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Don't miss the 48th Annual - American Dahlia Society Show: at the Tacoma Convention Center. Public visiting hours are noon-5 pm on Saturday, Aug 30 and 10 am - 4 pm on Sunday, August 31.

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

Radio Show: August 30

Cass Turnbull of Plant Amnesty joins me to talk about Tree Hugger Bingo 2014. I will be there and Cass and I have a lot of fun. It is on Thursday, September 18, 6pm - 9pm. Doors open and dinner is available at 6 p.m. Games start at 7pm. It is at The Shilshole Bay Beach Club in Ballard (6413 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle 98107) Plenty of FREE parking! Register online or for more information or to register by phone, call 206-783-9813. Tickets are $30 per person or $150 for a table of six! Tickets include chili, salad, dessert, and bingo cards. You must be 18+ to participate.

By the way, did you know that Plant Amnesty offers a lot of pruning classes? One is coming right up on Sunday, September 14 ... taught by Cass! It goes from 10 a.m. to Noon at Sand Point Magnuson Park; Building 406. $20 for the general public; $15 for PlantAmnesty members.

In the News ... Check this out!

Man pushes Brussels sprout up Snowdon with his nose in four days. It took four days and 22 sprouts for Stuart Kettell to push a brussel sprout up Mount Snowdon (Wales) with his nose in a bid to raise money for charity. Oh la la!


Submit your Harvest Picture to the Seattle Times

Hey, I'm judging a fun contest ... with prizes! This summerís sunshine is making for some terrific gardens in Washington: tasty tomatoes, a bounty of beans and squash to share with every house in the neighborhood. Submit your best harvest photo to the Seattle Times. Anyone can enter, but kids under the age of 18 need to have their parentsí permission. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 6 p.m.

Upcoming Talks and Appearances:

Monday, September 1 at 12:30 p.m. I will be on the Bumbershoot Comedy Stage briefly with Yogi Paliwal.

Friday, September 5 at 8:30 a.m., I will be talking about Great Late Bloomers at Windmill Gardens in Sumner. Reserve seat (Green Club Members only - visit website to see how to become a Green Club Member)

Saturday, September 6 at 1:00 p.m., come see me at The Grange in Issaquah.

Apply Now for Master Gardener Training

I've been a Master Gardener for many years. You receive excellent training and then give back to the community. If you are interested in becoming a master gardener, they are accepting applications now through October 3!

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.

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 Events

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: September 13 and September 27.

Plus the Garden Open is September 6

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, September 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.

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!