Small-space gardening for April First Saturday

Containers, vertical gardening and more to be addressed at First Saturday

Have you been bit by the Spring Fever Bug, but lack the space to shower with your creative juices?

The Grays Harbor Master Gardeners’ first Saturday program on April 1 has solutions for you. The workshop will cover topics such as using containers, square-foot and vertical gardening, straw bales, raised beds.

Each First Saturday program is followed by a plant clinic, which is your opportunity to ask your specific garden and plant questions. If you plan to bring a diseased plant or small organism for identification, use a sealed container to prevent spread of the problem.

The workshop hours are 10 a.m. to noon on April 1 at the WSU Grays Harbor County Extension office. The Extension office is located at the east end of the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds Mike Murphy Pavilion parking lot.

There is no need to preregister for the free program.

For questions, contact Master Gardener Cindy Burton via email,

Garnet Kuronen is a WSU Master Gardener Intern.

WSU Master Gardeners are registering vendors now for the 17th annual Grays Harbor Home and Garden Show scheduled for May 20-21.

Terri Small, event director, said the goal is to have about 100 vendors in the show, which will occupy the entire pavilion at the Grays Harbor fairgrounds in Elma.

“We WSU Master Gardeners have 16 successful years organizing and sponsoring this show,” Small said. “Our positive track record results in 3,000 visitors for the two-day event.”

This year’s event will include Washington state gardener Ciscoe Morris as Sunday’s speaker, a sure draw for visitors.

For more information or to obtain a vendor registration packet, contact Robin Valentine ( or 482 2051).

Master Gardeners is a program of the WSU county extension office.