Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Want suggestions on ways to make your garden wildlife friendly?  The Cascade Water Allliance is sponsoring their free garden classes once again.
Wildlife-Friendly Gardening for Beauty and Sustainability
Emily Bishton, Landscape designer and environmental educator 
Welcome songbirds, butterflies, and beneficial insects into your yard while conserving natural resources at the same time.
Discover how urban wildlife can provide you with year-round natural pest and weed control and better pollination. Then, learn about design techniques and maintenance practices that can attract and nurture beneficial wildlife in your garden for years to come. 

March 27, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 17th Avenue NW, Issaquah

April 5, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. 
Sammamish Plateau Water & Sewer District, 1510 228th Avenue SE, Sammamish

Favorite Northwest Natives for Sun and Shade
Greg Rabourn, educator, radio personality, author or Marianne Binetti, radio host, author, columnist

Add beautiful color, texture and wildlife benefits to your garden by incorporating stunning northwest natives.
Greg Rabourn will show you different plants that will thrive in sunny hot spots or shady corners. Follow Greg's tips and you will be amazed at the birds and butterflies that visit your garden while also reducing your yard maintenance. 
March 8, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 
The Gray Barn Garden Center, 20871 NE Redmond-Fall City Road, Redmond

Check out their flyer for more classes:  http://cascadewater.org/classes-plants-design.php