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Spring Garden Day Spring Garden Day is an annual day-long program of gardening classes for local gardeners. Our keynote speaker is Lisa Hill. Lisa m oved to the Tri-Cities in 2005 from Spokane where she owned a design and landscape business. She has a degree in Landscaping/Horticulture from Spokane Com m unity College, and was an active M aster Gardener for 15 years in Spokane and Benton/ Franklin Counties. She was also the head designer at the Spokane Country Club before m oving to this area. Currently, Lisa is a watercolor artist specializing in plants, flowers, birds and other wildlife. Lisa will discuss Hummingbirds and Backyard Birds in Your Garden. Lisa becam e interested in birding about 15 years ago after taking a short class in bird identification. Hum m ingbirds, and their antics while defending their favorite flowers, have becom e a great source of sum m er entertainm ent. From April to October, Lisa and her husband Larry watch the hum m ers com ing and going throughout their yard. Lisa will share her tips on creating a haven for hum m ingbirds so you can enjoy these fascinating little birds too. Our second keynote speaker is Alex Job, of Job’s Nursery in Pasco. A plant fanatic, as well as a nurserym an, Alex will share with you Favorite Old Plants... New Again - shrubs, perennials, and annuals that he’s excited about. A variety of other super gardening classes, presented by M aster Gardeners and local experts, will follow lunch. It will be a day full of garden fun and learning. During lunch there will be several dem onstrations for your learning enjoym ent.

Coffee, Lunch, & Snacks Coffee will be available for purchase during our m orning break and before classes. Box lunches, including a beverage will also be available for purchase. These m ay be ordered and paid for when you check in. You’re also welcom e to bring a sack lunch or dine at a local restaurant.

Pre-Registration There is a fee of $20.00 per person. Pre-registration by M arch 7 th is encouraged to insure that you have a seat. This event has sold out in the past, so register as soon as possible.

Mail Registration & Check to: Spring Garden Day WSU Extension 5600-E West Canal Dr. Kennewick, WA 99336

LPlease Note7 No Confirmation Will be Sent to You Please m ake a copy of this brochure as a rem inder of your registration.

Questions? If you have any questions about registration or the program , please call W SU Extension in Kennewick at 509-735-3551. The facilities are handicapped accessible. If you have a disability that requires special assistance for your participation in the program , please contact M arianne Ophardt at 7353551.

Please join us for a FUN day of learning!

Class Schedule

Time

Check-In

8:45

Hummingbirds and Backyard Birds in Your Garden - Lisa Hill

9:00-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 11:00-12:10

Favorite Old Plants... New Again - Alex Job

12:10-1:00

Lunch - Box lunches will be available for order at check-in. Your own sack lunches are welcome too! Demonstrations: Seed Starting Indoors & Insect Identification

1:00- 2:10

2:20-3:30

4:00

The W orld of Geranium s - Monty Rosbach

Insects in the Vegetable Garden - Tim W aters

Composting with W orms - Ruthi Bergland

Gardening with Kids - Ruthy Lyon

Basic Rose Care - Helen Newman

Straw Bale Gardening - Eileen Hewitt

Are Backyard Fruit Trees for You? - Frank W olf

Backyard Pond Basics - Jan Jordan

Building Closes


Spring Garden Day Brochure