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Master Gardener Program
Erika Johnson, Program Coordinator: erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu
(360) 397-6060 Ext. 5738


2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001
2000 and earlier


2012
Summer

The Time of Bats
Controlling Weeds
Go Native for the Birds

Spring

Home Garden & Landscape Beneficials – Western Yellow Jacket
Daylilies

What is my Garden trying to tell me!
Spiders


2011
Winter

Houseplant Basics
Dwarf and Miniature Conifers
Color in the Shade

Fall

Bulb Basics
Fall Blooming Perennials – Color Your Garden!
Winter Container Care

Summer

How to Make a Living Wreath
Vegetables for Winter Bounty

Spring

Understanding Zone Maps
Great Native Plants for Your Garden


2010
Winter

Early Spring in the Vegetable Garden
Dwarf Conifers
A Winter Wonderland of Fragrance

Fall

10 Shade Plants for Winter
Saving Seeds
Websites for Gardeners
Fall Garden Chores

Summer

How to Ripen Green Tomatoes
Plant Propagation Using Cuttings
Bring Tropics to You
Hanging Tomato Planter

Spring

Native Bees
Chocolate PlantsStarting an Asparagus Bed
Beastly Abodes


2009
Fall

Apple Trees in Containers
Preparing Roses for Winter
Gifts for Christmas

Summer

Cobra Lillies…Exotic and Intriguing
Rhubarb – Poison to Pie
Leaf Miners

Spring

Native Plant Appreciation Week – Wildflower Walks in Southwest Washington
What are Genetically Modified (GM) Plants?
Vegetables 101
Box-elder Bug
Tissue Culture for Dummies – A Very Brief Discussion of a Complex Topic
Yoga for Gardeners

Winter

Garden Spraying
Arum ItalicumTo Propagate…Or Not
Witch Hazel
Groundcovers Go Native!
Vegitable Seed and Plant Suppliers by Speciality
Miniature Roses – Versatile Landscape Gems
Northwest Native Spring Flower Garden
A Winter Gem in the Garden – Hellebores
Camellias


2008
Fall

Cat Tails
Favorite Gardening Reading
Gardening Gifts
Escargot!
Preserving Herbs
Mulching Tender Plants
Preparing Beds for Fall Bulb Planting
Storing ProducePreparing Roses for Winter
Midnight MadnessCritter Tales
For the Birds

Summer

Fuchsia
Stevia<
Vegetable Container GardeningFun with Containers
Hypertufa
Growing Roses in Containers

Spring

The Hummingbird Chirps
It’s June. Sow What???
Summer Bulbs
Mandeville
Protecting Young Plants
Cilantro
Eco-Lawn
Preview – Camas Mother’s Day Plant Fair – May 10
Trillium

Winter

Native Orchids
Heuchera
Creating a Simple Bog Garden


2007
Fall

Orchids
Beetles
Gardening Gifts
Favorite Garden Reading II
Chinese Lanterns
Bulbs 101
Preparing Roses for Winter

Summer

Bee Balm, Bergamot/Oswego Tea (Monarda didyma sp.)
Harvest Time
Plant Edibles in SeptemberCape Fuchsia
Spider Mites
Vertical GardeningEnglish Roses
Yellowjackets, Hornets, and Paper Wasps
Clematis

Spring

Local Farmers Market
Neem Oil – An effective tool for the gardener
Clark County Fair Exhibitor Information
Evolution in Hydrangea Horticulture
Aphids
Red Hot Poker (Torch Lily)
Small Garden Spaces
Sun-tolerant Hostas and Ferns
Pineapple Sage
Mother’s Day Activities
Spring Bulbs After the Bloom – Then What?

Winter

Discover the Tiarella
Top Dressing Your Lawn With Compost
Seeding Hardy Vegetables in March
Dormant Care of Fruit Trees
Vegetable Seed and Plant Suppliers by Specialty
Winter and Roses
Captivating Coastal Wayside


2006
Fall

How to Make a Living Wreath
Euphorbia Two
Does Size Matter? Versatile Landscape Gems
Vertical Gardening
Euphorbia
The Delicious Delicata
Propagation Methods – Stem Cuttings

Summer

September in the Vegetable Garden
Mulching Tender Plants
Fall – The Perfect Time to Plant
Edible Flowers
Sow in August and Harvest in Fall, Winter, and Spring
Ornamental Trees for Urban Gardens

Spring

Shade Gardening
Extending the Growing Season
Hanging Baskets
Late Blight of Tomatoes
Popcorn
The Beneficial Ladybug
Edamame
Compelling Small Garden Spaces
Ixia (Iridaceae)
Hebe Scrophulariacrea
Starting with Seeds
The Edible Pea from A to Z

Winter

Orchard Mason Bees
Slugs
Eucomis
Flowering QuinceButterflies
Hummingbirds in Winter
Crocosmia
Hydrangeas


2005
Fall

Decorations and Gifts from Nature
Favorite Garden Reading
Facts About Bracts
Calla Lilies (SA Bulb)
Pumpkin Carving
P-touch Labels for Plants
Why Leaves Turn Red
Amaryllis Belladonna (SA Bulb)

Summer

Victory Gardens
Fall Bloomers
Butchart Gardens
Agreeable Agapanthus, Love Flower (SA Bulb)
Fungus Gnats
Plant Stepables
Introducing South African Bulbs
Lemon Herbs
Gardening in the Wet and the Dry
Grasscycling
Mulches

