Saturday, Aug 1 check out the moon tonight. It was technically full last night but will be beautiful again tonight. It rises at 9:22 p.m. and you'll see it come up over the mountains at about 9:30. Great idea for a romantic cheap date!
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I am in the studio today. I will talk to Dean Sutera, Clark County Master Gardener, about the 2015 WSU Master Gardener Advanced Education Conference coming up on Thursday, September 17 through Saturday, September 19 in Vancouver, WA. The public is welcome to attend. The cost for the full conference is $199 including the Friday night banquest dinner and a choice of 8 sessions. Note that there are 32 sessions to choose from. Options available for one-day, no dinners, etc. There are also tours offered on Wednesday, September 16 at an additional cost.
Remember that my show airs from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. on KIRO 97.3 FM.
I recently talked to Nolan Rundquist, Seattle City Arborist. about the need to water trees during this drought. It is critical to water newly planted trees. Also remember that established trees would like a drink right away; then at least once a month until the fall rains begin.
I will have lots going on in August and will add them soon.
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 August 1 is Eryngium alpinum (alpine sea holly).
Past plants chosen this year were Ginkgo biloba ‘Tubifolia’, Cornus sericea 'Hedgerows Gold' (variegated red-twig dogwood), Helianthemum nummularium 'Ben Nevis', Saruma henryi (upright wild ginger), Rosa 'Sally Holmes' (single pink modern rose), Rosa GRAHAM THOMAS (double yellow), Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' (golden full moon maple), Lobelia tupa, Disporum longistylum 'Night Heron', Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola', Rosa 'KORwest' WESTERLAND', Hydrangea serrata 'Miyama-yae-murasaki' PURPLE TIERS (mountain hydrangea), Iris tenax, Cornus alternifolia 'Argentea', and Erythronium revolutum .
On my NWCN show, I promised to list the drought tolerant plants that I am showing on TV. Here they are:
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.
Check out great ideas for small patios and decks. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and your question might make it on T.V.
Don't be a dim dim. Make sure you call before you dig. Call 811 to schedule a utilities check. It's free!
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!
Ciscoe Morris doles out garden advice on his weekly radio show "Gardening with Ciscoe" on 97.3 FM Kiro radio. He also appears on numerous TV shows including "Gardening with Ciscoe" which he co-hosts with Meeghan Black.