Clallam County Master Gardeners

Get It Growing: Diagnosing plant problems

Get involved The Thursday “Brown Bag’ series will feature a presentation by Elaine Webber, Master Gardener, on “Roses.” This will be held at the Clallam… Continue reading

 

Get It Growing: Growing berries in containers

Good berry varieties for growing in containers Strawberries Seascape Tribute Tristar Raspberries Raspberry Shortcake Blackberries Baby Cakes Blueberries Blueberry Glaze Chippewa Jelly Bean Northblue Northcountry… Continue reading

 

Get It Growing: Getting off on the right foot with roses

Get involved Join the Master Gardeners at the Fifth Street Community Garden for the Garden Walk on Saturday May 12 from 10-11:30 a.m. in Port… Continue reading

 

Get It Growing: Set your May gardening calendar

May is often the beginning of drier weather. Check irrigation systems and hoses and begin watering as needed. Drip or soaker irrigation is best. Deep… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Getting started with mason bees

Inviting mason bees to work and live in your garden or orchard is easy. While there are many kinds of pollinators, none is more efficient,… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Climate zones

Planning a garden has numerous variables — location, sun, and water to name a few. However, the most important question may be, “What plants will… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Heathers offer color for all seasons

The Thursday “Brown Bag” series continues at the Clallam County Courthouse from noon-1 p.m. on April 12. These presentations are open to the public and… Continue reading

Get It Growing: April gardening activities

Gardeners on the airwaves Please listen to the Clallam County Master Gardeners on our two local radio stations! KSQM (FM 91.5) broadcasts “The Garden Show”… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Soil is the key to growing vigorous plants

Master Gardener plant clinics are ongoing in Port Angeles. The clinics are opportunities to get help solving gardening problems. From 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Monday,… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Who are the Master Gardeners?

Editor’s note: This is the first of the 2018 “Get It Growing” series from the Clallam County Master Gardeners. Look for these columns each week… Continue reading

Get It Growing: The codling moth is a growing problem in Clallam County orchards

The WSU Clallam County Extension reported an increase in coddling moth, a serious apple tree pest, in local orchards in 2017. The pest has impacted… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Native plants for low maintenance landscaping

Editor’s note: This is the final submission of the 2017 “Get It Growing” series. Look for the series to return in 2018. — MD Plants… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Horticultural oils for pest control

If your fruit trees and berry bushes have had past problems with insect pests and mites, horticultural oils, applied this winter, could be a safe… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Fall and winter gardening tasks

The leaves are falling! Before you hang up your gardening gloves for the season, take steps to bring this year’s vegetable garden to a satisfying… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Fall and winter berry care

Although the harvest of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries is over for the year, continued care of your berry patch through the fall and winter… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Pruning your trees and shrubs, Part II (How to prune)

When you think of pruning your trees and shrubs, do you envision beautiful shapes but fear seeing distorted, misshapen trees? For many, the idea of… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Pruning your trees and shrubs, Part I (When to prune)

Many people are hesitant to prune their trees and shrubs, worrying that they may not know when to prune or how to do a ‘good… Continue reading

Get It Growing: September gardening activities

With the arrival of cooler temperatures and the return of rain this month, summer is slowly coming to an end. This is the time to… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Heat up, you veggies!

It’s time to think about winter vegetables and how we can take care of these plants in the cold. Each vegetable has a minimum temperature… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Short season fall vegetable gardening

Although it’s still summer, now is the time to plan our fall/winter vegetable gardens. Since these crops will need additional heat to mature, choose the… Continue reading