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Art in the Garden

Art in the Garden at the Bellevue Botanical Garden: Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28 from 10 to 5 both days. I will lead a tour on Saturday at 2 p.m. It's a great way to see garden art in a beautiful setting. The garden is at 12001 Main St, Bellevue.

More events are on my Events Page.

Radio Show: August 27

Jesse Cheek is joining me in the studio today. He is a volunteer at the Volunteer Park Conservatory and is an expert in succulents. We'll talk all about succulents and how to maintain them. Check out some pictures of succulents that he grows. By the way, the Friends of the Conservatory Autumn Plant Sale is coming up on Saturday, September 17.

Upcoming Appearances:

In August, my next public appearance is on Saturday, August 27 (Art festival at the Bellevue Botanical Garden).

I will be speaking at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard on Wednesday, August 31 at 6 p.m. at their summer party. It is open to members but if you become a member, you can come to the party!

Friday, September 2 at 8:30 a.m., I will be talking about some of my favorite fall plants at Windmill Gardens in Sumner. You must register first and become a "Green" program member.

Need something repaired? Check this out (Super Cool)!

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!

Here ist the schedule of repairs:

  • Sat. Sept. 10, 10am-1pm, Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • Mon. Sept. 26, 3-6:30pm, Federal Way City Hal
  • Tues. Oct. 4, 3-6pm, Kent Senior Activity Center
  • Mon. Oct. 10, 3-6pm, Bellevue Botanical Garden



Check out the banana tree in my garden. 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!

Great Dixter

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!

Reminder: NWCN Gardening with Ciscoe Live

My live TV show is back ... now in a new studio. Call in with a question Friday from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

Heronswood Garden: Open Every Friday

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.

New Day Northwest: Next Appearance August 22

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!