Stephen Murphy grew up in Battleground, WA, but in 1997 moved to Skagit Valley (north of Seattle) to study horticulture. He started with dahlias almost fifty years ago and blossomed.
In his past he worked as a garden volunteer at Fort Vancouver, which led to an interest in local horticultural history, travels to England for research, published articles, and he now lectures on that history.
At Skagit Valley College he has acted as Greenhouse and Nowadnick Garden manager, and offered classes in plant propagation, landscape design, soils and pruning.
Over the years Stephen as been a member of: The American Dahlia Society, the Federation of Northwest Dahlia Growers, Whatcom County Dahlia Society, Snohomish County Dahlia Society and the Skagit Valley Dahlia Society. Additionally, Stephen has been affiliated with the Royal Horticultural Society, the Delphinium Society, the Scottish Rock Garden Society, the Meconopsis Group, the American Cycad Society, the Dianthus Society and a fern society.
The public is invited to listen to the club’s speakers free of charge. Light snacks/refreshments are served starting around 1pm. Speakers usually being around 1:30pm, with the club’s general business meeting following.
WHERE: Ballroom (top floor) of the “old” Camas Community Center, 1718 SE 7th Ave., Camas, WA 98607. Ample off-street parking adjacent to the building.
For more info on the Community Garden Club of Camas/Washougal:
Website: GardenClubOfCamasWashougal.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CommunityGardenClubOfCamasWashougal/
[Image: SM, Article: MM & JW]