Over time, an orderly garden o can become a wild crowd of trees and shrubs, especially if it had been over-planted or became overgrown due to lack of pruning. However, all is not lost! Join arborist Bess Bronstein Thursday, Jan. 27, from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom, for information on how to reignite the spark in aging green spaces.
Participants will be given essential pruning techniques for size reduction, and instructions on thinning and plant definition. Bess will also discuss how and when to do more radical renovation to help invigorate a mature garden. “Keep in mind that it took time to create the chaos in an aging garden, and it will take time to renovate it properly.”
Bess Bronstein is an educator, horticultural consultant, and ISA Certified Arborist® based in the Kitsap Peninsula in Kingston, with over 35 years of experience in arboriculture, landscape management and garden design. She was an instructor for the Edmonds College horticulture program for 28 years, with a focus on courses in pruning and tree care, plant identification, plant pests/diseases and diagnosis, and soils. Bess frequently teaches public and professional arboriculture and horticulture courses throughout the Pacific Northwest, lectures for garden clubs and organizations, and especially enjoys providing training for WSU Extension Master Gardener programs in the Puget Sound region.
The “Green Thumbs Garden Tips” education series, sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners, is held on the second and fourth Thursday each month through October. In November, December, and January, one lecture is offered. Scheduled presentations are subject to change. Visit the WSU Extension Clallam County website calendar for the latest information on upcoming presentations. For questions, call 360-565-2679.