Gardening with Ciscoe - Upcoming Events

Gardening with Ciscoe ( www.ciscoe.com ) Upcoming Events

Garden Events (Sales, Tours, Speakers, etc)

Listed here are upcoming garden events and sales. Some are one-time events and are listed in order of date. Others are ongoing events or go on for a period of time.

I include mainly events that people and organizations ask me to mention along with some of my personal favorites. Note some events are free, many tours charge admission. If I do not mention a fee, please don't assume that it is free. Visit the websites to determine if there is a fee.

One-Time Events

  • SCMS Annual Mushroom Show. The Snohomish County Mycological Society (SCMS) presents their annual wild mushroom show on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 10 am. until 5:00 pm. The event is held in Floral Hall in Forest Park, 802 East Mukilteo Boulevard, Everett, WA 98203. Hosted in cooperation with Everett Parks and Recreation, the annual show features a display of wild mushrooms collected by SCMS members, mushroom kits, a free class on mushroom identification at 1 p.m., books, videos, and raffle. The event is free (donations accepted). Learn to distinguish more than 100 different species of wild mushrooms. Bring your own mushroom samples for identification.

  • Northwest Perennial Alliance Lecture: Sunday, October 15 . Doors open at Noon for plant sales Lecture begins at 1:00 pm "How to Prune Any Shrub" with Bess Bronstein . Has your beautiful flowering quince become so large and out of control that it now blocks your view from the kitchen window? Is your favorite fragrant viburnum growing so far into your walkway that you are considering learning to do hurdles? Sharpen your shears, because help is at hand with this presentation by Bess Bronstein. Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105 NPA members free/Nonmembers $15

  • Walk with the Gardener, Chihuly Garden: October 15 10:15 a.m. start(10 a.m. registration). Dale Chihuly has said, I want my work to appear like it came from nature, so that if someone found it on a beach or in the forest, they might think it belonged there. With the distinction of being the first natural environment created specifically to showcase a Chihuly exhibition, the Garden at Chihuly Garden and Glass offers a special look at the interaction of plants and the artist's work. Join us for a private, pre-open garden tour and Q&A with the Chihuly Garden and Glass gardening team. In this 45 minute experience, we will share our overall landscaping design and philosophy, walk you through our seasonal plantings, review our Field Guide and offer some home gardening tips. Attendees will also have access to the exhibition's Galleries and Glasshouse. $24 per person (+tax)

  • Bellevue Botanical Garden Lecture: "Literature Into Art: Books That Changed the Way We Garden" by Colston Burrell : Wednesday, October 18 | 7:00 pm. In today's fast paced information age, it's hard to imagine a time when gardeners relied on books rather than YouTube videos for inspiration and practical advice. Colston Burrell examines the shifting roles that gardens have played in our culture, from Victorian bedding schemes to outdoor living rooms, and highlights some seminal books that changed the way we envision, design, plant and maintain outdoor spaces. $15/$5 BBGS members 12001 Main Street, Bellevue.

  • Snohomish MG Growing Groceries Series: Learn to Grow Your Own Groceries! No matter if you only have a tiny apartment deck, small garden space, or plenty of acreage you can grow fresh, healthy food in a healthier, more environmentally friendly way. Join us starting October 18, 2017 for the first class in the Growing Groceries Education Series, classes designed to help you learn how to grow your own food. With an overall focus on limited space and resources, we've put together a series of speakers and topics that will help beginners as well as long time gardeners learn more about growing food using healthy and sustainable practices. There are ten core classes in the series as well as a special Bonus class on Growing Tree Fruit! Take the ones you want or the entire series, your choice. All classes take place on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:30pm at WSU Snohomish County Extension's Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St SE Everett, WA inside McCollum Park. Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants #1 - Oct. 18 Proper soil & fertility management, soil testing. Take just the classes you want at $20 per class per person. Or Save and take all ten core Growing Groceries classes for $175.

  • FUNGI AND FALL COLOR PLANT WALK at Bloedel Reserve: Discover the remarkable world of fungi! Stroll through the reserve with one of our experts, locating and identifying the fascinating fungi so abundant in autumn. You'll also enjoy the lovely foliage that happens upon us at Bloedel this time of year. Please dress appropriately for the Northwest fall. WHEN: Oct. 19 @ 10:30 AM and Oct 21 at 1:00 PM (walk lasts 2 - 2.5 hours). WHERE: Meet at Gatehouse. Rain or shine. TICKETS: $7/Members | $22/Public

  • Rhodonendron Species Botanical Garden Fall Festival: October 21 through October 28. Celebrate the fall season with free admission to the week-long Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Foliage Festival and Plant Sale! The Festival features unique speakers, demonstrations, and special tours of both the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden's and Pacific Bonsai Museum's fall color. Visitors will also find excellent deals on species rhododendrons, companion plants and ferns, with one free admission "Garden Pass" for every $50 purchase of RSBG plants. In addition to the daily plant sales, enjoy the special focus days throughout the Festival: Saturday, October 21: Opening Day Dan Hinkley's Windcliff Plants 1 PM Pacific Bonsai Museum Tour 2 PM RSBG Fall Color Tour. For programs on other days, visit the website.

  • Pumpkin Contest at Heronswood Garden: Carved pumpkin contest for older kids, painted pumpking contest for younger kids. Drop off Oct 24 thru Oct 26 / Voting takes place Oct 27 to 29. Full details on web. Heronswood Garden is at 7530 288th Street NE, Kingston.

  • Haunted Heronswood at Heronswood Garden: Oct 27, 28, 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. Lots of spooky going-ons. See website for details. Heronswood Garden is at 7530 288th Street NE, Kingston.


Ongoing Events

  • Heronswood Garden Upcoming 2017 Weed, Walk, & Talk events: This event is scheduled on the second Wednesday and the fourth Saturday of each month under the direction of co-founder, Dan Hinkley. See website for exact dates. The day includes hands on fun in the Garden and either a presentation related to horticulture or a walk through the Garden with discussions on what is observed. These volunteer work days run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and there is no charge.

  • Oodles of classes at Seattle Tilth From the basics to chickens to soil and beyond, check out all their adult classes. And ... don't forget about classes for kids and families.