Summer in the Garden: Sips, Savories & Sweets!
to benefit new La Conner Library building project
Wednesday, June 24, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Hosted by the Nursery, the event will benefit the new library project in La Conner. Featured presenter will be Pacific Horticulture Magazine editor and author Lorene Edwards Forkner on “We’re Better Together – plant combinations, design tips, and unsung heroes of the garden to inspire your summer landscape.”
A garden and art silent auction will feature handcrafted items including small pieces of art from well-known local artists who are donating their work. In addition, 10 percent of plant sales that evening and 15 percent of all sales of Forkner’s book The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening: Pacific Northwest, will benefit the new library.
Admission includes small plates (appetizers & desserts), and a drink. Complimentary spirit tastes will be provided by Deception Distilling.
Limited tickets at $50 apiece are available at our Garden Store (check or cash only).
10% of purchases at the Nursery during the event will benefit the new library.
A Rosey Day Out: Twelfth Annual Rose Festival
Back by popular demand, keynote speakers Ciscoe Morris and John Christianson will talk roses again this year! Before Ciscoe we are pleased that Riz Reyes will demonstrate creating beautiful floral arrangements with roses and Tri-Valley Rose Society will give a class on Sustainable Rose Growing all located in the Big Tent.
Calling All Rosarians
As part of Christianson’s Annual Rose Festival, the Tri-Valley Rose Society is hosting its Rose Display in our Schoolhouse and is extending an invitation to amateurs and experts alike to submit their roses to be voted on in the following categories: Best in Show, Best Fragrant Rose and Best Floral Display incorporating perennials with roses. Ciscoe Morris and John Christianson will announce the winners and gift certificates will be awarded. Entries must be submitted between 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. on the day of the Festival.
Schedule of Events
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Rose Display entry submission
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Self-guided tour of Schoolhouse Rose Garden
10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Rose Show in the Schoolhouse
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tri-Valley Rose Society members available for rose advice
11 a.m. – noon Riz Reyes will demonstrate how to create beautiful floral
arrangements with roses.
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Robyn Swesey and Larry Sawyer of the Tri-Valley Rose Society talk about “Growing Roses Sustainably”
2:30 p.m. Ciscoe Morris & John Christianson present Favorite Roses and Rose Companions, followed by a Rose Ice Cream Social