Gardening Around Puget Sound

What could be more thrilling than to grow all the best plants for cut flowers right in your very own garden? Enormous variety of size, color and form make dahlias and sunflowers "the right choice" for gardens of almost any size. For the very first time, Everett Community College and Edmonds Community College are offering Gardening Around Puget Sound 2009, a pair of one-evening workshops designed to show you how (step by step) to successfully bring masses of eye-catching blooms to your home and garden.

Workshop A

  • Thursday, April 9, 2009, 6:30PM - 9:00PM "Garden to Vase: Growing Beautiful Dahlias Made Easy" Everett Community College Workshop Tuition @ $39
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 6:30PM - 9:00PM "Garden to Vase: Growing Beautiful Dahlias Made Easy" Edmonds Community College Workshop Tuition @ $45

Workshop B

  • Thursday, April 16, 2009, 6:30PM - 9:00PM "Garden to Vase: Growing Beautiful Sunflowers Made Easy" Everett Community College Workshop Tuition @ $39
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 6:30PM - 9:00PM "Garden to Vase: Growing Beautiful Sunflowers Made Easy" Edmonds Community College Workshop Tuition @ $45

About Your Instructor

John Willson is the founder and head gardener of Swede Hill Dahlia Sunflower Farm, a popular Whidbey Island nursery, specializing in field grown and greenhouse dahlias and sunflowers. Starting with just a five gallon bucket of tubers ten years ago, the family-run farm now digs and divides about 3000 tubers, roots 800 dahlia cuttings and harvests well over 10, 000 stems very year for the fresh flower market. John is an active member with the American Dahlia Society, the Northwest Federation of Dahlia Growers and the Puget Sound Dahlia Association, where John serves as Program Chairman and Trustee.

About the Workshops

  • Clearly illustrated presentations on each step in propagation and cultivation.
  • Demonstrations and instruction with plants, tools and materials.
  • Easy to follow workshop syllabus with catalogs and article reprints.

About Your Enrollment

Enrollment for the Gardening Around Puget Sound 2009 workshops at either community college can be easily accomplished through on-line registration. Register for the workshops by visiting the Continuing Education Programs at Edmonds Community College and Everett Community College

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