Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wildlife Friendly Gardening Classes

Checkout the many free gardening classes using native plants and sustainable gardening practices that support wildlife
"Wildlife-Friendly Gardening for Beauty and Sustainability" by Emily Bishton.  
Saturday, March 21, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15500 SE 16th Street, Bellevue
 Greg Rabourn, "Designing the Northwest Garden" 
Thursday, March 5, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 17th Avenue NW, Issaquah and...
Saturday, March 28, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
The Gray Barn Garden Center, 20871 NE Redmond-Fall City Road, Redmond
And the best part is they are free. Check their webpage to register:  The full class list can be downloaded on the right side of this page

Top Five Great Berries for the Great Birds of Your Region


The Top Berries in the Pacific Mixed Forest Region

  • Osoberry (Indian Plum)
    Oemleria cerasiformis
  • Red Elderberry
    Sambucus racemosa L. var. melanocarpa (A. Gray) McMinn
  • Red-osier Dogwood
    Cornus sericea L.
  • Salal
    Gaultheria shallon
  • Western Serviceberry
    Amelanchier alnifolia

Check out this link for more information:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Give Your Dying Tree a Second Life

Check out the WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife web page:

Why Birds Need Native Trees

Nice followup to January 5th  talk about attracting birds to your garden with native plants sponsored by the Eastside Branch, Central Puget Sound Chapter, WA Native Plant Society.

Carolina chickadee
Check out this link!