Wit & Wisdom from the Garden: An Author Event to Benefit Heronswood Garden

On Saturday, November 14 from 2 – 5 pm, you’ll get your chance with Wit & Wisdom from the Garden, which features a panel discussion with four of the Pacific Northwest’s most influential garden writers: Ciscoe Morris, Valerie Easton, Lucy Hardiman, and Thomas Hobbs. Terry Tazioli, host of public TV’s “Well Read,” will moderate the discussion. This event will be held in the S’Klallam Longhouse, which is located at 31912 Little Boston Road NE in Kingston.

The line-up for the panel represents decades of gardening wit and wisdom, including:

Ciscoe Morris is a popular TV and radio personality with gardening shows on KING-TV, Northwest Cable News, and KIRO 97.3 FM. He also pens a weekly column for The Seattle Times and wrote the national bestseller, Ask Ciscoe: Oh, la, la! Your Gardening Questions Answered. His personal garden has been featured in publications from across the country.

Valerie Easton has been a presence in the pages of Pacific Northwest Magazine and The Seattle Times for 24 years with her plants and gardens column. She is also the author of five gardening books, including her latest, Petal & Twig, which is about arranging fresh flowers from the garden.

Lucy Hardiman was to the garden born and is a fifth generation gardener. She is the principal of Perennial Partners, a garden design collective, which is distinguished by innovative hardscape, playful planting design, and creative approaches to problem solving. She has written for many regional and national gardening publications and is a past contributing editor for Horticulture Magazine.

Thomas Hobbs started his career as a florist, but, in 1991, became co-owner of Southlands Nursery, a mecca for great plants and garden antiques in Vancouver, B.C. He has written two books: Shocking Beauty, a beautifully photographed book on garden design; and The Jewel Box Garden, which talks gardening, creativity, and life.

The event will be moderated by Terry Tazioli, a Seattle native and news media veteran who has worked for KING-TV and The Seattle Times, among others. He is the co-author of the non-fiction bestseller Volcano: The Eruption of Mount St. Helens and currently hosts the national public television program, “Well Read.”

In addition to the panel discussion, Wit & Wisdom from the Garden will feature a reception, author book signings, a silent auction including with some rare plants from Dan Hinkley, and more.

$50 per person, or $25 for Heronswood members

Contact: Ginger Vaughan, ginger@quinnbrein.com, (206) 842-8922