Cyndi Stuart is a Field Biologist by Trade, Gardener by Desire! She co-owns Roost at Roddy Creek Farm in Puyallup with her husband. You can find Cyndi at the Puyallup Farmer's Market and at Pierce College where she teaches gardening classes. She is an active speaker and author.
Emily Apple Wilkins, is an artist who loves to garden, native of Vermont, moved to Seattle to attend Cornish College of the Arts and after graduating with B.F.A. She did not want to work in a gallery or go to Graduate School, but had recently bought a house in north Seattle on a large lot with no garden and that was the first thing that needed to change. Her mother is always planting, deadheading, or watering something so it is in my blood to be a gardener. In 2002 Emily started working at Sky Nursery and for the next fifteen years she learned all she could and worked my way up to managing the edible and herb department. Vegetables, edible flowers, and garden insects are her passion and likes to plant new and unusual varieties every spring and fall.
2018 Event & Class List:
May 19th Saturday 1-2pm The Bountiful Container
Beautiful container gardens come in all shapes and sizes. Even a few small pots on a balcony or front porch can provide fresh green for salads, flowers for bouquets, and enhance your view by just being lovely to look at. The soil you choose and your plant combinations are the things that matter most. Emily will cover soil options, plants that thrive in small spaces and how to get the most beauty and bounty out of your container garden this summer and fall with Emily Wilkins.
June 30th Saturday 1-2pm Hummingbird, Bee & Butterfly Gardens Learn which plant shape, color and style of flower Hummingbirds, Bees and Butterflies love and the many methods to attract these important pollinators into your garden. Join us as we welcome Cyndi Stuart. One of our most popular classes!
July 7th Saturday 1-2pm Good Bug, Bad Bug: Insect Pests and their beneficial Predators. The PNW is host to many destructive insects pests and also many beneficial species that rely on those "bad" bugs for food. The relationship between lady bugs & aphids is known to many gardeners but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Come learn how to identifying your enemy and how to control them. Insect life cycles, different control methods, and plants that will repel your trouble maker will be discussed in detail. Emily will have samples of the actual baddies to observe and some good guys and girls also-with Emily Wilkins.
October 20th Saturday 1-2pm Putting Your Garden to Bed. Fall is the ideal time to prepare for a fabulous garden next spring and summer. Get your raised beds and containers ready for winter weather by applying mulch, compost and other amendments to enhance and protect your soil. Emily will explain how cover crops or green manures work to help you have better soil and plants in 2019. If you want to extend your harvest and keep your late summer beauties well fed and watered as the season changes now is the time. Now is also a great time to start making your own compost or start a worm bin compost system, come learn how-with Emily Wilkins.
We are in the process of finalizing our speakers and classes on topics that we think you will find educational, informative, entertaining and fun for 2018 and 2019.
Our seminars of gardening topics are free and usually scheduled on a weekend day at the nursery.
In addition to seminars we also provide classes/workshops that will require a fee. Examples may include moss basket classes and wreath making classes.
We are in the process of finalizing our speakers and classes on topics that we think you will find educational, informative, entertaining and fun for 2018 and 2019. If you are interested in speaking, please email us!