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The Master Gardeners of Yakima County have had a wonderful tradition of our Spring Plant Sale for over 25 years. And this year will be no exception. However, because of the obvious and important limitations of the Covid-19 pandemic, things will be different this year.
Shop Green Gardens and Roots Nursery!
You can find many of our annuals, hanging baskets, and tender succulents for sale at Green Gardens, at 102 Jim Clements Way, in Selah. And Roots Nursery, at 6910 Tieton Dr., in Yakima, has many of our annuals and perennials for sale!
These merchants have been good enough to make these Master Gardener-raised beautiful plants available for you to purchase. Please thank them!
2020 Classes in the Gardens
Ahtanum Youth Park
May 9 Mason Bees ****POSTPONED****
Gentle Pollinators: How to lure them to your garden and keep them coming back.
May 23 Alternatives to Lawns ****POSTPONED****
With what? How? Options to consider.
Jun 13 Raised Bed Gardening **** POSTPONED****
Advantages/disadvantages, site selection, materials, construction, paths, and other features
Jun 27 Worms In Our Gardens **** POSTPONED****
How worms help us in our gardens and our lives
Jul 11 Enabled Gardening **** POSTPONED****
An enabled garden will use concepts such as raised garden beds, modified tools, and widerpathways to achieve both accessibility andfunctionality. The ultimate goal is to have a garden that can be enjoyed by everyone from the very young to the very old, and even the blind and wheelchair bound.
Jul 25 Deadheading **** POSTPONED****
Pros and Cons; Do’s and Don’ts;Hands on practice opportunity
Aug 8 Creating Garden Rooms **** POSTPONED****
Converting garden spaces; starting anew;defining a garden room.
Aug 22 Propagating Plants Without Seeds **** POSTPONED****
Cuttings; grafting & budding; division & layering
Sep 12 Seed Starting Now (Fall & Winter Planning)
Seed catalogs; warmth & light; timing
Sep 26 Shrubs & Trees for Screening
Do they have to be just arborvitae? What about seasonal color?
October 24th – – Pumpkin Fun for Children
Kids will be provided with mini-pumpkins to create decorated masterpieces to take home.
Creating Fertile Soil **** POSTPONED****
High yields from small gardens can quickly deplete soil fertility. We’ll cover basic concepts about building quality soil with high fertility. When you have good soil the plants will grow themselves!
Small Gardens **** POSTPONED****
Make the most of the space you have by thinking vertically, using trellises, containers, and hanging pots. How ’bout sequential planting?
Edible Landscapes **** POSTPONED****
Mix edible and ornamental plants to maximize space without sacrificing beauty.
Art in the Garden **** POSTPONED****
Something about how art can be free or low cost when made from recycled materials and how scale and placement are especially important in small gardens.
They are easy to grow and are the perfect plant for small gardens and containers. Lots of ideas about how to use herbs in cooking.