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Saturday, March 16

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, March 17 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Boys & Girls Club 400 W. Fir St. in Sequim

More than 45 vendors, guest speakers, food, fundraising raffle & much more



Admission supports numerous Soroptimist International of Sequim projects


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Welcome to the 2019 Gala Garden Show by SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF SEQUIM

Spring is almost here! And so is the Soroptimist Gala Garden Show! While this event is now in its 21st year, Soroptimist International of Sequim (SIS) has been serving the community for more than 70 years. The two-day show brings together products and professional services of horticultural- and gardenrelated businesses in an inviting and informative venue. Soroptimists plant the seeds of gardening and community. Plants need nourishment to grow, and in the big picture, money is the nourishment that allows SIS members to do their work. SIS is a nonprofit organization, and the annual Gala Garden Show is its main fundraiser. Over the years, the Soroptimist Gala Garden Show has grown to be the biggest garden show on the Olympic Peninsula. Always on the third weekend in March, folks put it on their calendars so they don’t miss it. SIS is committed to education, funding high school scholarships and continuing education scholarships, as well as the Live Your Dream Award and the Youth Citizens Award. SIS also donates to First Teacher, Healthy Families of Clallam County, which includes Rose House (a shelter for victims of domestic violence), Sequim Community Aid and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula — just to name a few. Soroptimists are known to spring into action as they live their mission, working to improve the lives of

women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Become empowered — add spring to your step and to your garden and stop by the 21st annual Soroptimist

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21st annual Soroptimist Gala Garden Show speakers 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. “The Art and Science of Fertilizers” All presentations are free of charge for Gala Garden Show attendees. Presented by Muriel Nesbitt The fee to enter the show is $5 each day for adults. The most often asked questions at garden clinics are about soil and fertilizers. Tickets can be purchased at the door either day of the event. Veteran Master Gardener Muriel Nesbitt will talk about the Children 12 and younger receive free admission and must be accomart and science of fertilizing your garden — what to add, how panied by an adult. much and when. Nesbitt will explain how to maximize the health of home For additional information about the Clallam County Master Gardeners garden plants while avoiding harm to the environment during who will be speaking and the keynote speaker, turn to Page 4. her presentation.








10 a.m. to 11 a.m. “Expert Panel: Ask Your Local Master Gardener” Presented by Keith Dekker, Audreen Williams, Jan Danford and Chris Barton The panel members are WSU-certified Clallam County Master Gardeners, and each have their own specialties and interests. They will welcome questions from the audience on any gardening topic, answer what they can and direct the audience to helpful online resources. 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. “Vegetable Growing 101” Presented by Bob Cain Whether new to the Olympic Peninsula or new to vegetable growing, Bob Cain is the expert on growing veggies all year long. Cain will talk about what new and current residents of the area need to consider to successfully grow vegetables. This will include information about timing, varieties, soils and ways to grow more Pacific Northwest-friendly exotic vegetables. Cain shares fun, but science-based instruction, during this and his many other presentations.

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1 p.m. to 2 p.m. “A Tasty Approach to Landscaping: Berries” Presented by Jeanette Stehr-Green What better way to promote sustainable gardening than to incorporate berries into your landscape? Jeanette Stehr-Green, fondly called the “berry lady,” will share her love and extensive knowledge about growing berries on the Olympic Peninsula. Stehr-Green’s talk will focus on considerations when using berries in the landscape, a beautiful and delicious alternative to ornamental plants.

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1 p.m. “Creating Permaculture Landscaping” Keynote Speaker: Jessi Bloom, author, award-winning ecological landscape designer and speaker What is permaculture, you ask? It is a huge topic — a concept that has been around a long time but is coming to the forefront in gardening. Maybe you already know a little bit about permaculture but couldn’t figure out how to apply it to your garden. Bloom will explain what permaculture is and how you can BLOOM apply it to your backyard space. Even if you never want to have a full permaculture property, there are a lot of benefits if you incorporate just a few aspects into your garden.

