The Sequim Botanical Garden Society invites the community to the group’s first “Work to Learn” party for 2018, set for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Terrance Garden just north of Carrie Blake Community Park.
Lee Bowen, the group’s dahlia expert, will demonstrate the selection and planting of dahlia tubers. Participants will learn the secret to growing healthy dahlia plants that thrive and bloom into October. Attendees are encouraged to work alongside the garden society members to plant the tubers in the new dahlia bed. Those who do not have time to help in the process are welcome to observe the activity.
“Work to Learn” parties are an opportunity for novice and seasoned gardeners to work together and learn more about plants and techniques that are successful in our community.
Lee has been planting dahlias at the garden for about 10 years, and at Bellevue Botanical Garden before that.
The Sequim Botanical Garden Society is a volunteer partner with the City of Sequim and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational information and a visual demonstration of what can be done in home gardening with research-based horticultural practices near the band shell in Carrie Blake Community Park.