The Woodinville Water District, in its partnership with the WSU Extension Master Gardener Program and the Saving Water Partnership, is holding monthly seminars through September. The last class for this year will be held on Saturday, September 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Woodinville Water District’s office located at 17238 NE Woodinville-Duvall Road in Woodinville. There will be time after the class for questions and answers.
"Wonderful Plants for the Winter Garden" will be taught by Susie Egan, the owner of Cottage Lake Gardens, a landscape design business, as well as a private garden and plant nursery in Woodinville. Susie is also a WSU Master Gardener who advocates "sustainable gardening" principles that utilize the most environmental friendly gardening practices. In this class you will learn that winter gardens don’t need to be drab and boring. This presentation will show you trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcover that have beautiful winter interest whether with winter-blooming flowers, fragrance, berries, cones or colorful evergreen foliage. The bonus is that most are also drought tolerant.
Before and after the class, Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer all your gardening and garden pest questions at their plant clinic. You do not have to attend the class to come talk to a master gardener. They will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Master gardeners are volunteers, trained by WSU, to provide research-based information to home gardeners on environmentally friendly gardening practices and safe pest control.