Six lectures planned in yard and garden series

PORT TOWNSEND — The 2017 Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation Yard and Garden Lecture Series will begin with a Jan. 14 presentation, “Thirty-seven Native Gems for Pacific Northwest Gardens.”

Like the other lectures in the six-week series on consecutive Fridays, the talk will run from 10 a.m. to noon at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

For tickets to the series, see Some tickets might be available at the door.

In the first presentation, photographer Mark Turner will show garden-worthy selections for both spotlight areas and such problem areas as wet shade, dry shade or sun-baked west-facing slope.

“More than 5,000 species of plants are native to the Pacific Northwest, from delicate annuals to towering conifers,” said Turner, a garden and native-plant photographer from Bellingham.

On Jan. 21, clematis author and curator Linda Beutler will take the audience on a tour of clematis as they bloom through the four seasons.

On Jan. 28, Judy Alexander, Lys Burden, Zach Gayne, Karen Kastel and Seth Rolland will discuss “Cultivating Community: How Local Programs are Enhancing Food Security.”

Kathy Hawkins and Arlene West will take the podium Feb. 4 to discuss the intricacies of container planting.

Joe Arnett will be up next Feb. 11, for a discussion of rare native plants, then Cori Carlton will take over for an up-close look at the common Northwest creature: the slug.

Richard Lewis will offer the final presentation on Feb. 18 to discuss “Bugs: The Good, Bad & the Beautiful.”

For more information about the Jefferson County Master Gardeners, visit or call 360-301-2081.

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