WSU Clallam County Master Gardener Bev Morrow will discuss how to grow and maintain various types of tropical fruits and plants in the local climate on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at noon in the county commissioners meeting room at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E Fourth Street in Port Angeles.
Morrow produces lemons, limes and bananas at 800 feet of elevation in Clallam County and will share tips for growing Myer Lemon and Lime trees, Hardy Banana trees, Olive Trees, Pomegranates, Bird of Paradise, Colocasia, pineapple guava and hibiscus in Plant Hardiness Zone 8 growing conditions. She will focus on quality soils, basic fertilizing, watering and pruning for growing these tropical plants in containers.
After completing the King County Master Gardener training program in 2012, she went on to specialize in Rain Garden Design, Ethnobotany of Washington native plants, and forest restoration. A Clallam County Master Gardener since 2017, she is a member of the Hardy Fern Foundation, Seattle Orchid Society, Washington Native Plant Society, and Audubon Society.
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/.