautify and improve homes and neighborhoods, reduce flooding, clean our waterways, protect our precious natural habitats and save millions of dollars in pollution clean-up and massive utility construction projects. Check out their Resource Page, in particular the WSU Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington.

You can find rain garden design and construction tips on the DIY Network, part of HGTV. The rain gardens shown were constructed in the Western Washington cities of Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Puyallup, Seattle and Kirkland.

New Day Northwest: Next appearance November 20

I am on New Day Northwest most Every Other Monday. Tips on protecting plants from winter and other winterizing tips. 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.