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Northwest Horticultural Society Annual Fall Plant Sale: Friday, September 12 (11 a.m. -5 p.m.) and Saturday, September 13 (10 a.m. -2 p.m.) Lots of the Northwest's best growers will have irresistible plants for sale.

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

Radio Show: September 13

I am in the studio today with guest Sharon Collman, Horticulture and IPM Educator for the WSU Snohomish County Extension. We will talk about Bug Blast at the Burke Museum on Sunday, September 21 (I'll be there at noon). We will also talks about the Scarabs club.

Corpse Flower

Visit Edgar Allan Pew TODAY

"Edgar Allan Pew" the Amorphophallus titanum or Corpse Flower has bloomed! It is at the Volunteer Park Conservatory. The location is 1400 East Galer Street Seattle. The announcement came to me on Sept 12th so be sure to stop by today as the "fragrance" and bloom only last about 24 hours before fading COST: $4 adult, $2 Youth, 12 and younger FREE. Today (September 13) is a great day to go see it because the annual fall plant sale is going on at the conservatory (10 to 3). Now I wonder, "How does a person get a plant that only blooms once every several years to bloom just in time for the plant sale?"

Upcoming Talks and Appearances:

Saturday, September 13 at 1:00 p.m., I will be at the Redmond Saturday Market.

Thursday, September 18 at 6:00 p.m., it's time for Plant Amnesty Tree Hugger Bingo!

Saturday, September 20 at 1:00 p.m., I will be at Molbaks in Woodinville.

Sunday, September 21 at noon, I will see you at Bug Blast at the Burke Museum.

Photo Contest Winners

Check out all the great "All You Can Eat" Harvest pictures at the Seattle Times! Winning Photos are due to appear in the Sunday, September 28 edition of The Seattle Times! There were a lot of great photos submitted and it was nearly impossible to choose only 5 winners (so I picked some honorable mentions too).

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.

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!

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 15

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!