My guest today is Nita Jo Rountree. We'll talk about all the great lectures and classes at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. By the way,Saturday, August 20, is the Grand Opening of the Northwest Perennial Alliance (NPA) new Plant Propagation Working Exhibit. Last but not least, mark your calendars for Art in the Garden at the BBG: Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28. I will be speaking there on Saturday, Aug 27 at 2 p.m.
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!
I recently talked about growing Banana Trees in the PNW on my Monday morning New Day appearance. 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!
Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival in Lacey. I will be broadcasting live on Saturday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
I will put all my Summer Appearances on the web soon.
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.