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Clallam County Master Gardeners will provide expert advice, growing tips to Gala Garden Show attendees by SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF SEQUIM

Below you will find a short biography for each Clallam County Master Gardener making a presentation at the 2019 Gala Garden Show. For details about when each Master Gardener will speak at the show, turn to Page 3. CHRIS BARTON Chris Barton, a Master Gardener since 2016, came to the program as a professor of biology. Since becoming a Master Gardener, Barton has used her science background to adapt her gardening skills to the microclimates prevalent on the Olympic Peninsula. Barton’s work as the co-manager of the Cottage Garden area at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden in Sequim has helped inform her views on water management and pest management. BOB CAIN Bob Cain is a veteran of the Clallam County Master Gardeners, having been a member since 2009. He earned his undergraduate and master degrees in biology and chemistry and has a doctorate in chemistry. He has 40 years of experience growing vegetables in Scotland, Ireland, Colorado and Washington. He writes a monthly article on plant disease for the Clallam County Master Gardener newsletter and is a frequent contributor to gardening columns in the local newspaper. Cain is the 2009 Master Gardener Intern of the Year,

2011 Master Gardener of the Year and was the manager of the Woodcock Demonstration Garden for seven years, as well as a past president and a board member of the Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County. JAN DANFORD After teaching overseas for 23 years, Jan Danford moved to Sequim in 2013 and went right back to school to become a Master Gardener. She was awarded Intern of the Year in 2013 and hasn’t slowed down since. Danford is currently the chair of the Woodcock Demonstration Garden. Danford’s current passion is getting children involved with gardening through Master Gardener programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula and the Youth Enrichment Program. KEITH DEKKER Keith Dekker has been a horticulturist for more than 40 years. The last 25 of those years have been focused on comprehensive residential landscapes in the Pacific Northwest. As a Master Gardener and active volunteer with Plant Amnesty, he contributes to the community by teaching classes and giving talks to promote sustainable gardening. He has an impressive wealth of information based on study and practical experience. MURIEL NESBITT Muriel Nesbitt, a retired geneticist, is a proven

educator who taught biology for 35 years at University of California San Diego. From 2009 to 2012 she was the Master Gardener Coordinator and remains a leader, teaching courses, giving lectures and sharing her knowledge. Nesbitt’s current interests include using science and experience in her own garden to grow clean, nutritious food and flowers for the bees. JEANETTE STEHR-GREEN Jeanette Stehr-Green has been a WSU-certified Clallam County Master Gardener since 2003. She enjoys teaching others about gardening and writes articles for both the Peninsula Daily News and the Sequim Gazette. Stehr-Green also participates in a monthly gardening call-in program on KONP. She is a berry enthusiast and grows strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries in her home garden. AUDREEN WILLIAMS Audreen Williams has been a Clallam County Master Gardener since 2012 and was 2014 Clallam County Master Gardener of the Year. Her favorite Master Gardener volunteer activities occur at the Port Angeles 5th Street Community Garden, where she oversees the Master Gardener’s vegetable plots, assists the 4-H Garden Club and coordinates the popular Saturday Garden Walks. The walks are held April through September on every second Saturday.

Keynote speaker is a best-selling author, award-winning designer inspiring, changing the way people integrate animals into their landscapes. The Gala Garden Show’s keynote speaker, Jessi Bloom, She also co-authored the best-selling “Practical Permais a best-selling author, award-winning ecological landculture” and “The Wetland Handbook: A Community scape designer and speaker. Guide to Growing Native Plants.” She owns N.W. Bloom EcoLogical Landscapes, based Her latest book, “Creating Sanctuary: Sacred Garden near Seattle, which is known as an innovator and leader Spaces, Plant-Based Medicine, and Daily Practices to in the field of permaculture design, sustainable construc- Achieve Happiness and Well-Being,” was released in the tion and land management. fall of 2018. Bloom’s work has been recognized by government Bloom’s work has appeared nationally in Better Homes agencies and green industry organizations and makes and Gardens, Sunset, The New York Times, Fine Gardenheadlines in national media. ing, PBS’s “Growing a Greener World TV,” Martha StewHer work as a designer and teacher also is shared with art Living, Mother Earth News and many other large nonprofits and schools and includes teaching wellness for media outlets. speaker Jessi Bloom’s latest book, “Creating Sanctuary: Sacred the body, mind and soul. Recognition and accolades for her work include awards Keynote Garden Spaces, Plant-Based Medicine, and Daily Practices to Achieve Bloom lives near Seattle with her two sons on their from the state Department of Ecology, the American Happiness and Well-Being,” was released in the fall of 2018. permaculture homestead, which is full of functional garHorticultural Society, Pacific Horticulture and Sunset dens and rescue animals. magazines, the Washington State Nursery & Landscape Bloom has built many popular display gardens at Her first best-selling book, “Free-Range Chicken Association and the Washington Association of Landthe Northwest Flower and Garden Show and has won Gardens,” has been praised for being informative and scape Professionals. several gold medals for her designs. Soroptimist Gala Garden Show 2019 4 Wednesday, March 6, 2019


