Master Gardener First Saturday Series Begins Sept. 3

Class offers information on plant propagation through cutting and diving.

The Master Gardeners of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties will host the initial 2016-2017 session of their “First Saturday” classes on Saturday, Sept. 3.

The class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, and will demonstrate techniques for plant propagation from cuttings and plant division.

This free worship will be held at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, in Elma. The workshop will be in the garden, so dress appropriately for this rain-or-shine event and bring gardening gloves.

Plant propagation will focus on taking cuttings of plants such as geranium, fuchsia, and even conifers. Pots will be available for participants to start their own plants to take home.

Plant division will explore some of the plants in the garden that benefit from being divided. Participants may also take divided plants home to their gardens, and should bring a bag to carry their new plants home.

There will be a number of Master Gardener presenters to demonstrate propagation or plant division. Master Gardeners will explain the plants’ needs, and how to keep them healthy and growing in the home garden.

A plant clinic will follow the class and is an opportunity for participants to have some of their gardening questions answered. If you have questions about a specific plant, bring a sample of that plant (preferably in a plastic bag) for the clinician to see.

This is a free workshop and pre-registration is not required. For questions, contact Cindy Burton at for more information.