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Gala Garden Show



Admission supports numerous Soroptimist projects



Sponsored by

Saturday, March 18, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St. Sequim 2017 COMMUNITY PARTNERS: 7 Cedars Casino Kitsap Bank • KSQM • Sequim Fresh • Sequim Gazette

• Saturday, March 18

10-11 a.m. Expert Panel: Muriel Nesbitt and Bill Wrobel

Topics: Tips on gardening in our local climate with an emphasis on berries, deer repellent ideas and planting the right plant in the right place.

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Rain Gardens, Beverly Morrow

The talk will present statistical data and information on how to plan, build and maintain a rain garden.

12:15-1 p.m. Lunch

1-2 p.m. All About Orchids, Lorrie Hamilton

Do you want to learn how to re-pot your orchid or encourage it to re-bloom for the next season? Join us to review the different types of orchids that grow well indoors and how to best care for them. The presentation will conclude with a demonstration on how to re-pot the most popular types of orchids.

2:15-3:15 p.m. The Basics of Container Gardening Tanya Unruh

She will discuss how to create and maintain groupings of containers for a pleasant and effective use in one’s garden design.

Sunday, March 19 1 p.m. Andrew May Topic: The Olympic Peninsula — The Best Place to Garden in the World. So what should I be doing now?

Speaker Schedule and Bios Bill Wrobel

Bill Wrobel has been in the Master Gardener Program since 1984 and is a certified MG in three states. He has taught the MG class on “Planning your Landscape” and has written many articles for the local news media and has given numerous presentations on a variety of gardening topics. You also can hear Bill on the KONP and KSQM gardening programs. He has worked in the nursery business and has been a certified nursery professional and a licensed horticulturist. Bill is the past president of the Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County.

Muriel Nesbitt

Muriel Nesbitt earned a Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Washington and retired from teaching biology at the University of California – San Diego. She is an informative and entertaining speaker who directed the Clallam County Master Gardener program from 2009-2012. She frequently provides training on gardening on the Olympic Peninsula. She will be part of an expert panel which will discuss tips on gardening in our local climate with an emphasis on berries, deer repellent ideas and planting the right plant in the right place.

Bev Morrow

Bev Morrow began gardening on a Wisconsin farm tending a bean patch at the age of 7. After completing the King County Master Gardener training program, she went on to specialize in rain garden design, ethnobotany of Washington native plants and forest restoration. She currently enjoys giving educational presentations on these topics. Her years as a middle school language arts teacher set the stage for her to continue teaching as an educational speaker. Speaking to numerous local garden clubs, Microsoft employees, Master Gardeners and at local city events around Puget Sound, she shares her knowledge on rain gardens, soil building, vegetable gardening, compost building, attracting wildlife to the garden, sustainable gardening and forest restoration. Her presentation on rain gardens will include reducing waterway pollution, preventing flooding and building low-maintenance landscapes.

Lorrie Hamilton

Lorrie Hamilton is the Master Gardener coordinator for Clallam County. She is relatively new to the Pacific Northwest, but has over 15 years of experience working in a variety of gardens including Disney World’s Epcot, the Dallas Arboretum and Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania.

Tanya Unruh

Tanya Unruh is a Master Gardener who grew up in the Central Valley of California helping in the family’s custom cattle business, digging in the dirt with her grandfather and learning to have a love for growing things. Her gardening background includes volunteering her gardening skills by using her backyard for many years as a venue to hold large garden party fundraisers for Children’s Home Society, designing lovely container gardens for family and friends, winning first place in the 2007 “Blooms Around the Lake” annual citywide gardening competition in Lake Stevens and showcasing her large Sequim garden in the 2015 annual Master Gardener’s Petals and Pathways Garden Tour. In her Container Gardening presentation, she will cover the basics of growing plants in containers including a variety of garden design ideas.

Andrew May

I was born and raised on an acreage (with a 3-acre greenhouse) that is now 26 acres in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to parents who both had their Master’s Degrees in floriculture from Cornell University. I have traveled to 52 countries and 48 states, which has greatly aided my horticultural business. I started my own landscape design and build firm 29 years ago. I teach horticulture at Peninsula College and write the local garden column for the Peninsula Daily News and I am their longest writing columnist ever employed. I dream of having the peninsula be recognized as the “Flower Peninsula USA.” In my presentation I will explain why this is the best place to garden, how it is NEVER hot nor cold; how the weather here is mild and FORGIVING. I will focus on what to do now in your garden and how you can use all the great products available for sale here at the Garden Show.


