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Learn how to landscape with native plants at Jan. 12 workshop

Interested in using native plants in your landscape? 

Join botanist, native plant enthusiast, Master Gardener Jane Wentworth for an introduction to native plants from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the San Juan Island Grange in Friday Harbor.  She will discuss how to plant bare rootstock and care for your new garden additions in their important first year, and will provide an in-depth review of plants offered in the 2019 Master Gardener Native Plant Sale.

There are many wonderful reasons to use Pacific Northwest natives: they are often long-lived and don’t need maintenance, they provide year-round color and garden interest, they can be used to stabilize hillsides and prevent erosion, and some are drought and heat tolerant, helpful in a warming climate. And they’re a welcome mat for wildlife, providing food and homes for beneficial insects, amphibians, birds and mammals.

Plants can be pre-ordered early at the workshop.

Online pre-ordering opens via the Master Gardeners Foundation website on Sunday, January 13. There are full descriptions of each plant on the website. 

Order early for the best selection. Quantities are limited and many will sell out by the order deadline, March 1, 2019.

Presented by the Master Gardener Foundation of San Juan County in Cooperation with San Juan County Washington State University Extension. The WSU Master Gardener Program is a nationally recognized program that trains volunteers to serve their communities through horticultural education and outreach. Once volunteers receive training, they provide research-based, educational information to the public on vegetable and fruit gardening, native plants, composting, plant problem diagnosis, pest control, and many other concerns. For more information about San Juan County Master Gardeners visit sanjuan.wsu.edu or call 360-378-4414.

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact the WSU San Juan County Extension office at 360-370-7663 or mg.sanjuancounty@wsu.edu prior to the event.

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