The “Community Garden Club of Camas Washougal” is pleased to announce our first speaker of 2021, Stephanie Beach, co-owner of “One Earth Botanical Nursery” who will speak on “Creating Raised Garden Beds with Seasonal Interest”.
Stephanie will share her knowledge and methods on how to create new garden beds that, as she says, “focus on a progression of blooms and multi-season interest – Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.”
She will “showcase plants that span the seasons as well as certain plants that are particularly interesting during specific times and how to incorporate a nice mix in a border so there is always something interesting. This is a bit of a departure from focusing on all the bloomy Spring stuff we all are drawn to buy, sometimes on impulse,” says Stephanie.
She points out that attendees will see both “successes and failures, look at mature plants in the landscape, new and established garden beds and see some great new (plant) introductions that are available at this nursery and/or other nearby nurseries.”
She will discuss shade as well as sun and difficult planting issues like no irrigation gardens.
Here’s the timeline:
11:00am—nursery gates open (no sales until after presentation)
1pm-3pm—self tour of gardens and nursery sales/queries
Location: One Earth Botanical Nursery”, 24001 NE 28th St., Camas, Washington. OneEarthBotanical.com
This speaker presentation is free and open to the public. Limited parking is available, but attendees are encouraged to car pool. There is some seating available (some under pop-up tarps). Visitors are encouraged to bring their own chair just in case or arrive early.
Terrain is mostly flat but has some rough areas. Be prepared to walk up to 200 yards or more. You may bring your own beverage/snack. Porta potty available. Usual social distancing and protocols required for a nursery and outdoor presentation must be followed.
Stephanie says she is “happy to discuss and recommend plants for attendees particular gardens” after the presentation, from 1-3pm.