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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

Plantapalooza Night • Thursday, April 28

It’s a plant party with wine and cheese! A Spring  Members-Only Event Thursday, April 28, 7:30pm Squalicum Boathouse • Doors open at 7pm It’s a plant party with wine and cheese! We had so much fun, we’re doing it again! Join us at a members-only event for

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Sue Milliken & Kelly Dodson: Two Old Jaded Gardeners and the Plants that Light Them Up

Spring Lecture Series Opener Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Squalicum Boathouse 2600 N. Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham 7:30pm • Doors open at 7:00pm Ticket at the door: $7 Members • $12 General Sue and Kelly of Far Reaches Farm nursery in Port Townsend will immerse you in the

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Far Reaches China, Report #1

Whatcom Horticultural Society supports Kelly Dodson and Sue Milliken (Far Reaches Farm) plant exploration and their current trip to China.  This is their first correspondence. Hi Folks!  We are in Hubei where we have spent the last two days at higher elevations in a bit of snow

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Far Reaches China, Report #2

We had every intention of getting a note out to you last night but fortunately it was a very good day in the field and prep and field notes went quite late into the evening just missing being morning.  We left the botanical candy store of Shennongjia

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Far Reaches China, Report #3

We have arrived in Taiwan today after finishing up in China.  We had essentially a tourist day in the incredible Huangshan Geopark in Anhui which is China’s Yosemite but perhaps even more so.  We were on the gondola heading up the mountain at 8am on a Tuesday

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Ciscoe’s Oh La La Plants List

Please click here for a pdf of the plants list from the Ciscoe Morris lecture at the Museum.

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Ciscoe Morris: Ciscoe’s Oh La La Plants

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 7:30pm Doors Open at 7 • Members $7, Non-members $12 Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect Street, Bellingham Join us for a an evening with the always delightful Ciscoe Morris to hear about some of his favorite, must-have, absolutely irresistible plants. Included in the

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