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Have a great holiday week-end. As you celebrate, remember that your thirsty plants would like a drink too! Keep those pets safe.

On Saturday, July 11, you might want to check out the Normandy Park Garden Festival (I will be speaking there at 2 p.m. and I will give away a plant or two!

More events are on the Events Page.

Radio Show: July 4

I am in the studio today. Joining me is Nita Jo Rountree: Rose expert, hydrangea expert, annuals expert, ... I'm sure that together, we will not be stumped!

We will discuss many garden topics and garden events, including Music in the Garden at the Bellevue Botanical Garden (Saturday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m.) and the Heronswood Garden Open on Saturday, July 25 from 10 to 4.

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

Upcoming Appearances

Wednesdsay, July 8 at 5 p.m. when I will be at the Des Moines Farmers Market.

Saturday, July 11, my KIRO FM Gardening with Ciscoe Radio show will be broadcast live from Furney's Nursery in Des Moines.

Saturday, July 11 at 2:00 p.m. I am at the Normandy Park Garden Festival.


July 4th

Happy 4th but keep those pets safe. We'll be huddled in the basement with Fred and Ruby; plus I'm sure they'll sleep with us.

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. Since I have a plant expert guest on this week (July 4) with me, we each chose a plant.

Saruma henryi

My plant is Saruma henryi (upright wild ginger).

Saruma henryi
Nita Jo's plant is Rosa ‘Sally Holmes’ (single pink modern rose).

Past plants chosen this year were 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 .

Pictures from Corsica

Here are a few pictures from hiking in the wilds of Corsica!


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.

New Day Northwest: Next appearance - Monday, July 6

I will be on this Monday talking about drought tolerant plants! 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.

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!