The Dirtbag on 06/09/10
Host Glen Andresen and Jim Gilbert of One Green World welcome garden writer Lisa Albert to talk about growing edible plants in containers. Plus, as always, a new Garden Stumper quiz and listeners' edible gardening questions!
Today's Garden Stumper: Should you add gravel to the bottom of containers for drainage?
Answer: The latest research shows you should NOT! Water does not readily pass through different layers of material.
Information on the "Seeding Our Future" garden tour Lisa talked about on today's show:
The 5th annual SEEDING OUR FUTURE GARDEN TOUR & ART SHOW benefiting The
Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools is just around the corner and we need
everyone's help to promote the event. Please visit our website at
http://foundation4smartkids.org/art for all the details including a peek at
this year's gardens, a list of artists and the schedule of performances and
seminars. Below is some information and attached is the event flyer.
SEEDING OUR FUTURE GARDEN TOUR & ART SHOW
ART SHOW Friday, June 25, 2010, noon-8pm
Saturday, June 26, 2010, 9am to 3pm
GARDEN TOUR Saturday, June 26, 2010, 10am to 4pm
ART SHOW LOCATION: Fowler Middle School
10865 SW Walnut St.
Tigard, Oregon 97223.
GARDEN TOUR TICKETS: $20.00 each; Available at www.foundation4smartkids.org,
Al's Garden Center, Dennis' Seven Dees, Ferguson's Fragrant Nursery,
Gardener's Choice, Hughes Water Gardens, McCann's Pharmacy, The Garden
Corner, Tigard High School, Tualatin High School and the Foundation office.
GARDEN TOUR features eight wonderful, private gardens located in Tigard and
Tualatin. Be dazzled by flowers, be tempted by edibles and delight in
fragrance. Meander through a foliage-rich, yet pet-friendly garden. Marvel
at a diminutive, plant-packed hillside garden. Replenish the spirit in a
leafy retreat. Included in the tour is a garden designed by Paul Taylor of
Paul Taylor, OCNP, Garden Design & Consultation which was featured last
summer in The Oregonian's HGNW. Draw inspiration and knowledge from our
garden hosts, tour volunteers, and Oregon State University Extension Master
Gardener volunteers. Rain or shine.
GARDEN TOUR TICKET REQUIRED.
GARDEN ART SHOW features one-of-a-kind, beautifully handcrafted garden or garden inspired art from selected Northwest artists. Art includes concrete-cast leaves, fused and blown glass, metal and stone sculptures, photography, birdhouses, mosaics, pottery, furniture and more. Cash, check,
and credit card are accepted for art purchases.
ART SHOW ADMISSION IS FREE.
FREE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES & GARDEN SEMINARS will be presented both Friday
and Saturday during the Art Show at Fowler Middle School. An updated
schedule of events is available on our website.
MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT will be provided by various student groups.
2:00pm Shaelynn Dalton - Singer/songwriter
4:00pm Dave Klosterman & Carol Fredlund
6:00pm "Rockin with Style" - Mike Loveland, John Huber & Marilyn
Peterson - Guitarists/singers
11:00am Delan and Deling Huang - Classical pianists
2:00pm Evan Vallejos - Guitarist/singer
GARDEN SEMINARS feature the OSU Extension Service Master Gardener 10-Minute
UniversityT; and gardening expert and freelance garden writer Lisa Albert.
3:00pm Lisa's 10 Best Tips for Attracting Wildlife
5:00pm Lisa's 10 Best Native Plants
10:30am Caring for Roses
11:00am Planting in the Ground
11:30am Watering Tips
12:30pm Lisa's 10 Best Tips for Using Art in the Garden
1:30pm Container Planting
2:00pm Pruning Trees and Shrubs
2:30pm Gardening With Compost and Mulches
About our Garden Seminars:
10-Minute UniversityT offers essential information about gardening. Seasoned
OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners teach these classes. Lisa Albert is a
gardening expert and freelance garden writer. Lisa's Tualatin garden is a
National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife HabitatT, has been published
in Sunset Magazine and has been seen on KPTV Good Day Oregon. She is
co-author of The Berry Botanic Garden: Gardening for Wildlife, native plant
flashcards, a contributing writer for the Sunset Western Garden Book, 8th
Edition, and author of many feature articles. Lisa is also an OSU Extension
EVENT SPONSOR: THE TIMES