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Past Lectures – to 2004

DateNameLecture
9/13/16Brian MinterTaking Your Garden to the Next Level
5/11/16Maurice HornOld Dog New Tricks
4/19/16Sue & Kelly Milliken & DodsonTwo Old Jaded Gardeners and the Plants that Light Them Up
10/21/15Ciscoe MorrisCiscoe's Oh La La Plants
9/16/15Steve LortonThe Land the Culture and the Gardens Between Mountains and Sound
5/26/15Koen CamelbekeA Walk Through the Wespelaar Arboretum in Belgium
4/15/15Marianne BinettiGarden Inspirations
10/30/14Bleddyn & Sue Wynn-JonesCollecting New and Hardy Plants in the Mountains of Northern Vietnam
9/25/14Sue GoetzFall Fashion for Container Gardens
6/4/14Nita Jo RountreeAmazing Annuals‰ÛÒBig Bangs for the Bucks
5/15/14Riz ReyesSmall Space Big Impact: Standout Plants for Small Spaces
4/19/14Thomas HobbsGoodbye Hollywood Hello Green Acres
10/9/13Karen & Christina Chapman & SalwitzSpotlight on Foliage
9/12/13Sue & Kelly Milliken & DodsonPlant Hunting in Southwestern China
6/5/13Richard HartlageThe Chihuly Garden & Glass: On Making the Garden
5/8/13Lucy HardimanGardening Where We Live: A Northwest Convergence
3/27/13Paul BonineXera's Favorite Plants
10/17/12Jane BillinghurstThe Promise of Gardens
9/19/12Linda Chalker-Scott PhDThe Informed Gardener
5/23/12Graham KerrOne Gardener's Vision for 2020 in his Backyard and Yours
4/11/12Vanessa NagelStructural Plant Placement: Locating Your Garden‰Ûªs Bones‰Û
4/2/12Jimi BlakeThe Contemporary Mixed Border
11/9/11Marty WingateGardens and Gardeners Abroad
10/14/11Jeffrey BaleThe Pleasure Garden
9/14/11Debra PrinzingA Year in Flowers: Seasonal Local and Sustainable Floral Ingredients
5/11/11Lorene Edwards ForknerBackyard Bountiful with Ornamental Edibles
4/7/11Wendy WelchSensational Containers
3/3/11Daniel HinkleyTravels through the Mother of Gardens: Southwestern Asia
11/3/10Roger GosslerWinter Glories - Great Plants for Winter
10/20/10Polly HankinDesigning the 'Hard' Landscape Elements of the Garden - Know Your Options
9/22/10John ChristiansonFavorites for Fall Color
5/6/10Ron RuleGardens in and Around Paris
4/21/10Karen & Christina BussolliniElegant Silvers
3/18/10Judith TankardHorticultural Obsession & Garden Design
11/12/09Val EastonThe New Low-Maintenance Garden
10/15/09Brooks GarciaWhat is a Garden?
9/9/09Mark TurnerMaking Magic Garden Photos
6/17/09Mary ToomeyA Passion for Plants
5/20/09Richie SteffenBetter Gardens with Better Plants
4/2/09Sean HoganPlants for All Seasons: Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate Climates
3/12/09Tom FischerMediterranean Garden Style in the Pacific Northwest: Theory Aesthetics and Plant Palette
10/30/08Thomas HobbsGarden Curating or Creating? Know When it's Time for a Change
10/5/07Bernard TrainorBeyond Native Plants
9/27/07Daniel Mosquin
9/12/07Steve LortonMy Life in Other People's Gardens
5/9/07Richie SteffenBeyond the Sword Fern
4/23/07Jim FoxGardening from the Plant's Point of View
3/1/07Burl MostulTropical Plants for the Northwest
9/21/06Des KennedyPassionate Encounters in the Garden
9/17/06Judy GlattsteinBulbs for Garden Habitats
4/20/06Little & LewisCreating Adventures in Your Garden
3/30/06William Martin
10/24/05Dilys DaviesAlliums
5/25/04Stephen Anderton
3/31/04Thomas HobbsThe Jewel Box Garden
3/23/04Noel KingsburyNaturalistic Gardening

Fall Member’s Meeting Featuring John Christianson

Fall Member's Meeting Featuring John Christianson

Thursday, Nov 16 2017, 7:30pm • Doors Open at 7 • Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 S Harbor Loop Dr, Bellingham There will be delightful desserts and beverages at this free member’s event! There will be plants for sale too! Join us for a presentation with John Christianson, who

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Colston Burrell ~ “Design Ideas and Plant Combinations for Winter Gardens”

Colston Burrell ~ "Design Ideas and Plant Combinations  for Winter Gardens"

Thursday, Oct 19 2017, 7:30pm • Doors Open at 7 • Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect St The best part of the gardening years begins as the asters are fading. The onset of winter signals the start of a season filled with berried branches and seductive silhouettes. This

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David Perry ~ “The iPhone/Smartphone Gardener”

David Perry ~ “The iPhone/Smartphone Gardener”

Wed Sept 27, 2017 • 7:30pm • Doors Open at 7 • Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect St Join us at our Fall Lecture Series opener to view the stunning garden photographs taken by David Perry as he demonstrates the amazing potential that smart phone cameras offer. The

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2017 Member’s Field Trip: The Gardens of Whidbey Island

2017 Member's Field Trip: The Gardens of Whidbey Island

We’re very sorry but the trip is full. Please put your contact information on our waiting list as space often opens up. Send your name, phone number and email address to info@whatcomhortsociety.org and you will be contacted. The Gardens of Whidbey Island Thursday, August 10, 2017 •

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Summer Plant Party

Summer Plant Party

Sat. July 15 9am-Noon Non-members are welcome too – everyone will get a plant! Come to socialize and get some new plants for your garden! Are you looking for plants or do you have some that need a new home? Join us on 7/15/17 for a Summer

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July 8-9 2017 Annual Tour of Private Gardens

July 8-9 2017 Annual Tour of Private Gardens

Join us July 8-9 Saturday & Sunday, 11am to 5pm for the 31st Annual Tour of Private Gardens!

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#1 Davey Silverman 500 Fieldston Rd, Bellingham

#1 Davey Silverman 500 Fieldston Rd, Bellingham

The tour first visited this beautiful Edgemoor property in 2014 when it was a newly planted “work in progress.” It’s been one of our most requested to view again. Now the front pond with its irises, epimedium and reed grass is a pleasure to behold. The”hot summer”

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#2 Lynn Torno & Dennis Murphy 2202 40th St

#2 Lynn Torno & Dennis Murphy 2202 40th St

When Lynn and Dennis moved in 16 years ago, they had a blank slate – grass in back and beauty bark in front. They brought in tons of native rock and over three hundred varieties of exotic and native plants to create an exuberant streetside “Good Neighbor”

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#3 Marilyn Glenn & Steve Tatham 2024 Niagara Place

#3 Marilyn Glenn & Steve Tatham 2024 Niagara Place

Come and tour an elegant garden sanctuary that has been in progress for ten years. The first two were about digging out laurels and ivy and removing fir and beech trees. A trellised perimeter fence now protects tasty roses and perennials from deer and divides the garden

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#4 Scott Titus & Lina Xu 7020 Dahlberg Rd

#4 Scott Titus & Lina Xu 7020 Dahlberg Rd

What do you grow in your garden if you’re a nurseryman with over 900 varieties of plants growing in your greenhouses? Lilies and delphiniums that you developed yourself, lots and lots of colorful perennials and annuals, and unique varieties of vegetables. A special treat awaits you at

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