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‘Home of the Happy Plant’ New Dungeness Nursery plans display of landscaped booths at upcoming Gala Garden show By Patricia Morrison Coate Although New Dungeness Nursery may only be going into its third spring, the business in tiny Dungeness benefits from 40plus years of experience through its knowledgeable owner Doug Cockburn, also owner of Landscapes by Cockburn (pronounced Coburn). “We are a real gardeners’ nursery,” said Cockburn. “The language we speak is ‘gardener’ here. We are a bit scrappy and between being scrappy and our knowledge and love of plants, this thing will work.” At the Gala Garden Show, Cockburn plans to go all out in the nursery’s two-booth display. “It will be a well-landscaped garden and we’ll create an actual scene with borders, a backdrop, a dominant color and large specimens — a cohesive display based on a theme,” Cockburn said. “It will be an actually complete landscape in miniature because people expect to be educated, to be surprised.”


New Dungeness Nursery

4911 Sequim-Dungeness Way, Sequim 360-681-0132 Owner: Doug Cockburn newdungeness@gmail.com “We’re endeavoring to change the infrastructure to have the healthiest plants,” Cockburn said. “Everyone’s learning we’re the ‘Home of the Happy Plant.’ We guarantee everything for a year and we’ll have the variety people want. Call if you’re looking for a special order — we can pretty well find anything. We do deliver for free and charge for installation.” The weekend after the Gala Garden Show, New Dungeness Nursery promises to have “a huge spring opening” March 24-26 and welcomes vendors to give Cockburn a call.

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The 64-year-old Cockburn runs the landscaping business and nursery with his son Stewart. The nursery, on two acres in Dungeness, boasts three large greenhouses, three smaller ones and a large assortment of plants, shrubs and trees so it can be a 12-month nursery. For customer convenience, there are several benches scattered throughout the property. Doug Cockburn estimates that he’s devoted about 1,500 square feet to annuals, 3,000 square feet to perennials and an acre to shrubs. Inventory includes everything from common and not-socommon annuals and perennials, to large landscape shrubs, to 8-foot trees and everything in between, employee Alison Hansen said. “We’re getting more statuary in and are expanding into dry goods such as fertilizer, soil, pottery, bird baths and fountains,” Hansen added. Cockburn said he plans to improve the nursery by adding hard surfaces and a super-insulated greenhouse so he can stock a variety of houseplants.

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Featured Artist Patrick Henry Patrick Henry is a retired resident of Sequim whose hobbies are photography and gardening. Henry started his photography hobby about 40 years ago and at one time owned and operated Mt. Shasta Camera, in California, where he did mostly portrait, wedding and graduation photography along with the sales of cameras and film. Landscape photography is now his passion, his favorite spot to photograph is Lake Crescent and the surrounding area. Henry belongs to four camera clubs, three are local and the Photography of the Photographers of the USA and World. He has been gardening most of his life.

Soroptimist: A Symphony of Service A Symphony of Service — that’s this year’s theme for Soroptimist International of Sequim (SI/Sequim). It is fitting for this club now in its 70th year of service to Sequim. While fewer than two dozen women were at the signing of the charter on May 2, 1947, the club is now over 70 members strong. They work in concert and stay in tune with the needs of the community. During those 70 years, club members have shown up for Relays for Life, Salmon Bakes, Cow Drops, Free Clinic Fun Walks, Mad Hatter Teas and VIP Luncheons. For over a decade. they partnered with Sequim High School to sponsor the Women in Networks (WIN) Program, educating girls about non-traditional career opportunities. SI/Sequim has shown long-running support of the community — more than 40 years — through its Medical Loan Closet, providing on loan, new and used durable medical equipment to individuals in the Sequim School District. For over 30 years Soroptimist has been giving graduating seniors and women in Sequim support to enhance their education or work careers — empowering them to improve their lives — helping them sing their own song. The Live Your Dream Award is offered annually to aid a


