Monday, April 23, 2012

Seeing Green

We took off for the eastside over the weekend to celebrate a special little boy's 3rd birthday and when we got home, it was like a two day time warp to summer! The weather around here has been beautiful and reluctant leaf buds threw caution to the wind unfurling a verdant pallette of green against the landscape. Looking closer, the signs of spring have long been underway and it's time to jump on board, get outside and take advantage of this prime growing season!

Stop by True Value this Saturday when I'll be discussing tips to growing a "green" lawn. Learn the steps to installing, rejuvenating and overhauling your lawn, choosing seed blends suitable for the northwest, and how to identify and tackle common lawn (& garden) concerns, diseases and weeds the natural way! So get out there and dig up that pesky weed (or bring in a photo) Saturday between 11 & 1 for help in identifying and finding an organic and sustainable approach to keeping your lawn & garden healthy and safe for you, your family & pets and the environment we love!

Keep an eye out for the store flyer featuring discounts on lawn & garden products that will be discussed and featured during the lawn & garden demo! The True Value Service Center will also be offering discounts on lawn equipment rentals to help you get started with your lawn projects.

Monday, April 9, 2012

VIGA Movie Screening

The Vashon Island Growers Association will be sponsoring a screening of the movie Queen of the Sun: What the Bees are Telling Us at the Vashon Movie Theatre Sunday, April 29th at 1:30pm. There is a suggested donation of $5 that will go to support the EBT Market Buck Match program.

Push play on the link below to watch the movie trailer. 


For more information you can visit the posting on the VIGA website.

To check out my previous posting on our native Orchard Mason Bees, click here.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Check the Mailbox

and get EXCITED!
This year's tour is going to be awesome & you won't want to miss it!


There are 5 beautiful and distinctly different gardens being showcased this year as well as more than 8 FREE Garden Talks & Demos each day of the tour highlighting a variety of engaging and informative topics! Ticket holders and general public will have the opportunity to also visit the Art Market featuring local garden artists as well as plant vendors Robinwood Nursery & Langley Fine Gardens! And, if that wasn't already enough to get you excited, we will be selling $5 raffle tickets for some pretty fantastic prizes! So keep checking in here and on the Vashon Allied Arts website under the special events page to keep up to date on the Garden Tour happenings and schedule of events.

To purchase tickets in advance and save $5, send in your ticket order form on the bottom of the brochure or purchase by calling VAA at (206) 463-5131. You can also purchase tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets by clicking on the link.