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Spring Shin-Dig 2021

April 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - May 2, 2021 @ 10:00 pm PDT

$30.00 – $40.00

Enjoy three exciting seminars at your convenience, then join us for a panelist discussion focused on registrants’ questions.  We anticipate some lively back-and-forth as our panelists discuss answers to your questions!

Planting for a Prune-less Garden:  Selecting the right plant for your goals is critical in building a beautiful garden.  Perhaps you simply want some space where you don’t need to worry about pruning?  Christina Pfeiffer will pull on her vast experience and suggest plants to consider if you want to minimize pruning requirements.

Ten Great Understory Trees for the Pacific Northwest:  Using great photos and her friendly speaking style, Laura Watson will describe her personal experiences living with outstanding understory trees.  All but one of these trees are listed on Great Plant Picks and included in The Tree Book by Michael Dirr and Keith Warren.

Exciting New Plants for this Season:  Take a virtual walk through Fremont’s tiny, curated Urban Earth Nursery with Kristin Schultz to discover what’s new and exciting for this season.  With so many new gardeners on the scene, plants have been in high demand, pushing growers and nurseries to become more versatile to cover shortages. Kristin will share some new additions and revisit some retired gems as the nursery gears up for the most exciting and diverse season of the century!

Speaker information:

Christina Pfeiffer is a horticulture educator and consultant who has enjoyed a career in landscape horticulture spanning over 40 years.  Sustainable and efficient landscape techniques are a special area of interest and expertise.  She has taught pruning at Edmonds Community College for over 12 years, and regularly provides a variety of pruning topics for PlantAmnesty, UW Botanic Gardens, WSU IPM seminars, NW Flower & Garden Show, Master Gardener training and a range of community education events.  She holds degrees in horticulture from Michigan State and the University of Washington, and is an ISA Certified Arborist®.   Her book, Pacific Northwest Month-by-Month Gardening, features current and practical pruning methods for northwest gardens.

Laura Watson enjoys sharing her ever-increasing knowledge of clematis and other vines, having grown them for years (frequently on her understory trees) to grace the vertical spaces in her gardens. Laura is a garden writer and blogger and is proud to be a King County Master Gardener and a PlantAmnesty Master Pruner. You can find her blog at www.clematisinseattle.com.

Kristin Schultz moved to Seattle in 2003 and graduated from Seattle University with a degree in Environmental Studies. After wandering a few years, she discovered plants in a new way, quit everything, and went back to school for a degree in Horticulture at Edmonds Community College — and never  looked back. She is endlessly awe-struck by the plant kingdom, and her curiosity is never satisfied! She has worked in almost all facets of the industry – grower, landscaper, retail garden center, manager, and now nursery owner at Urban Earth Nursery.   She is proud and honored to be working with an incredible team of driven and compassionate women.

Seminar recordings will be live on April 19.  Prior to this date, access information and supplemental materials will be emailed to Shin-Dig registrants.  We hope that all registrants will join us for our Panelist Discussion on April 29th.  We encourage you to submit questions for the panelists prior to the evening, but there will also be time to ask questions during the evening.  Please note that the recordings will be available after the Panelist Discussion to allow registrants to review materials.

CPH and ecoPRO credits are available by contacting WSNLA directly following the event.


April 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm PDT
May 2, 2021 @ 10:00 pm PDT
$30.00 – $40.00
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