Attention all home owners, gardening fanatics and DIY specialists....it is time once again
for the KPQ Home and Garden Show. The KPQ Home and Garden Show will begin on
Friday, March 13, 2015 and will run all day on Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th at
the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee. If you have never attended the KPQ Home and
Garden Show before, you might be surprised by the number of opportunities available
for learning new gardening skills. The Chelan/Douglas Master Gardeners will be hosting
a myriad of workshops throughout the entire weekend. This year, the theme of the
Master Gardener display is Water Conservation and Water-Wise Landscaping; a very
pertinent topic for the upcoming season given the low snowpack and unseasonably
For the younger crowd, there will be a kids learning area including a science lab and a
multitude of hands-on activities available free of charge. These projects are a fun way to
introduce children to a love of science and the outdoors and is a welcome stop for all
parents attending the Home and Garden Show with children.
In addition to the kids learning area, seminars will be held daily for adults in the family.
On Friday at 4 PM Master Gardener Jan Clark will discuss Adding Edible Plants To The
Landscape. Caring for Ornamental Trees and Shrubs will take place at 10 AM on
Saturday, Growing Dahlias in NCW at 12 PM Saturday, Trees For Our Community at
1:30 PM Saturday an DIY Raised Garden Beds at 11 AM on Sunday. All seminars are
free of charge and open to the public.
The Master Gardener Association, which is the fund-raising arm of the Chelan/Douglas
Master Gardener Program, will be hosting tool sharpening demonstrations and will have
tool sharpening kits available on-site for purchase. They will also have available for
purchase the Day by Day Garden Planner for NCW. This is a hand-held guide to
gardening throughout the calendar year; containing pertinent and much needed advice
for the home gardener who is new to the area and is thoroughly perplexed by our NCW
And last but not least, is the perennial favorite for many homeowners; the Master
Gardner Plant Diagnosis Clinic will be available to answer questions about some of your
more perplexing garden-related issues.
If you have ever considered becoming a Master Gardener yourself, the KPQ Home and
Garden Show is a great opportunity to talk with others who have become a part of the
program and to find out more about the activities Master Gardeners offer throughout the
So mark your calendar, grab a friend and come and join us. We are happy to share our
gardening knowledge with you!