Veteran Washington State University Clallam County Master Gardener Rosalie Preble will provide recommendations for selecting, planting and caring for rhododendrons and azaleas on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at noon in the county commissioners meeting room at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E Fourth Street in Port Angeles.
A Master Gardener since 1997, Preble will provide information that will help home gardeners choose the right plant for their landscape constraints and improve its performance by attention to the plant’s needs.
Preble presides as president of the Juan de Fuca Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society which meets in Port Angeles. She is also an associate member of the Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society. She possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in propagating and growing ornamental shrubs and trees, including rhododendrons and azaleas.
Preble grew up in a gardening family and has been gardening in the Sequim area for 18 years. She has served as the President of the Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County and is a recipient of the Golden Trowel Award for her long-time achievements and contributions to the Clallam County Master Gardeners.
The presentation is part of the Clallam County Master Gardener Green Thumb Garden Tips educational series held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Presentations, which are open to the public, occur from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Attendees may bring a lunch.
Master Gardeners’ lecture series provide home gardeners with education on gardening topics relevant to planting and maintaining sustainable gardens and landscapes in Clallam County. The presentations are free and open to the public; however, donations are accepted to help cover copying costs for handouts. For questions, call 360-417-2279. To find the complete listing of lectures throughout the summer months, visit http://extension.wsu.edu/clallam/.