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Time for Bingo!

Don't miss Plant Amnesty Tree Hugger Bingo: Thursday evening, October 6. It's a hoot!

More events are on my Events Page.

Radio Shows: October 1 and October 8

On October 1, my guest will be Kate Morrison of City Fruit: We will talk about the City Fruit Orchard & Harvest Tour that takes place on Sunday, October 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Take a self-guided tour of Seattle's beautiful and historic orchards. Each orchard will have fun, family-friendly activities and demonstrations such as cider pressing, tasting of rare apple varieties, and guided tours led by an orchard steward or volunteer. $12, $10 member or $25 family.

On October 1 and October 8, I will do my best to not be stumped!

A recent guest was Sharon Collman, Horticulture and IPM Educator for the WSU Snohomish County Extension. We will talked about invasive species like the southern green stink bug, brown marmorated stink bug, viburnum leaf beetle, unusual snails some of which carry human diseases, unusual borers, and drought and how it affects our plants.

Announcing 2nd Tour to Ireland:

My first trip to Ireland filled up before it was publicized so we added a second tour.

You can check out both itineraries in the Northwest Travel Links above. There is currently a wait list for the 1st trip (Ireland South) and a few spots (possibly) available for the 2nd trip (Ireland North). If you are interested, contact Brad at Northwest Travel, 425-313-1691.

Upcoming Appearances:

Evening of Thursday, October 6, it's time for Plant Amnesty Bingo, a wild and crazy night.

Thursday, October 13, I will be on Lopez Island speaking at the garden club meeting.

Need something repaired? Check this out (Super Cool)!

I recently spoke at the Renton Farmers Market and I stopped by the repair booth, part of King County new Repair Time groups At all of these events, people can bring in household items including small furniture, small appliances, personal electronics and clothing. Their overall success rate at these events for repairing items or helpfully diagnosing the problem (you may need to get a new part, for example) has generally been 70 percent or higher, although some electronics may be difficult to fix. I brought in a broken lamp and it's as good as new now!

Here ist the schedule of repairs:

  • Mon. Sept. 26, 3-6:30pm, Federal Way City Hal
  • Tues. Oct. 4, 3-6pm, Kent Senior Activity Center
  • Mon. Oct. 10, 3-6pm, Bellevue Botanical Garden



Check out the banana tree in my garden. Only rarely do I get bananas on the tree. The only problem is that I can't seem to rid my yard of all the monkeys hanging around!

Great Dixter

I recently attended a lecture by Fergus Garrett, head of Great Dixter House & Gardens in England. It is one of my favorite gardens in the whole world. Did you know that there are many learning opportunities at Great Dixter too? Now that would be a truly great vacation - see a great garden while becoming a more accomplished gardener!

Reminder: NWCN Gardening with Ciscoe Live

My live TV show is back ... now in a new studio. Call in with a question Friday from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

Heronswood Garden: Open Every Friday

When our local Heronswood Garden in Kingston reopened, it started out with a handfull of open days each year. Now it is open to the public for self-guided tours every Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (with the last Garden entry at 2:30 p.m.). The entry fee is $10 per person and a map is included. The Garden is disabled accessible. There will be specialty plant vendor sales on Fridays. Of course, there are still 4 seasonal open days every yeary. These events include lectures, guided tours, and plant sales.

New Day Northwest: Next Appearances: Sept 26; then Oct 10

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.

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!