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Sunday, July 26, check out the Snohomish Garden Tour

More events are on the Events Page.

Radio Show: July 25

I am broadcasting live (11 to 1) from the Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival in Lacey.

Come ask me a question in person and check out all the great food from the region's top chefs plus lots of other activities.

If you missed last week's show, Nolan Rundquist, Seattle City Arborist. joined me to talk about the need to water trees during this drought. It is critical to water newly planted trees. Also remember that established trees would like a drink right away; then at least once a month until the fall rains begin.

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

Upcoming Appearances

Saturday, July 25, my KIRO FM Gardening with Ciscoe Radio show ( 11 to 1) will be broadcast live from Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival in Lacey.

August and September events will be added soon beginning with the evening of Wednesday, August 5 when I will be at the Awards Reception for the Edmonds in Bloom competition.

Helianthemum nummularium ?Ben Nevis?

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 July 25 is Ginkgo biloba ‘Tubifolia’.

Past plants chosen this year were Cornus sericea 'Hedgerows Gold' (variegated red-twig dogwood), Helianthemum nummularium 'Ben Nevis', Saruma henryi (upright wild ginger), Rosa 'Sally Holmes' (single pink modern rose), Rosa GRAHAM THOMAS (double yellow), 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 .

Drought Tolerant Plants for Shade

On my NWCN show, I promised to list the drought tolerant plants that I am showing on TV. Here they are:

  • Aucuba japonica 'Picturata'
  • Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis
  • Epimedium rubrum
  • Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata'
  • Mahonia x media 'Charity'

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, August 3

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!