A little preview of annual Gala Garden Show vendors • Airport Garden Center — Plants, garden art and metal garden products • B&B Family Farm — Essential oils, nursery and lavender products • Beth Wright Designs — Live plants and garden art • Bonsai Akira — Bonsai garden art and plants • Celia’s Gourmet Foods — Vinegars, oils and vinaigrettes • Clallam County Master Gardeners — Plant education • Creative Design — Garden art, pottery and baskets • Dave’s Metal Designs — Metal garden art and garden art “ducks” • Debbie’s Fun and Affordable Jewelry — Jewelry • Dennis Cant — Artist — Metal garden art and fountains • The Desert Northwest — Nursery • Dungeness Gold — Spice blends and sauces • Emerald Greens — Yard art and metal garden-theme products • Fantasy Flowers & Feeders — Garden art, glass and jewelry • Fresh Hats-Love on Your Head — Hats • Fullness of Joy Floral — Floral arrangements, seeds, bulbs and garden furniture • Hot Flash Art — Garden, glass and metal art • Ila’s Gourmet Condiments — Culinary art including jams, jellies, pesto and wine • J Wyatt Art — Fine art, acrylic and pencil art • Kepley’s Resonance Cards — Fine art and photography • Lady & the Carpenter — Garden furniture, garden art and garden beds • Lowell’s Tools — Garden and farm tools • Manny’s Works — Live plants, garden art and pottery

• Massey Copper — Garden art, metal products and fine art • Mike’s Cedar Works — Garden furniture • Naturally Sooz Leaf Pottery — Pottery • Nicklby Chainsaw Carvings — Carvings • Oh-Growup — Metal trellises • ONA Landscaping — Landscape services • One Earth Botanical — Live plants, nursery and honey • Pacific Northwest Naturals — Nursery, seeds, jewelry and sweaters • Peninsula Nursery — Nursery and landscaping service • Phocas Farms Nursery — Plants • Port Townsend Garden Center — Plants, seeds, bulbs, garden furniture, pottery, ceramics, glass and metal • Roji Home & Garden Inc. — Garden art and garden furniture • Sequim Bee Farm — Honey and beeswax products • Sequim Prairie Garden Club — Live plants, pottery and ceramics • Shasta Image — Garden art • Studio Rynkiewicz — Glass with a garden theme and vases • That Yard Guy Landscape Services — Landscaping • The Blooming Artichoke Herbary — Plants, nursery and teas • The Family Farm — Plants, seeds and bulbs • Whimsical Woods — Garden art • Wild Birds Unlimited — Bird supplies, garden furniture and metal art • The Answer for Youth (TAFY) — Live plants, seeds and bulbs

Featured vendors offer expert advice, diverse array of products and services by PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

The Gala Garden Show brings vendors from across the Northwest together for two days to help Olympic Peninsula gardeners discover new products and services. Each year a featured vendor is selected, and a returning vendor is highlighted. FEATURED VENDOR This year, Bonsai Akira was selected as the show’s featured vendor. Lucy Davenport started Bonsai Akira in her Portland, Ore., garden studio in the summer of 2015 to promote the practice of bonsai with species grown in Pacific Northwest gardens. Today, Bonsai Akira is a fully-licensed nursery, that features products and services beyond just bonsai trees, including classes, one-on-one instruction, custom designs, special events, bonsai pottery and more. From lilacs to conifers, hinoki cypress to viburnums and winterhazel to Japanese maples, these flowering shrubs and small garden trees grown as bonsai can bring four seasons to any garden or patio. Gala Garden Show attendees will have the chance to view and purchase a variety of blooming species and conifer bonsai during the event. Soroptimist Gala Garden Show 2019

