ILWACO — WSU Master Gardeners from Pacific County are pleased to continue their partnership with the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum to revitalize the museum’s Discovery Garden in Ilwaco. The group is sponsoring their fourth and final workshop for 2013, “Winterizing Your Garden & Landscape,” from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 26. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., planting of native plants in the Discovery Garden will take place.

In addition to development of themed subplots in the garden itself, the project plan includes four free gardening workshops each year, coupled with plant clinics led by the WSU Master Gardeners, who research plant questions and problems from the public. Particular emphasis in the garden development is being given to native plants and gardening techniques appropriate for our coastal soils and climate. A broad selection of plant species are being chosen to demonstrate what grows well, where such plants thrive and how to effectively garden in local conditions.

Bring a pair of durable garden gloves. Dress for the weather and bring your own snacks. If you have plant questions or problems, come ask a master gardener. If possible, please bring samples of your plant problem.

Topics for our 2014 workshops include: soil and plant nutrition, container gardening, pond maintenance and native plants. For more information, contact Bev Arnoldy at bevarnoldy@gmail.com.

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