Short notice, but if anyone would like to join me, I’m going to try to go to this:
Meeting of Like Minds, Hosted by the Heritage Tree Committee
When: Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 — 7pm – 9pm
Where: Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, NHS Hall
What: Fun evening with delicious potluck food. Free and open to the public.
For more information: Email us or call 206-783-9813
Speakers: Mike Lee and Arthur Lee Jacobson
Topic: From Wilted to Wow: Best Shrubs and Trees for Northwest Summers
The summer of 2009 was a valuable and sobering study of the drought and heat effects on landscape plants. Yet for every wilted or thirsty shrub or tree, certain species thrived merrily. You can plant lovely trees and shrubs that will thrive with little or no summer watering. In this joint seminar, nurseryman and landscape architect Mike Lee will suggest shrubs for Northwest gardens, and plant expert Arthur Lee Jacobson will recommend perfect trees.
(I have been reading, and very much enjoying, Arthur Lee Jacobson’s highly opinionated and enjoyable books, “Trees of Seattle” and “Trees of Green Lake ” – this sounds like a fun event and a great way to learn from some of Seattle’s greatest plant-savvy minds.)
The poster below is from a different Plant Amnesty event, which my family attended last year. It was great! I hope they are planning to do it again.