In addition, Bonsai Akira will offer kokedama, or moss plantings, made from a variety of flowers, ferns and plants. “My belief is that no garden should be without the charm of plants in miniature,” Davenport stated on her website. “They speak to us deeply of nature and our connection to it, in the voices of trees, mirroring the harmony of nature in a scale that is intimate.” “Akira means brilliance or clarity,” she added. For additional information about Bonsai Akira, visit bonsaiakira.com or call 503-720-3113. FEATURED RETURNING VENDOR Airport Garden Center, 2200 W. Edgewood Drive, Port Angeles, was selected as the Gala Garden Show’s featured returning vendor. The business has been a vendor at the show since 2002. The full-service garden center is known for its diverse selection of quality plants, tools, garden supplies, pottery, gifts, pet products and more. In addition, knowledgeable staff at Airport Garden Center provide sound advice to area residents to help make their gardening experiences successful and enjoyable. This year, attendees can expect to see a wide assortment of items from Airport Garden Center’s garden and

Lucy Davenport, owner of Bonsai Akira, was selected as the 2019 Gala Garden Show’s featured vendor.

gift departments, including a selection of houseplants, metal and iron work, fountains, unique gift items and, of course, a wide range of perennial plants. In addition, Airport Garden Center staff will decorate the entrance to the show to welcome event attendees. For more information about Airport Garden Center, visit airportgarden.biz or call 360-457-8462. Wednesday, March 6, 2019



Watercolor artist inspired by area gardeners by SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF SEQUIM

We are often inspired when we view a garden or an area that reaps with the colors of nature, and that is true of our featured artist, Melissa Penic. Penic’s artwork, “Fancy Fenceline,” is just that … an inspiration. “It impressed me that the gardener would decorate for the public in such a humble PENIC place,” Penic said. It brought her to leave her normal style of doing Melissa Penic was selected as the 2019 Gala Garden Show artist. Her watercolor, “Fancy Fenceline,” will be available to purchase during a single-flower blooms and create the piece Soroptimist silent auction at the 21st annual show, held March 16 and 17 in Sequim. International of Sequim recognized as their theme for the 21st annual Gala Garden Show. Penic entered the world of watercolors in 1990 when Penic said she is looking forward to sharing more of Prior to her journey into watercolors, Penic did fabric she took a class by Judy Priest at Peninsula College. The painting and stained glass. her works at the garden show and the opportunity to class provided Penic with a lot of satisfaction, eventually meet the winner of “Fancy Fenceline, “which will be She’s had number of one-woman shows, including leading to awards and recognition for her work. available through a silent auction. showings at the Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim.


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Gala Garden Show attendees who purchase a raffle ticket will have a chance to win this handmade Adirondack chair and table donated by Mike’s Cedar Works.

Great raffle prizes up for grabs Sequim Fresh catering to deliver tasty meals, treats to hungry attendees in the show’s popular Garden Cafe Soroptimist members will prepare and serve delectable delights in the Garden Cafe during the 2019 Gala Garden Show, held March 16 and 17.


Who doesn’t like a great raffle? The raffle at the Gala Garden Show impresses attendees year after year. This year, it will be another pleaser with a fabulous quilt from Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club, high-quality craftsmanship garden furniture from Mike’s Cedar Works, a fine art photography print from Ernst Fine Art Photography and a tour of The Bloedel Reserve with a night stay at the Suquamish Clearwater Resort and Casino (dinner included.) These and many more outstanding donations from business owners throughout Clallam County and the show’s vendors will be a part of the raffle. Tickets are $2 each, and you will have your choice of which item you want to try to win. We always call the winner, so you do not need to be present to win.


Paulette and Rick Hill, owners of Sequim Fresh, will bring all the makings for culinary pleasures served in the Garden Café at the 21st annual Gala Garden Show. The cafe will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days of the show. On Saturday, the café will feature white bean chicken

chili and hearty vegetable soup, along with chicken pasta salad and rolls. On Sunday, beef barley mushroom or roasted tomato pumpkin soup will be served, along with chicken pasta salad and rolls. Sweet delights will be offered along with coffee by Rainshadow Café and Rainshadow Coffee Roasters, as well as tea, lemonade and bottle water. Fees vary for food and beverages by selection.

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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.

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“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 Wednesday, March 6, 2019


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.


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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. Soroptimist Gala Garden Show 2019

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