MARCH 31, 1997

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Spring gardening comes to Molbak's

Molbak's April events at Molbak's in Woodinville have been announced. The free seminars begin with Bountiful Vegetables April 4. At 6 p.m., Carl Elliott of Seattle Tilth will provide a six-step approach to vegetable gardening while focusing on organic practices and least-toxic pest control. At 7:30 p.m., Molbak's Joyce Mastenbrook will make recommendations on top performers for the area.
   Unique Fruits for the Northwest is set for April 11 at 7 p.m. Learn about new fruit varieties that grow vigorously here.
   Ciscoe Morris will offer practical advice with humor April 12 at 9 a.m. for Lawn Care and Renovation.
   Rhododendron specialists will present a Healthy Rhody seminar April 18. At 6 p.m., learn about planting, pruning, fertilizing, and insect control. At 7:30 p.m., the focus will be on various species and hybrids suitable for home and garden.
   The free special events at Molbak's during April include a Soil Blocking Demo April 5 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Garden Store.
   Learn how to plant and care for strawberries April 5 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Garden Plants.
   A Master Recycler Composter question and answer time is set for April 12 and 26 from 10 a.m. to noon.
   Indoor Patio Plants will be the topic April 26 and 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Indoor Plants.
   Join Molbak's state certified staff at the Nursery Pavilion for informal talks on a variety of topics related to trees, shrubs, and ground covers. Dates are April 5, 13, 19, 26 from 12:05 to 12:25 p.m.
   If you have questions about bugs, weeds, slugs, soil, lawns, mulch, fertilizer, planting, or pruning techniques, call the HIT (Horticultural Information Technicians) team at Molbak's, 483-5000.