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Wine & Rhodies at Meerkerk Garden: Saturday, May 23 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Stroll thru Whidbey Island's Garden Gem to enjoy the blossoms whilst sipping wine and nibbling savory appetizers.

Find more events and a link to the Miller Library list of plant sales on my Events Page

Radio Show: May 16

I am in the studio today taking all your garden questions.

After the show, I am off to hike in Corsica. Guest hosts will be

  • May 23: Nita Jo Rountree, expert in roses, hydrangeas, unusual annuals, etc! Joining her is Richie Steffen from Great Plant Picks. Check out Richie's new Fern Book.
  • May 30: Marianne Binetti, garden writer and speaker. Ask her all your toughest garden stumpers. And ask her about her upcoming garden tours!

Remember that my show airs from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. on KIRO 97.3 FM.

Rosa Westerland

Great Plant Picks

Going shopping at a plant sale or nursery? Check out plants on the Great Plant Picks list. This organization is full of experts chooing the best plants for our area. The plant of the week for May 23 is Rosa ‘KORwest’ WESTERLAND ™.

Past plants chosen this year were Hydrangea serrata ‘Miyama-yae-murasaki’ PURPLE TIERS ™ (mountain hydrangea), Iris tenax, Cornus alternifolia ‘Argentea’, and Erythronium revolutum .


Announcing my next Garden Tour

I am hosting a garden tour to Australia in January of 2016! I love Australia! I love going down under in our winter! I love checking out great gardens! I love tasting local wine! I love good company! I love Kangaroos!

January 16 through Jan 31, 2016. The Super Bowl is Feb 7 so we will be home in plenty of time for the game.

If you are interested, contact Brad Cilly at Northwest Travel Service, 425-313-1691.

Upcoming Talks and Appearances:

When I return from Corsica on June 4, I will get right to work! Saturday, June 6, I will do my radio show live at Gray Barn Nursery in Redmond.

New Day Northwest: Next appearance - Monday, June 8

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.

Pictures from New Zealand

Check out the Pics!

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!

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!