Central Puget Sound Chapter
to the Central Puget Sound Chapter (CPS) of the Washington Native Plant Society!
We serve King County and the southern half of Snohomish County, encompassing native forests, alpine areas, wetlands, coastal areas, streams and a booming population. For numerous ways to discover and protect native plants and their habitats close to home, see below.Whether your interest is in learning all you can about native plants and botany, taking care of native plant habitats at home and beyond, or meeting others who are equally passionate about native plants, the CPS chapter has many ways for you to meet your goals. Please explore our website, and do not hesitate to contact any of our board members if you would like to jump in or have questions.
Join us Thursday April 25 at the Bellevue Botanical Garden
"Seeking Western Wildflowers"
with Richard Ramsden
Photo credit: Camas in bloom (Camassia quamash)
Native Plant Press
MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER
"Native Plant Press" March 2017 (Mobile version)
NOTE: New chapter meeting locations for 2017
Please scroll to the bottom of the page for the complete CPS calendar.
See all upcoming programs and complete information on our new program page.
Thursday April 25
"Seeking Western Wildflowers"
Tues. April 25 7:00 pm
Bellevue Botanical Garden, Aaron Education Center
12001 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98005
Native Plant Identification Workshop at 6:30, program starts at 7:30
A free plant identification workshop is offered before each Chapter meeting at 6:30 PM. While the workshop is oriented primarily toward beginners, anyone who wants to work on improving keying skills or their familiarity with the northwest flora is welcome. Feel free to bring samples of unknown plants in for identification. We will have plenty of material and tools if you come empty-handed.
Richard Ramsden will provide an examination of wildflowers in their native habitats from roadsides to mountain peaks of Washington. Native species discussed will include many rare or rarely seen. Their unique qualities will be highlighted as well as suggestions on where to see them this spring and upcoming summer. The program is intended for everyone with an interest in native plants: beginner or advanced, hiker or gardener.
The speaker is a longtime member of WNPS. Besides travelling extensively throughout Washington to seek out wildflowers in their native habitats, he also cultivates many in his Seattle garden and nursery. His photos have been included in many articles and books on western natives and his talks on this topic have been shared with groups from Vancouver BC to Portland OR.
Refreshments, Public Invited, Admission is free.
Volunteer for the Native Plant Sale
The sale will be held on Saturday April 29 at Mercerdale Park on Mercer Island.
Volunteer assignments are available April 28 and 29 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Volunteering allows you to shop at the show early for best selection! Meet other members...spend the day with plants...physical and non-physical tasks available...plant expertise not required!
Central Puget Sound Chapter ~ Calendar of Events
20 CPS Board Meeting, Magnuson Park office
5 Plant Sale committee meeting, 12 noon, location to be determined
17 CPS Board Meeting, Magnuson Park office
25 Richard Ramsden on "Seeking Washington Wildflowers." Bellevue Botanical Garden
1 Nursery work party. Contact George Macomber for details: Georgems@98115.net
4 Linda Vorobik speaking on the Flora of New Zealand. Center for Urban Horticulture
15 CPS Board Meeting, Magnuson Park office
1 David Giblin speaking on the Hitchcock revision.
Mountaineers Program Center, Cascade Room
5 Nursery work party. Contact George Macomber for details: Georgems@98115.net
13 Nancy Kartes, Manager, "Bellevue Botanical Garden Present and Future" and
give a tour of the Urban Meadow Project.
19 CPS Board Meeting, Magnuson Park office
Seeking Native Plants -What to do with your surplus native flora? Donate of Course!
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