Garden Blog

Native plants dig compost

NPG-01.jpgPhase I of our soon-to-be-installed Northwest Native Plant Demonstration Garden came closer to reality this week thanks to a donation from Cedar Grove Compost and a crew of workers from Earthcorps! The hard-working crew spread twenty-five yards of compost in the garden area. They also cleared vegetation, rototilled the planting beds, and otherwise helped prepare the area for Phase I of planting this fall.

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Stroll this summer and hear the trees talk

treesAs the summer solstice nears there are even more light hours in the day to enjoy a garden stroll. This summer, please come to the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden for a visit. While you are here, take advantage of our Talking Trees Audio Tour. This free program allows visitors to hear Dr. Kruckeberg discuss the KBG’s plant collection on their mobile phones. For years, Dr. Kruckeberg led tours of the KBG in person. At the age of 92, he no longer does. Talking Trees is the next best thing!

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Wetlands and Rain Gardens Weekend

Our first-ever Wetlands and Rain Gardens Weekend is coming up June 15-17! The MsK Nursery will mark down prices on many plants ideal for stream edges, rain gardens, and other moist spots. Join us on June 16 for a free Bog-In-A-Bucket seminar, and again on June 17 for a free tour of wetland plants in the KBG.

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Stories from the past 25 years

Mareen Kruckeberg first opened the Garden to the public for a plant sale on Mother's Day weekend in 1987. Over the past 25 years the MsK Nursery, the Garden, and their founders Art and Mareen Kruckeberg have influenced thousands of lives and gardens. In honor of our 25th annual Mother's Day Plant Sale next week, we've been collecting stories about these colorful characters, the Sale, and the Nursery. We'll have them on display at the Sale, May 11-13. Read on to enjoy a selection of these stories!

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We've broken ground!

Work on our new Pacific Northwest Native Plant Demonstration Garden has begun. Yesterday, six hardy volunteers and two service-learning students from Shoreline Community College moved compost and relocated plants in the new demo garden area. After much planning, we are excited to see the work begin!

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Help us make this year's Mother's Day Sale extra special

MsK_signMareen Kruckeberg began the Garden’s Mother’s Day Plant Sale and Open House in 1987, making this year the 25th anniversary of the event. It’s an exciting and historic year for us! Over the past 25 years thousands of people have visited the Sale. This year we have a couple of new, easy ways that supporters can get involved and give back. Read on!

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