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Green Thumb Lecture Series: Renovation of An Aging Garden

January 27, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Garden showing fall colors
Photo Credit: Andrea Williams

Join us on January 27th, 2022 for “Renovation of an Aging Garden” by Bess Bronstein

An orderly garden over time can become a wild crowd of trees and shrubs, especially if it had been over-planted initially or becomes overgrown when pruning has not been ongoing. However, all is not lost. Often removal or moving plants can help, but pruning is essential when renovating an old garden. Keep in mind that it took time to create the chaos, and it will take time to renovate it properly. Pruning techniques for size reduction, thinning and plant definition will be discussed, as well as how and when to do more radical renovation.

Bess Bronstein is an educator, horticultural consultant and ISA Certified Arborist® based on the Kitsap Peninsula in Kingston, Washington, with over 35 years experience in arboriculture, landscape management and garden design. She was an instructor for the Edmonds College horticulture program for 28 years, with a focus on courses in pruning and tree care, plant identification, plant pests/diseases and diagnosis, and soils. Bess frequently teaches public and professional arboriculture and horticulture courses throughout the Pacific Northwest, lectures for garden clubs and organizations, and especially enjoys providing training for WSU Extension Master Gardener programs in the Puget Sound region.


January 27, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Online presentation
WA United States


WSU Extension Master Gardener Program
(360) 565-2679