January 2016

Just a brief note to our fellow gardeners…..westwind-lake

Are the doldrums of winter getting you down? Are you hungry to be out and about in your garden? I personally can’t wait until spring has sprung! This time of year our gardening pleasures come in the form of catalogs and websites and anticipation (ugh…the waiting is killing me!). The Crew members here are the busy bees of winter! Working around some challenging winter weather like flooding, snow and ice and the new property that turned out to be lake front (gorgeous) We have all been making plans, implementing new ideas, poring over catalogs to choose new great things for you all to plant in your gardens when the weather decides to favor us all with a little warmth. We’re building new greenhouses and improving old ones. We’ve planted for spring sales, and we are really excited about all the possibilities for the 2016 gardening season. In the meantime, there are things you can do to entertain yourself and prepare for the coming gardening season. Many local garden centers host free gardening classes for kids and adults through the winter.

In the Portland, Oregon area:
Some of the classes that I’m considering are:
Indoor Herb Gardening
Fairy Gardens for Children and Adults
Plan Now; Plant Later
Check out Portland Nursery’s (both locations) event schedule here: http://portlandnursery.com/events/january_events.shtml

In the Seattle, Washington area:
If I were going to be in the area, I wouldn’t miss:
Fruit Tree Health Care
Plan and Prep Your Edible Garden
Check out Swanson’s Nursery’s event schedule here:

Wouldn’t miss this one either!:
Pruning Trees Shrubs & Vines
Check out Sky Nursery’s event schedule here:

In the Woodinville, Washington area:
Really wish I could be there for these:
Nuts About Greens
Sprouts Session: Powerful Pollinators  (a class for kids)
Check out Molbak’s Nursery’s event schedule here: