Spring Fling Speaker: Annie Reiss
Annie Reiss of Skagit Gardens with BFG Plant Buyer Vanessa O’Donnell
At 11am, Annie Reiss of Skagit Gardens will demonstrate potting up a spring and summer container.
About Skagit Gardens
In 1966 Skagit Gardens was founded by Jim and Ruth Youngsman. In 1967 they built their first 20′ x 150′ greenhouse and the rest is history…A large wholesale nursery, Skagit Gardens (rhymes with gadget) is located in Mount Vernon, Washington.
Spring Fling Speaker: Valerie Easton
At 2 PM, author Valerie Easton of the Seattle Times will give a talk, Q&A, and book signing. Her talk is entitled: “Eight Years On: Whidbey Garden Renewal and Renovation”
Valerie Easton’s Bio
Valerie Easton…long time Seattle Times garden columnist, author of 5 gardening books, blogs at www.valeaston.com and teaches yoga in Langley.
Reviews of Valerie’s book, Petal and Twig:
“Valerie Easton, a Seattle-based garden writer, discusses the art of growing and arranging cut flowers in “Petal and Twig: Seasonal Bouquets With Blossoms, Branches and Grasses From Your Garden” (Sasquatch Books; $16.95). Written as an informal diary, with photographs of arrangements from her own garden, and tips on cutting and keeping flowers fresh, the book inspires ideas not only on what to grow but on how to combine (or not) those beauties inside.
— Anne Raver, New York Times
“Over the years, countless books have espoused a low-maintenance approach to gardening. None have been as engaging, practical, or inspiring as this latest of Easton’s contributions to the gardener’s bookshelf,”
– Pacific Horticulture Magazine, Jan/Feb/Mar 2010
“A handy guide to a garden you can raise without a corresponding increase in your blood pressure..handsome and informative….”
- Metropolitan Home, Dec. 2009