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January 12, 2015 Meeting

January 12, 2015 Meeting

Silent Wings — Owls of the Northwest presented by Mike Pratt of Western Wildlife Encounters. Mike will bring Orion, the great horned owl.  Orion’s name was derived from the constellation and Greek mythology: “Greatest hunter in the world.”  Orion had a disability at birth and has limited flight ability.  We’ll learn about owls in the Northwest and how to...

April Tip of the Month

April Tip of the Month

Northwest U.S. Long Range Weather Forecast  Farmers Almanac 1st-3rd. Clouding up, turning colder. 4th-7th. Chilly air spills in from Pacific Coast. 8th-11th. Rain and showers; some wet snow. 12th-15th. More rain. 16th-19th. Lingering clouds; perhaps a few showers. 20th-23rd. Renewed threat of rain and snow sweeps in from the Pacific Coast. 24th-27th. Very unsettled. 28th-30th. Clearing skies. April 2014  Gardening by the Moon Calendar Farmers Almanac 1st-2nd Favorable days for planting beans, corn, cotton, tomatoes, peppers, and...

Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser

Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser

Once again, our yearly plant sale has arrived! All the proceeds help fund our scholarships and community outreach programs. Everyone wins!   Saturday 5/10/14 Drop by: Ace Hardware 635 High School Rd N.E. Bainbridge Island, WA. 98110-2704 from 9:00 am to noon Setup: 7:30 to 8:30...

March Tip of the Month

March Tip of the Month

Assorted Tips to Keep in Mind.   Hardiest leaf greens and spring peas can still be sown. Plants germinate slowly this time of year, so be sure to patrol for slugs. In late March spuds can go into the ground, as well as Jerusalem artichoke. Start or continue indoor seeding, most veggies and flowers seeds only need to be...

February Tip of the Month

February Tip of the Month

Recycling the clippings from other plants and refreshing plants to ensure their longevity is one of a gardener’s greatest tools. Check out this list of plants that can be used, leave a comment with your success or thoughts. Plants you can take cuttings from in February: Arctostaphylos (H) Kinnikinnick or Bearberry Aucuba (H) Gold Dust Shrub Calluna (H) Common...

January Tip of the Month

January Tip of the Month

Hydrangea Care. How often do your Hydrangeas end up shriveled and not as vibrant as you had envisioned? Keep those hydrangeas healthy with these simple tricks. Leave a comment with your thoughts and stories of success! Keeping those beautiful Hydrangea macrophylla alive and bountiful is easy with these simple tips. Likes moist well drained soil with some shade. Blooms primarily...