July Meeting is Cane Fruit!

Forget cherries. July Fourth is celebrated and done and all the cherry pie is eaten. That means it’s time to start thinking about next year and (drumroll, please) the Queen of Fruits: Raspberries.

We are fortunate to have a Pam Sinclair speak to us this month about cane fruits, that group of fruits with long canes and thumb-pricking thorns (excluding, of course, the near-perfect raspberry…). Pam will present an overview of growing all sorts of cane berries – how to select, grow (soils, pH, watering, fertilizing, pruning, etc.) and the common problems – excluding bleeding thumbs – berry growers face.

Pam is a longtime nursery person, a certified professional horticulturist and garden educator. She has taught college level soil and plant ID classes and does a series of basic gardening classes for Valley Nursery in Poulsbo each spring. She has also been published in several national gardening publications.

Pam has been operating a landscape design and consultation business for the past 25 years, GardenGal Designs. She was a longtime resident of the north Seattle area then moved to Kitsap about 10 years ago living in Indianola on the beach for most of that time. She recently moved to Bainbridge. Pam says, “I garden with the help of a loveable but clueless Cocker spaniel and a very helpful, hunting cat. Just wish he was big enough to keep the deer out of the garden!!” “I love talking about plants …any kind!”.

We’ll have coffee/tea and snacks to share. Don’t miss this fun event!

Bainbridge Island Fruit Club February Meeting

When – July 18, 2019, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Where – Bainbridge Island Grange Hall (Downstairs), 10340 Madison Ave NE.

See you there!

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