Spring

Batatas, Not Potatoes
Tomato Yield & Late Blight Study
Vertical Gardening
U.S. Botanic Garden<
Earwigs
Is Ricinus Risky? (Castor Bean Plant)
Colorful Coleus
Vegetable Container Gardening
Neem Oil
Gardening on Steep Slopes

Winter

Tomatillos
Dry Stream Beds
Fertilizers
Beating Flea Beetles
Ornamental Seeds to Start Early
Plants for the Winter Garden
Spring Rose Pruning
Now is the Hour – to Build a Strawberry Tower


2004
Fall

Garden Art
Dormant Care of Fruit Trees
Favorite Garden Reading
Blueberries
Cover Crops
Controlling Weeds
Preserving Flowers and Foliage
Preparing Roses for Winter

Summer

Invasion of the Eastern Box-elder Bugs
Hoop Houses
Lawn and Tree Myths
Dealing With Summer’s Bounty
Winter Containers Foster Winter Contentment
Horticultural Myths
Miniature and Dwarf Conifers
Leafhoppers and Leaf Rollers
Healthy Tomatoes
Planting for Fall, and Winter, and Spring
Deadheading

Spring

Gardening with Kids
Grower’s Guide (updated)
Camellias
Asteraceae, Aster/Michaelmas Daisy
Aphids
Go Crazy with Cucurbits
Ornamental Gourds
Moon Gardens
Reducing Carrot Rust Fly Damage in Your Garden
Lawn Alternatives
Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens
Garden Math

Winter

Be a Beneficial Gardener – Support Your Local Insects!
Garden Gates
Culinary Crabapples
Vegetable Seed and Plant Sources
Garden-related Record-keeping
Hypertufa
Chocolate Plants


2003
Fall

A Winter Warning (Zucchini)
Bonsai
Winter Care for Containers
Living Christmas Trees
Garden Bandits
Why Leaves Turn Red
Chrysanthemums
Holiday Plants

Summer

Spiders: A Gardener’s Friend
Using Garden Sage Wisely
Fire Defensible Gardening
Heathers
Zen Gardens
Portland Japanese Gardens
Ornamental GrassesPraying Mantis
Hoyt Arboretum
Gardening as Exercise
Bamboo

Spring

Mosquitoes
Ten Terrific Trees
My Discovery of Heirloom Roses
Marigolds (Tagetes)
Sunflowers
Some Corn-y Advice
Vegetables as Landscape Plants
Great Shrubs for the Northwest
Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens
Spittlebugs
Tobacco Mosaic Virus
Microscopic Food Chain in our Gardens
Scents and Sensibility (Nicotiana)

Winter

Verticillium Wilt
Sweet Peas
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens
Heirloom Apples
Home Invaders
Growing Zones
Big-Leaved Plants
Recycling Nursery Containers


2002
Fall

Planting for Winter Pleasure
Building a Water Feature
Hardwood Cuttings
Holiday Gifts for Gardeners
A Day in the Master Gardener Office
Bulbs 101
“A” is for Allium
“D” is for Daffodil
“T” is for Tulip

Summer

European Paper Wasp
Should You Make Room for Rumex
Peony Pleasures
To Irrigate or Not to Irrigate
Gardening for Every Body
Her Majesty – Genus Lilium
Clematis – They’re Baaack
Black Spot
Gardening with Bambi
Shade Gardening
Lovely Lavender

Spring

Pacific Tree Frog
It’s June, Sow What?
Xeriscaping
Hanging Baskets
Herbs
Tender Vegetables
Easier-to-Grow Perennials
Annuals
Garter Snakes
Gray Mold or Botrytis
Vegetable Garden Design
The Edible and Delicious Ground Cherry

Winter

The Straight Scoop on Strawberries
How to Get More From Your Compost – Make Tea
The Aromatic Lilac
Ornamental Grasses
Planning for a Peck of Peppers
In League with Leeks
Great Native Plants for Your Garden
A Trip to Lotusland


2001
Fall

Winter Birds
Our Favorite Garden Books
Website Recommendations
A Winter Gem in the Garden – Hellebores
Rethinking Fall Cleanup and Mulch, Mulch More
Storing Pumpkins
Mycorrhizal Fungi

Summer

Household Insects
Edibles to Plant during September
A Place for Every Plant and a Plant for Every Place
Ten Plants for Your Winter Shade Garden
Fall – The Perfect Time to Plant
Powdery Mildew
How to Create a Butterfly Garden
Dealing with Drought
Growing Cacti in the Northwest
The Bumblebee
Deadheading
The Obnoxious Weeds

Spring

Partners in Pollination
Raised Beds in a Wet Area
Grower’s Guide
A Bug’s World – Carpenter Ants
Top 10 Reasons to Divide Perennials
Starting Seeds Indoors, Part Three
The Flowering Crab Apple

Winter

Starting Seeds Indoors, Part Two: Damping Off
Asparagus in Western Washington
Clark County Climatology – Late Winter and Spring
Rose Requirements: A Twelve-Step Guide
The Gentle Bee
Vegetable Seed and Plant Suppliers by Specialty
Starting Seeds Indoors

2000 and Earlier

Vetting VetchDividing Bearded Iris


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