female head of household to further her skills and training to upgrade her employment prospects — two of these, at $2,000 each, are awarded. A Vocational Technical Award of $2,000 is given to a student enrolled in a non-degree program leading to a certificate or license. They also offer four $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors, in addition to four $2,000 Continuing Education Scholarships. A total of $24,000 will go out this year in awards and scholarships. Members further serve the community by providing supplies for foster children and victims of domestic violence, and funding and care to community agencies whose missions align with Soroptimist International of Sequim. They assist the community through monetary support and time to the following organizations: The Boys & Girls Club, Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic, First Step Family Support Center, First Teacher, Greywolf and Helen Haller Elementary Schools, Healthy Families of Clallam County, Peninsula Behavioral Health, Mujeres de Maiz Opportunity Foundation, OlyCAP Senior Meals Program, Sequim Community Aid and Sequim Education Foundation. The club’s signature project is Soroptimist Helping & Em-

powering (Soroptimist SHE); it has two parts. One includes a program with the elementary and middle schools called A.I.M. High — Reach for the Stars. The girls have made dolls they then donated to foster children or those from domestic violence situations; this enhances the participants’ creativity and teaches them the joy of giving. The program also offers book clubs. One of the parents recently told the teacher that it was the first time her child opened a book and starting reading without any encouragement from Mom. This is music to everyone’s ears. The second part of Soroptimist SHE is an outreach to adult women in the community through seminars. The first Tea with SHE presentation on downsizing was held in October 2016 with more presentations on other subjects on the horizon. The funds raised at its 19th Annual Gala Garden Show will help members continue their cadence of charitable giving, providing a sweet melody in our community. Soroptimist International of Sequim will be celebrating its 70th Anniversary on May 2. Learn more about the club at www.sisequim.org.

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Wright works wonders with wire As owner of Beth Wright Designs in Edmonds, Wright has been an artist most of her life but only recently started bending wire. She has worked with many mediums, including acrylics and color pencil and has worked on projects such as illustrating children’s books, creating greeting cards and designing dinnerware. A transplant to the Northwest from a small town in Iowa, Wright packed up her art supplies and two cats and moved to the West Coast to get away from the hot summers and frigid winters of the Midwest. Falling in love with the cedar-scented air and the cool foggy days, she decided to stay. Wright has since continued her art, helped her husband run a business and raised two children. Several years ago when she was selling color pencil pet portraits at the Edmonds Saturday Market, she needed to make a nest for a ceramic bird she was given. Thinking that wire would work well, she made a nest out of steel wire. Seeing the opportunity of a new creation she added a handle to it, added glass beads for color and swirls of thinner wire for a more interesting textural effect and began selling them in her booth. One day, while working in her garden, she realized that with the addition of soil and moss, the baskets would make terrific containers for succulents. With Wright’s design, water passes right through the basket leaving no standing water to rot the plants. Not only did the basket make a great container for the plants, but they looked quite enchanting. The textural leaf patterns and cool and warm tones of the succulents combined with the color and shine of the glass beads and the rustic swirls of the wire created an amazing and beautiful display. Wright has since expanded her designs to create stunning ornate wirework baskets. Using

BE SAFE THIS SPRING • CALL BEFORE YOU DIG! Practice safety this Spring! If you have landscaping or other outdoor projects in mind, remember to Call Before You Dig to have underground power or other utilities located and marked for safety. It’s easy! Simply dial “811” a few days prior to digging and tell the operator about your plans and in a few days they’ll send a locator out!

different gauges of wire and lots of foresight, Wright layers the wire, forming decorative flourishes and floral and leaf shapes, she then “sews” on the glass beads with a very thin wire and places a beautiful piece of cut glass into each basket. She is very excited about this work because she feels as if she is drawing once again, only this time with wire instead of a pencil. Along with her succulent and wirework baskets, Wright makes smaller wire creations. Some of them for hanging her baskets on and others for decorating a garden space or as a decorative accent for potted plants. “I love the Pacific Northwest and feel pretty fortunate to live in a place that has so much appreciation for art and gardening. Bringing happiness to other people from my work is extremely satisfying to me. I am hoping that when people bring a piece of my work into their lives they will feel the same happiness.” Beth Wright can be found at various art and garden festivals in the Puget Sound area and when in Edmonds, she is a regular at the Edmonds Saturday Market, spring through summer.


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Better Prices Best Service!



Sequim Fresh Catering keeps Garden Café fresh again!

Soroptimist International of Sequim wishes to thank its 2017 sponsors. Our sponsorships include several giving categories.



Action Residential Property Management, Ltd. Dave and Patsy Mattingley Gwen and Don McGowan Anonymous (2)

Coffee, hot tea and bottled water will be available from 9 a.m.3 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.


