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Get ready for the Eastside Fuchsia Society Show and Sale at Bellevue Botanical Garden Saturday, August 16, 9am-4pm and Sunday, August 17, 9am-2pm. Enjoy beautiful Fuchsias, with a chance to get all your questions answered and purchase some beauty for your own yard! The Bellevue Botanical Garden is at 12001 Main Street in Bellevue.

Details about this and lots of other events are on the Events Page

Radio Show: August 16

I am in the studio today. I will talk to Jason Billingsly from Furneys Nursery about the Highline Seatac Botanical Garden 9th Annual Ice Cream Social & Plant Sale. It takes place on Sunday, August 17 from noon to 3 p.m. Furneys will be supplying the plants that I will include in my container design. You can catch me there at noon. Plus it behooves you to arrive early because the first 300 attendees receive free ice cream.

International Garden Tours

I'm happy to announce two tours that I will be hosting: Cuba in November of 2014 and New Zealand in January of 2015. Details are on my travel page.

Upcoming Talks and Appearances:

Saturday, August 16 at 2 p.m. I will be speaking at Canna Con at the Tacoma Dome.

Sunday, August 17, it's time for the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden Ice Cream Social. I will be there at noon. The first 300 people get free ice cream!

Great Garden Organizations:

I gave garden tours of my home garden recently to the American Horticultural Society and the Northwest Horticultural Society. If you are an avid gardener or just like to visit gardens and attend lectures, consider joining one or both of these great organizations. They are two distinct organizations but are both great sources of information and travel opportunities.

Mexican Mondays at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art:

For a special treat, walk on the Bainbridge Island ferry. It takes off frequently from downtown Seattle. Once on the other side, you can walk to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. The museum is wonderful and the cafe is becoming known as the place to have lunch. Mexican Mondays showcase the great cooking of garden artist George Lewis.

Heronswood: Don't worry if you missed the July open

You can visit the garden at the Heronswood "Talk, Walk & Weed" with Dan Hinkley Bring your garden gloves and your favorite hand tool and join Dan for a fun volunteer Saturday at Heronswood Garden. Upcoming event dates: August 23.

Call Before You Dig

Digging in the Garden?

Don't be a dim dim. Make sure you call before you dig. Call 811 to schedule a utilities check. It's free!

New Day Northwest: Next appearance - Monday, August 18

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!