Digging in For Spring:
WSU Clallam County Master Gardener Jan Danford will discuss how to select and plant healthy spring garden bulbs on Thursday, October 12, at noon in the county commissioners meeting room at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles.
Danford will provide a brief review of the history and popularity of bulbs. She will explain the difference between bulbs, corms, rhizomes and tubers and some of the differences in planting each type.
She will share tips for selecting healthy bulbs and directions for planting for artistic effects, concluding with a demonstration on how to plant a pot in layers for a variety of blossoms over time. She will also explain how to care for the plants after they have bloomed.
Danford has 26 years of teaching experience and sponsored garden clubs in some of the overseas schools where she taught. She was recognized as the Master Gardener Intern of the Year in 2012 and named Clallam County Master Gardener of the Year in 2016. She chairs the Operating Committee at the Master Gardener Woodcock Demonstration Garden, coordinates the Boys and Girls Club Garden Club in Sequim and participates in the Youth Enrichment Program. She also volunteers at the Friendship Garden in Carrie Blake.
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/.