Alder Wood Bistro Cunha and Martin, CPAs Klinefelter Family — Larry, Linda and Jess Bill Mair Heating and Air Sandy and Jim Reed The Sequim Stow Places The UPS Store — Sequim Windermere Sequim East

Saturday, March 18: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. • White bean chicken chili • Hearty vegetable soup • Chicken pasta salad • Whole wheat rolls • Chocolate chip-peanut butter-pecan cookies, oatmeal-cranberry cookies, GF chocolate chip cookies • Lemonade, hot tea, coffee and bottled water

Sunday, March 19: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. • Tangy T.V.P. & bean chili (vegetarian) • Mushroom beef barley soup • Chicken pasta salad • Whole wheat rolls • Chocolate chip-peanut butter-pecan cookies, oatmeal-cranberry cookies, GF chocolate chip cookies • Lemonade, hot tea, coffee and bottled water Soup, rolls and cookies are generously donated by Sequim Fresh both days. Coffee is kindly donated by Rainshadow Coffee Roasting Company.

Paulette and Rick Hill

Enter Raffle!

We invite you to stop by the Raffle booth at the Gala Garden Show. This year the Soroptimist raffle will include two garden wagons filled with gardening items donated by our very generous vendors. The garden wagon is a favorite at the raffle booth! Also featured will be a backyard wood-burning fire pit. This fire pit is a beauty and will enhance your enjoyment of the cool summer evenings. There will be additional items that are sure to please any gardener. Raffle tickets are $3 each and you will have your choice of which item to try and win.



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Do & Don’t for a healthy yard and home



Read labels carefully. Look for key words

including CAUTION, WARNING, and DANGER. Labels won’t necessarily tell you if a chemical is dangerous for the environment, water supplies, or fish and wildlife. Chemicals can concentrate up the food chain to a toxic level in larger animals and can have harmful long-term effects with low exposures over long time periods.

Moderate Risk Waste Facility

“Household Hazardous Wastes” include...

Bees can pick up the pesticides and carry it back to the hive, killing off the entire colony. No bees: no honey, no pollination, no flowers and no fruit.

Don’t pour used oil, antifreeze or paint down a street grate, on the road, or on the ground. These chemicals could end up in our water supply!

Don’t use old paint.

Old paint is very toxic, likely containing lead and mercury. Take old paint to the Moderate Risk Waste Facility at the Regional Transfer Station.

More fertilizer doesn’t mean green grass!

Fertilizer runoff also feeds stream/lake algae blooms which can suffocate fish.

Map to Moderate Risk Waste Facility Region Transfer Station MRWF

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For more information about recycling, garbage collection and waste reduction, contact Clallam County HHS Transfer Station Recycling Environmental Health (360)417-4875 (360)417-4874 (360)417-2258 transferstation@cityofpa.us recycling@cityofpa.us www.clallam.net


Hours of Operation Wed & Sat 11am - 4pm Free to all residents The MRW facility does not accept: • latex paint Use less toxic alternatives. • leaking or empty containers Always buy and use the least toxic cleaners and • household batteries pesticides possible. • asbestos For household cleaning, use baking soda, vinegar, • explosives • compressed gas containers salt, and Murphy’s oil soap to clean windows, • business waste sinks, floors, ovens, drains, and toilet bowls. For a Clean Green Recipe Card, call (360) 417-2258 or visit www.clallam.net/EnvHealth. Pesticides usually contain deadly, toxic poisonshandle with care, or better yet, use natural non-toxic alternatives. • Pesticides & weed killer Create your own compost. • Oil based paints and stains, thinners and solvents Kitchen scraps (but no meats, fats, or grease) and • Household batteries yard clippings decompose to form a nutrient rich • Hobby chemicals mixture that feeds soil, retains moisture, prevents • Cleaning supplies erosion, improves plant growth, and reduces the • Old gasoline & used motor oil need for fertilizers and pesticides. • Anti-freeze & car batteries

Don’t apply pesticides when flowers are in bloom.


Safely dispose of Household Hazardous Waste at the

Moderate Risk Waste Facility at the Regional Transfer Station Port Angeles • 3501 West 18th Street (NW of Fairchild Airport)

Visit our Re-Use area to check out free items in good conditions left by other people.

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Special Sections - Gala Garden 2017  


Special Sections - Gala Garden 2017