1. Children’s Activities August 11: Bats in our Garden Learn why bats are good for our gardens WSU Pierce County Extension Start at 1:00 pm and make your own bat house Master Gardeners August 25: May 5: Becoming Weather Wise Wild World of Backyard Birds 2012 Summer Learn to be a bird detective by identifying Join us as we learn about the weather allaround us. We will measure the weather at types of beaks, feet, feathers, Puyallup and songs. Find out how toJacks House rain or shine. Make your ownmini weather station so you can check the attract urban birds to your gar- den. Contribute to science by Demonstration weather at your house too! taking part in Project Feeder Watch Garden Events May 19: Planting a Garden and Using Greenhouses September 8: Veg Out Where is the best spot for your garden? What to do with those won- What plants go where? Make a mini- derful veggies? Make vege- GARDEN TALKS greenhouse and learn how greenhouses table soup and vegetable You are invited to join the Master Gar- help extend our growing season critters! deners at the Saturday morning (10June 2 : Stepping through am) summer garden talks weekly fromMr. McGregors Garden May 5th to August 28th. September 22: Good Nite GardenPeter Rabbit is being mischie- The talks are free to the public and It’s time to plan for putting the garden tovous again! Hear his story, plant bed. Join us for a garden harvest and a everyone is welcome to attend.some veggies for Mr. McGregor’s look at what comes next including making CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIESgarden and make stepping leaf mold, cover crops, tool care and seed At the Jack and the Beanstalk Garden;stones for the path. saving. a place where magical things happen! June 23: Planting a Rainbow Free Children’s Programs two Satur-Come plant a rainbow garden complete with a days each month from May to Sep- pot of gold tember. No pre-registration required. All classes begin at 1:00 pm and are July 14: Beautiful Butterflies approximately 1.5 hours. Where do butterflies come Master Gardener Demonstration Garden from and what do they do as 2607 W. Pioneer Way, Puyallup WA 98371 PROBLEM SOLVER CLINIC they flit around? Learn about We answer gardening questions and their life-cycles and how to Office contact information identify plants, insects and weeds;identify their caterpillars. Learn what plants 3602 Pacific Avenue Suite B, Tacoma WA 98418 from 9 am to 1pm on Tuesdays and they need to survive. 253-798-7180 or 1-800-922-2456 Ext 7180 Saturdays. firstname.lastname@example.org July 28: Slug University http://county.wsu.edu/pierce/mg/Pages/default.aspxHave a slimy good time learningabout slugs! WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office.
2. Garden Talks 2012: start at 10 am May 5: Companion Gardening June 16: Butterflies and More July 28: Saving the Harvest Carolyn Brand, PC Master Gardener Victoria Farnsworth, PC Master Gardener Do you know when to harvest and how toCompanion planting is about which plants Not only do brightly colored butterflies con- save it? We will discuss canning, freezing help each other. Find out the gardening tribute aesthetically to any yard, but they are and drying your harvest produce with acombinations to control pests and increase also effective crop and flower pollinators. panel of experts. yields. Learn what plants attract butterflies to your garden. August 4: Concrete Leaf Art *May 12: The New Square Foot Garden Jan Pittman, PC Master Gardener Bill Rigby, PC Master Gardener June 23: Summer Pruning Learn to make a Hypertufa or Concrete leaf Learn all of the advantages: user friendly Pamela Draper, Master Gardener that you can use to make a garden fountain.and can be located anywhere. It’s economi- W. Cascade Fruit Society, Plant Amnesty * No CE credit cal & efficient: grow twice as much in half Pruning Trees, Fruits and Ornamentals is the space. not hard. You will learn when to cut, where August 11: Composting in Small Spaces to cut and what tool you should use. Nancy Mantey, PC Master Gardener May 19: Growing Vegetables Learn from a composting expert how to Lloyd Tharp, PC Master Gardener June 30: Using Native Plants compost whether you live on a small lot orA long time vegetable grower will share his Bonne Holbrook, PC Master Gardener five acres.expertise about vegetables we can grow in Native plants are increasingly used for water the Pacific Northwest. -wise landscaping and their ability to attract August 18: Hardy Fuchsias wildlife. Learn how to use native plants. Lloyd Tharp, PC Master GardenerMay 26: Companion Gardening Part II Hardy Fuchsias are a great addition to NW Carolyn Brand, PC Master Gardener July 7: Clematis gardens. These summer blooming shrubsThe right combination of vegetables, herbs Laura Watson, KC Master Gardener are easy to grow with little maintenance. and flowers to save space, and provide Learn how to grow beautiful clematis that weed and pest control. will bloom year after year. August 25: All About Weeds Irene Reed, PC Master Gardener June 2: Designing Containers July 14: Day Lilies Weeds are many home gardeners biggest Karen Hegarty, PC Master Gardener Bill Havens, PC Master Gardener enemy. Learn some tips on how to turn yourContainer gardening adds color and interest Daylilies are rugged, adaptable, vigorous garden into a weed-free zone. to small spaces in your gardens design. perennials that endure in a garden for manyLearn easy guidelines for beautiful container years with little or no care. You will learn Who are we? garden displays. how to hybridize these beauties. WSU Pierce County Master Gardener’s is a program of WSU Pierce county Ex- June 9: Herb Gardening July 21: Living with Lavender tension in which volunteers receive re- Patti McFerran, PC Master Gardener Deb Bronken, PC Master Gardener search-based training with a commit- How to grow and use your own kitchen Learn the differences between the many va- ment to share their knowledge with the herbs. rieties of lavender; and how to grow, care for community and use them.