1st Saturday Workshop

Winter Woody Plant Identification
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – Noon
Location: Lake Sylvia State Park
(Discover Pass required)
1812 Lake Sylvia Rd N, Montesano, WA 98563
(North Third Street becomes Lake Sylvia Road) Meet across the bridge, by the swimming area, at the cottage with the kitchen.

cedarIf you love native plants, you won’t want to miss the December 3rd workshop on identification of woody plants in winter. This is an easy walking tour, but dress for the weather.

The workshop will be held at Lake Sylvia State Park, where we will meet at the kitchen for a short walk and talk about the native woody plants seen along the way. The walk will be led by newly certified Master Gardener John Kugen and intern Don Barton, both seasoned, career woodsmen. They will share their knowledge about the native trees and shrubs, along with specific identification cues.

Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia State Parks (FOSLS) will join the Master Gardeners to sponsor this winter workshop and promote the enjoyment of our State Parks in every season. Refreshments will follow in the kitchen around noon.

Please come dressed and prepared for the weather. This is a free event and open to the public.

After the workshop there will be a half-hour plant clinic. If you have a question, please bring samples about problems or pests in your garden, if you have them.
For questions about this class, contact Cindy Burton at cindyaburton@comcast.net

Handouts for November 5, 1st Saturday Workshop – Landscaping with Native Plants

Native Plant Resources
Native Plant Lists

Handouts for October 1, 1st Saturday Workshop – Seed Saving:

Preserving Ornamental Gourds
Dry Beans

More About the Master Gardeners of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties

The WSU Master Gardeners of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties are volunteers trained to be effective community educators in gardening and environmental stewardship. Master Gardeners provide information generated from research at WSU and other university systems.  In addition to areas listed below, visit our above menu to obtain more gardening information.

Master Gardener Events

Charlene -No Deer yard_0007The WSU Master Gardeners of Grays Harbor and  Pacific counties host many events throughout the year including:

  • Master Gardener Training is offered every other year. The 2016 training is underway now. The next Master Gardener Training will be held in 2018.
  • Annual Garden Tour provides tours of private gardens in our local area.
  • Home and Garden Show Our WSU Master Gardener annual spring one-stop gardening education and shopping event. You’ll find how-to gardening seminars and the region’s best gardening, gifts, and home-remodeling ideas and services, all under one roof.
  • Plant Clinics provide information to the general public and assists in finding research based solutions to individual gardening problems.
  • Upcoming Events provides dates, locations and additional information about clinics, workshops and programs open to the public.

Year-round Activities

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Our gardens are open daily and our speakers’ bureau is available upon request.

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