Woodinville invites locals to iris class

June 13, 2012 by  

This Saturday, June 16, 21 Acres will be hosting “21 Acres Iris Class – A Flower For Every Season” at 13701 NE 171st Street in Woodinville, Washington. This event takes place from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

The course will provide guests with all they need to know about creating stunning iris gardens in their yard, blooming from spring to fall. Guests will receive a complete overview of the varieties which are available, including the beardless and bearded varieties. Among other things, they will learn which types of soil irises do best in and get tips on how to tell when soil is nutrient deficient, how to use the best methods to improve nutrient deficient soil, and how to divide irises using tried and true methods that are quick and easy. There will also be advice given on pesticide and herbicide use in an iris garden, as well as information about new and interesting varieties available in today’s markets.

This course is being conducted by Patrick Spence, owner of Cascadia Iris Gardens, as he is renowned for his expertise and premium hybridizer of many types of irises. This course fills quickly when offered, especially since flyer printing and poster printing were probably used to advertise and promote the event to local gardening enthusiasts, so advanced registration is a good idea.

21 acres is a non-profit farm and organization in Woodinville and is part of the King County Farmland Preservation project. The goal of 21 acres is to promote sustainability in the environment, in agriculture, and in the community.

The cost to attend the course is $10 and it is open to everyone. For more information about this event, visit 21 Acres’ website or call 425-481-1500.