Master Gardeners kick-off season with plant clinics at Molbak’s

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

• You know the spring gardening season is here when the Washington State University (WSU) Extension Master Gardeners start holding their plant clinics.  This is the fourth year the clinic will be onsite at Molbak’s.  The clinic has been so successful that they are adding an additional Saturday to their monthly schedule.  The free clinic will be at Molbak’s the first three Saturdays of each month, March through September, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The public is encouraged to bring their gardening questions and plant samples and get answers from trained, WSU Master Gardeners.  Visit  for more information on the WSU Master Gardener program.  For more information on events at Molbak’s, visit

• Tom Quigley, an ISA certified arborist and a certified tree risk assessor, will explain proper pruning principles and techniques at a free, 60-minute seminar at Molbak’s on Saturday, March 1, at 1 p.m.  Quigley owned and operated Olympic Nursery which specialized in selling and installing larger trees in Woodinville for more than 20 years.  Join Quigley at Molbak’s and learn to prune with confidence.

• Ed Hume is an icon in the garden seed industry and has been a gardening personality for 57 years.  His television show, ‘Gardening in America’, has been airing since 1965 and is the longest, continuously running garden show in America. Hume started Ed Hume Seeds in 1977. The Puyallup based company specializes in seeds that perform well in the cooler, maritime climate and shorter growing season of the Pacific Northwest.  Stop by the seed department and meet Hume on Saturday, March 1, 12:30  to 2 p.m.  He will be available to help you select seeds perfect for your garden.

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