A Halloween Special!
Plants with a Dark Side (Dan Hinkley): 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 29. Dan Hinkley, founder of the internationally renowned botanical garden Heronswood, will introduce you to plants that evoke the spirit of Halloween. This is part of the Spirits and Spirits Fest 2016 From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., enter Heronswood for a self-guied tour using your Spirits and Spirits pass. Continue on to Dan's lecture (1:30 p.m.) at The Point Casino Events Center.
More events are on my Events Page.
I am in the studio today taking all of your garden questions.
King5 is teaming 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.
Tickets are now on sale for Garden d'Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Adults are only $5 and childgren 10 and under are free! There are some free days too! The event runs from November 26 through December 31, 2016.
It runs from February 22 through 26. Check it out at gardenshow.com. Note that the Seminar Schedule is posted now. Be sure to check out the talks of Ciscoe Morris! Friday, Feb 24 at 11:00 am, I will be a participant in Garden Wars. Saturday, Feb 25 at 4:30 pm, join me for 'True Confessions: Stories from the Garden.' Oh La La!
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 maybe a few spots for the 2nd trip (Ireland North). If you are interested, contact Brad at Northwest Travel, 425-313-1691.
... Mary decided to come back from hiking in Northern Italy. I bet she wishes she was still there! Luckily, she hiked so much that it countered the effects of all that good pizza she ate.
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!
My live TV show is back ... now in a new studio. Call in with a question Friday from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
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.
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 email@example.com and your question might make it on T.V.
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!
Ciscoe Morris doles out garden advice on his weekly radio show "Gardening with Ciscoe" on 97.3 FM Kiro radio. He also appears on numerous TV shows including "Gardening with Ciscoe" which he co-hosts with Meeghan Black.