Cutting Lavender after Blooming

The Sequim Botanical Garden Society offers a talk and hands-on workshop about “Cutting Lavender after Blooming,” starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the society’s Terrace Garden at Carrie Blake Community Park, 350 N. Blake Ave.

This “Work to Learn” Party is presented by Sheri Dingmon, former owner of a lavender farm in Auburn. She will speak on end-of-season care for this lovely and popular plant.

Bring questions on such topics as: how to prevent unwanted little lavenders from growing; what to do with them if they do anyway, how to tell if your plants are ready to be replaced; how to keep plants from falling open in the middle; how to prune them to keep an attractive shape; other plants that grow well with lavender, and others.

Dingmon suggests attendees bring sharp “needle-nose” clippers and a short scythe as well as garden gloves.

The Sequim Botanical Garden Society is a volunteer partner with the City of Sequim and a 501(c)3) nonprofit providing education and a visual demonstration of what can be done in home gardening with research-based horticultural practices.

For further information about the event or educational volunteer opportunities, contact society president Dona Brock at or 360-460-8865. Or, find the Sequim Botanical Garden Society online at or