November Happenings

Vintage fall bulb catalog
You thought your work in the garden ceased with the advent of fall? No way, man! This month is packed full of enough workshops and lectures to keep you busy until the next equinox.

On Tuesday, November 4, Colleen Howe-Gregory, of Mitchell Bay Farm and Nursery, will be the featured speaker at the San Juan Island Garden Club. Colleen will present a visual program highlighting Pollinator Issues and will give a talk on Using Color in the Landscape Environment. Learn why we make poor choices and how to evaluate the color spectrum in planning the landscape. All are welcome. Starts at 1 p.m. at Mullis Center on San Juan Island. Visit the San Juan Island Garden Club for details.

The Master Gardeners host a Perennial Division Workshop on Saturday November 8th, 12-2:00 at the Demonstration Garden in Friday Harbor (corner of Market and Nash Streets). Better late than never, right?! This workshop is free and open to the public — please invite your friends. Bring your perennials and we will help you dig, divide and pot up your plants, and offer instruction on the ways of perennial division.

The November gathering of gardeners on Lopez Island is scheduled for Thursday, November 13. Master Gardener Vaughan Williams, manager of Sunset Builders Supply Garden Center, will give a talk on Filling Your House with Flowers: A Year in the Life of a Cut Flower Garden. Open to the public. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. (come for coffee and goodies at 9:30), at Woodmen Hall on Fisherman Bay Road.

Finally, hop on over to Orcas Island for Photography in the Garden Through the Seasons, with Mark Turner, on Wednesday, November 19. A Bellingham resident and graduate in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Mark has been published in Garden Design, Sunset, Horticulture, and Organic Gardening magazines. His books include “Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest” and “Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest”, from Timber Press. Mark will teach us to take better pictures and gain a deeper appreciation of nature at every turn of the season. That’s at Orcas Center beginning at 10 a.m., followed by a meet-n-greet with coffee, tea and appetizers. Open to the public. Visit the Orcas Island Garden Club for details.


One thought on “November Happenings

  1. Mark Turner was the presenter at last year’s Whatcom Master Gardener Training on native shrubs. He is a great presenter and of course, his photos are wonderful. Great that the Orcas Garden Club is having him this month.

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