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May Events

3 MSK Sale   MsK Rare Plant Nursery, co-located with the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, will have its traditional plant sale on Mother's Day weekend, May 11-13. This event is always fun and worthwhile, so do plan to attend. See the KBGF  page at the Nursery's web site for more details. http://kruckeberg.org/
 
A special Mother's Day pre-Sale event has been scheduled for members only on Thursday May 10. Members will receive 10% discount on purchases, and those who volunteer to help during the sale receive an additional 10% off. Not yet a member? Come on May 10 and join then!
 
Again this year the Nursery intends to manage parking actively during the sale (Fri-Sat-Sun), so as to minimize the impact on neighbors. Plans include use of satellite parking and a shuttle van. Satellite parking locations:
 

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May 5     8 AM to 5 PM

May 6    10 AM to 3 PM

Master Gardener Plant Sale

Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle

 

This extremely popular sale is at the Center for Urban Horticulture on the grounds of UW.  It’s behind Husky Stadium (Go past University Village and right on Mary Gates Way.)

 

The sale features plants of course, but also children’s activities, talks, book sale and raffle.  You will find plants donated by Master Gardeners from their own gardens and Demonstration gardens plus tomato plants grown by Master Gardeners just for the sale and commercial vendors.  There are always lines waiting to enter when the sale opens at 9 and plants move quickly. 

 

 

 

 

Bellevue Master Gardener Demostration Garden Talks 10:30 

 

May 12

Heritage Plants

Presented by Marty Wingate

 

Recently there has been increased interest in heritage plants and rightfully so.  These plants have been around for a long time and have survived.  They may be the plants your grandmother or great-grandmother had in her garden and they have been passed down through the generations.  Marty will speak about  the plants and the different styles.  She will include some sources for these plants. 

 

May 21

Apple Maggot and Coddling Moth

Presented by Dick Tilbury

 

If you have ever tried to grow apples in Western Washington you know that the apple maggot and the coddling moth will present you with a challenge.  It is necessary to control these insects if you want good fruit.  Dick will discuss the identification,,  prevention and control of these pests. Timing is critical when attacking the problem.

 

 

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