• The Third Sunday at the Garden series takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Community Education Garden on the following dates:
May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15 and Oct. 20
Puzzled at what to do about the deer eating your garden? Not sure when you should plant what? Need help deciding how to care for the plants in your yard? The answers to these and many other gardening questions can now be answered at the Third Sunday at the Garden series hosted by the WSU Master Gardeners.
The monthly Q&A session takes place at the Community Education Garden on the corner of Western and Springwater avenues.
Each third Sunday from May through October the WSU Master Gardeners will be available 3 to 5 p.m. to answer questions, give tours and teach sustainable gardening practices and environmental stewardship to home gardeners in Chelan and Douglas counties.
The Community Education Garden, started in 2010, is on the campus of the Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center and is operated by the WSU Chelan County Master Gardener Association, a nonprofit organization. With the local support of community members and businesses, as well as countless volunteer hours by the WSU Master Gardeners, the garden is developing into a community resource for home gardeners in the Valley.
Third Sunday at the Garden invites you to take part in free tours and short tutorials meant to help educate and motivate you to get outside and into the garden. Each Sunday will feature Garden Talks — mini-classes covering specific gardening basics — and guided Garden Walks to learn about different types of gardens suitable for the region. Explore the rose and dahlia gardens, vegetable and herb raised-beds and composting demonstration area while a Master Gardener explains how to implement them into your home garden.
Bring your questions and curiosity, and enjoy this great community hub for gardening advice, guidance, tips and tricks. Master Gardeners will be available to help find solutions to your gardening challenges. Take a moment to stroll through the garden on your own and check out the many varieties of perennials, native plants, ornamental grasses and utility-friendly trees that might be perfect for your space.
Are you curious about how to minimize the damage from deer snacking on your yard? The WSU Master Gardeners will begin work on a new, deer-resistant-themed garden this spring. Short of building fences, the line of defense from deer damage for home landscapes is becoming increasingly difficult to manage. The Deer Resistant Garden will provide gardeners a visual example of plant choices that deer most often ignore. Come check it out and see what might work for you.
The Community Education Garden exists because of the generous financial donations of community members and local businesses. We are grateful for the tremendous support we have received. If you want to get involved and help the Community Education Garden grow, contact Jennifer Marquis, WSU Master Gardener Coordinator at the WSU Chelan County Extension office in Wenatchee. She can be contacted at 667-6540 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information is available at http://county.wsu.edu/chelan-douglas. You can find and like us on Facebook at WSU Master Gardeners of Chelan County.