Submitted by the Orcas Garden Club
Join the Orcas Island Garden Club on Wednesday, Oct. 18 when it welcomes Sue Milliken and Kelly Dodson to present The Crevice Garden and Plant Conservation at Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy. Sue and Kelly will be presenting remotely from Port Townsend.
Crevice gardens are just about the most fun you can have in a small space — at least in public. Creating specific growing situations for some of the world’s most challenging plants within a cohesive sculptural matrix is immensely satisfying. The FRBC crevice garden is proving to be an effective tool for growing plants of conservation concern, including our own Olympic Mountain alpine flora which we will see on some hiking vignettes.
Sue and Kelly will speak on their crevice garden, which Paul Spriggs helped build, and speak to various plants, cultural needs, and availability as well as seeing what some of these plants look like in their native habitat.
The live zoom presentation will begin at 10 am at the Orcas Center and will be followed by social time. The zoom presentation will also be available to watch from your home. For a link to the live zoom presentation go to the Orcas Island Garden Club website (https://www.orcasislandgardenclub.org/) and click the link below the list of presentations. It will be recorded and available to view for four weeks after it is posted. To watch the recorded presentation, go to the link ‘recorded presentations’ under resources on the club website. Garden Club presentations are free and open to the public.
For more about Kelly and Sue and the Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy go to: https://farreachesbotanicalconservancy.org/