In the 1800’s, Lopez Island was a fishing and agricultural area. Apples were an important economic crop in the community. The Master Gardener Foundation is planning a heritage apple orchard in the village center. The project recognizes our past and present agricultural community, will provide visitors and residents access to this important aspect of our history. It would educate the community and visitors alike about the many different varieties of apples, their importance and uses. Lopez Master Gardeners have started apple trees by grafting scion wood from historic Lopez apple trees and locally important heritage apples. We hope to start planting this month.
Master Gardener Foundation Annual Native Plant Sale
Watch this space for the 2018 plant list and order forms. There will be a wide selection of bare root and potted native plants. This year we will again be including plants grown from seed on San Juan Island in cooperation with the San Juan County Land Bank Salish Seeds Project.
For more information call WSU Extension at 360-378-4414.
Judy C (with Diana B) collecting fawn lily seeds on Ronnie Metcalf's property in Back Forty on July 21st. Guess how many years it takes for them to germinate!?
Next Clinic August 4th on Orcas Island, bring your plant samples!
Connie and Judy on duty at FM, Saturday, May 27th. Unusual question of the morning: Is tansy ragwort poisonous if my child puts it in her mouth?
Dianne Macondray and Mary Carlson at the Orcas MG table at Driftwood Nursery this week. Looks like a beautiful day to be sitting therel!
The Master Gardeners are reaching out to improve and educate our community around gardening