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WSU Mount Vernon NWREC

16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, Washington 98273

July 2019

WSU Skagit County Master Gardener Toddler Day at the Discovery Garden

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, Washington 98273
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Photo by Valerie DeKok Are you looking for something interesting to do outdoors with your toddler on a summer morning? You are invited to bring your 2- to 5-year old child to the WSU Master Gardener Discovery Garden, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, for a morning of activities geared to a young child. Free and child must accompanied by parent or grandparent. Wednesday, July 31, 10 AM-12 noon. Registration is required. Please call Diana Wisen to register. 360-336-8958.

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August 2019

Know&Grow Workshop: Why Our Trees Are Dying

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, Washington 98273
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Kevin Zobrist, WSU Associate Professor Forestry, will talk about what’s happening with the widespread die-out of conifers in our area.  Learn more about this phenomenon that is affecting even home landscapes. His book, Native Trees of Western Washington, will be available to purchase. No registration is required.

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September 2019

Know&Grow Workshop: Gardening with Rhododendrons and Azaleas

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, Washington 98273
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Frank Simpson, Director of the Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens, will talk about how to grow and care for our state flower. He will cover varieties that are better suited for the home garden and how to incorporate them into a diverse landscape. He will also talk about the Meerkerk Gardens, located on Whidbey Island, and how they are demonstrating the use of many different kinds of trees, shrubs, vines and perennials with rhododendrons to create a beautiful, 4-seasons-of-interest landscape.

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