North Olympic Peninsula garden and gardening meetings/news briefs
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PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Garden Club will hold its first meeting after the summer break at First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St., on Monday (Sept. 16).
The business meeting will start at 10 a.m., with a lunch break at 11:30 a.m. The meeting will resume at noon for a presentation from Port Angeles Parks Director Cory Delikat.
He will talk about the new location of Billie's Garden and how it fits in with the waterfront development plan.
For more information about the Port Angeles Garden Club, phone President Patty Wheatley at 360-457-0843.
Garden talk slated Monday
PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County Master Gardeners Ann Klosterman and Sarah Fairbank will present “Putting Your Garden to Bed” at the Washington State University Jefferson County Extension office, 380 Jefferson St., from noon to 1 p.m. Monday (Sept. 16).
The talk is part of the Master Gardeners' Aphids to Zucchini lecture series.
Klosterman and Fairbank will give tips on cutting back and cleaning up.
Many pests and diseases overwinter in plant debris, so extra effort put in this fall will pay off next year.
Visitors can bring a brown-bag lunch and questions for the presenters.
For more information, email mastergardener email@example.com.
Rotary bulb sale slated next weekend
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Rotary Club's annual flower bulb sale will be held in the parking lot at First and Washington streets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Sept. 20-21).
The sale is being held a week later this year due to a late harvest of bulbs in Holland.
All preorders may be picked up at that time, and there will be a collection of additional bulbs for sale to the general public.
Proceeds are used to support community projects such as literacy, school supplies, Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics, homeless efforts and more.
For more information, visit www.parotary.org.
Gardener to give tips for prolific, tasty blueberries
SEQUIM — A veteran member of the Master Gardeners will share advice on growing bigger and tastier blueberries at a garden demonstration Saturday (Sept, 21).
Jeanette Stehr-Green will conduct a 10 a.m. presentation on growing, developing and pruning blueberries as part of the Woodcock Demonstration Garden “Class Act” series.
The free program is at the garden at 2711 Woodcock Road, northwest of Sequim.
Stehr-Green said the presentation will:
— Describe the cycle of blueberry cane growth.
— Identify the best season to prune blueberries.
— Outline an approach to blueberry pruning, including types of canes that should be removed.
— Recognize older canes that need to be removed.
— Describe how to clean pruning tools.
For more information, phone WSU Master Gardeners of Clallam County at 360-565-2679.
Last modified: September 16. 2013 12:00AM