Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Eliza Waite Reading & Book Signing
Friday, June 24
6 – 8 p.m.

Join us under the ‘Big Tent’ in the Schoolhouse gardens for a book signing and reading of local author Ashley E. Sweeney’s new historic fiction novel, Eliza Waite.

Part diary, part Klondike Gold Rush history, and part authentic pioneer recipe file, Eliza Waite transports readers from the San Juan Islands to Skagway, Alaska in 1898 during a rough and raucous time of American history. Eliza Waite will interest book clubs, history buffs, and foodies alike. Books will be available for purchase at the venue.

A native New Yorker, Ashley E. Sweeney lives and writes in La Conner, Washington. She is a graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts and is an award-winning journalist in Washington State. Eliza Waite is her first novel.

Complimentary admission. Wine and cheese will be served. Signed copies are also available for purchase in Primrose.

A Rosy Day Out: Thirteenth Annual Rose Festival
Saturday, June 25
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

LoreneForknerKeynote speakers Lorene Edwards Forkner and John Christianson will discuss the many perennials that work well with Roses: Creating Something Great from the Sum of Their Parts. Author, speaker and avid gardener/cook, Lorene Edwards Forkner lives and gardens in the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of 5 garden titles including The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening: Pacific Northwest, and Handmade Garden Projects, bestselling titles from Timber Press. Lorene is editor of Pacific Horticulture magazine, a quarterly magazine for West Coast gardeners, and she is passionate about the beautiful, fruitful, and innovative landscapes of our region. Observing nature, digging in the garden, mixing things up in the kitchen, or on the written page—Lorene believes there’s always a good story to tell.

Before Lorene, we are pleased that Rosarian, John Harmeling will be teaching a class on Rose Culture and Tri-Valley Rose Society will give a class on How To Rejuvenate An Old Rose, 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. Lorene Edwards Forkner 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 – John Harmeling will present Rose Culture
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Robyn Swesey and Larry Sawyer of the Tri-Valley Rose Society talk about How To Rejuvenate An Old Rose
2:00 p.m – Lorene Edwards Forkner & John Christianson present Roses: Creating Something Great from the Sum of Their Parts, followed by a Rose Ice Cream Social