Clallam County Master Gardeners

Get It Growing: August gardening tips

Get It Growing: August gardening tips

Ornamentals and edibles are in their glory during August. Drier weather is here and cooler temperatures are around the corner. Think about which plants to… Continue reading

Get It Growing: August gardening tips
Get It Growing: Gardening for the birds

Get It Growing: Gardening for the birds

What could be more delightful than sitting in your garden and enjoying the hard-earned fruits of your gardening labor? Perhaps sharing your garden with the… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Gardening for the birds
Get It Growing: All about hydrangeas

Get It Growing: All about hydrangeas

With flower clusters like fluffy balls of cotton candy, hydrangeas are among the most popular summer-flowering shrubs for shady gardens. Hydrangeas can provide huge flower… Continue reading

Get It Growing: All about hydrangeas

Get It Growing: Finding online gardening resources

The primary mission of the WSU Master Gardener Program is to provide sound, research-based information on sustainable horticulture and gardening practices to the community. Plant… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Set your July gardening calendar

Get It Growing: Set your July gardening calendar

July is usually warm and dry and therefore a poor month for planting. Soils dry out quickly and proper watering is critical. Water in early… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Set your July gardening calendar
Get It Growing: All about integrated weed management

Get It Growing: All about integrated weed management

Working together, we can reduce noxious weeds in our county and home gardens. How? A big first step was taken by the Clallam County Commissioners… Continue reading

Get It Growing: All about integrated weed management
Get It Growing: Consider drip irrigation

Get It Growing: Consider drip irrigation

So, you’ve heard good things about drip irrigation for the home garden, but it still sounds intimidating. Are you still stretching a hose out to… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Consider drip irrigation
Get It Growing: Celebrating 25 years of ‘Petals and Pathways’

Get It Growing: Celebrating 25 years of ‘Petals and Pathways’

Have you ever given any thought as to why the Clallam County Master Gardeners hold a garden tour every year? Having an annual garden tour… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Celebrating 25 years of ‘Petals and Pathways’
Get It Growing: Set your June gardening calendar

Get It Growing: Set your June gardening calendar

Begin summer watering using drip irrigation, if possible. Otherwise, water early in the day to minimize evaporation and allow leaves to dry before nightfall. Water… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Set your June gardening calendar
Get It Growing: A quick look at container gardening

Get It Growing: A quick look at container gardening

Do limited time, space or knowledge keep you from growing your own backyard garden?The obvious reasons to consider container gardening are dealing with small spaces,… Continue reading

Get It Growing: A quick look at container gardening
Get It Growing: Diagnosing plant problems

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: Diagnosing plant problems
Get It Growing: Growing berries in containers

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

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: Getting off on the right foot with roses
Get It Growing: Set your May gardening calendar

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: Set your May gardening calendar
Get It Growing: Getting started with mason bees

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: Getting started with mason bees

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

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: Heathers offer color for all seasons
Get It Growing: April gardening activities

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

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: Soil is the key to growing vigorous plants
Get It Growing: Who are the Master Gardeners?

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: Who are the Master Gardeners?