By Katrina Redding
Lakewood, WA – Lakewold Gardens, a non-profit, is pleased to offer two gardening classes during autumn of 2015. The workshops are open to the general public, free of charge:
Thursday, September 24th from 9am-Noon: Plant Propagation
Learn the basic techniques used in reproducing woody plants, such as rhododendrons and azaleas, which can be done at no cost. Participants will learn to propagate a specimen, and take home a cutting which will become a self-sustaining plant.
Thursday, October 15th from 9am-Noon: Fall Pruning and Tree Risk Assessment
The class will help us understand the type of pruning that is safe for us to accomplish during the fall. Each participant will have the opportunity to practice in the field with a mentor.
Both workshops are on the grounds of Lakewold Gardens, at 12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood, WA 98499.
The workshops, focused on the Pacific Northwest region, will each feature a presentation by a knowledgeable garden specialist.
- Kathy Van Veen owns Van Veen Nursery in Portland, and propagates cuttings for Lakewold. The nursery specializes in rhodies.
- Dennis Tompkins, Certified Arborist and Tree Risk Assessor. Dennis served as editor of The American Christmas Tree Journal for 19 years, and was named “Arborist of the Year” in 2007 by the Pacific NW chapter of the ISA.
The instructors will combine presentation and hands-on learning. Additional guidance for participants will be available from the garden staff and horticulture planning members.
A National Historic Site on 10 acres, Lakewold’s mission is to preserve a historic estate garden of world class distinction, offering each visitor an inspirational experience through growth and learning in a profoundly unique setting.
Anyone interested in attending a workshop can contact 253-584-4106 ext. 106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.