A photo of Scotch broom in Discovery Park in King County, Washington

Learn the latest on Scotch broom at symposium in Snoqualmie on May 23

Scotch broom is one of the most costly invasive species in Washington, according to a 2017 report commissioned by Washington State agencies. Of the 23 species analyzed, the study found that Scotch broom is near the top of the list in terms of economic impact on Washington’s landscapes, agriculture, business, and recreation. Scotch broom is a serious threat to native…

Take a class about weeds and other naughty plants

Bellevue Botanical Garden is hosting a workshop on our favorite subject this Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 10-11:30am, aptly named “Weeds and Other Naughty Plants“. Master Gardener Joan Helbacka and King County Noxious Weed Specialist Karen Peterson are teaming up to teach all about weeds, from the pesky, nuisance weeds common in our gardens, to…

Identificación de plantas nativas, invasoras y ornamentales (Identification of native, invasive and ornamental plants)

Este taller de entrenamiento es para botánicos, jardineros, paisajistas o personas interesadas en plantas. Es gratis, abierto al público y será en español. Esta clase estudiará cómo identificar plantas comunes de la zona. Casa Latina, in collaboration with King County, is hosting a free Spanish language workshop on identification of common plants found in western Washington. The workshop will be free, open to the public and will be presented in Spanish. The material presented in this workshop is geared toward botanists, landscapers, and gardeners but will be useful to anyone interested in plants of western Washington.

Registration open for noxious weed control classes

Registration is now open for our annual noxious weed control seminars. There will be three sessions this year and space is limited so make sure to register as soon as possible. In addition to our regular seminar, we are pleased to offer a plant identification class in Spanish on April 20 at Casa Latina, covering native, invasive…