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Seattle Tilth May edible Plant Sale

Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 9 to 3 both days. Meridian Park, behind the Good Shepherd Center, 4850 Meridian Ave N Seattle.

More events are on my Events Page.

Radio Show: April 30

Besides answering lots of questions from callers, I have two interviews scheduled today:

  • First up is Barbara Sanderson. We will talk about the upcoming Spring Green Art Festival on May 6 and 7 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy free garden seminars with renowned speakers. Shop from over 40 unique, handmade, nature inspired artists and local specialty plant nurseries. Lynnwood Convention Center: 3711 196th Street S.W., Lynnwood.
  • Later in the show, I will talk to Dr. Peter Raven, renowned botanist and evolutionary biologist. He will be speaking ("Saving Plants, Saving Ourselves") on Sunday, May 15, 1 p.m. at the Point Casino Event Center, 7989 NE Salish Ln, Kingston. Tickets are $35 ($15 for Heronswood Garden Members and PGS Tribal Community Members). Read more about Dr. Raven and the lecture on the Heronswood Events Page.

Note: My show ends at 12:30 p.m. today (The Sounders are playing).

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.

Upcoming Appearances:

Far Reaches Farm, Port Townsend: Saturday, April 30 at 1 p.m.

King County Master Gardener Plant Sale Pre-Party, Seattle: Friday, May 6 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. (I will arrive at about 7 p.m.)

Backyard Wildlife Festival in Tukwila: Saturday, May 14 at 2 p.m.

She-Shed Event at Ethan Allen in Lynnwood: Sunday, May 15 at 1 p.m.

England Garden Tour with Marty Wingate

One of the best destinations for garden touring is England. The gardens and variety of plants are fantastic. Plus the people and pubs are very friendly. My good friend and fellow garden writer, Marty Wingate, has an England garden tour this summer with a few spots available. It will focus on gardens of the Cotswolds with a visit to the Royal Hampton Court Flower Show. The dates are July 6th to July 16th, 2016. The itinerary and details are at Northwest Travel.

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.

Some more ideas for the season

Art at Bloedel Reserve and walks in the Arboretum: Look at the Ongoing Events on my Events Page for details.

Australia (Pictures!)

In January, I hosted a garden tour to Australia. Here are a few pictures from the trip.

New Day Northwest: Next appearance - May 9, 2016

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.

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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!