Volume 1, Issue 3
NHS Spring Plant Sale this Friday
Don’t miss the Northwest Horticultural Society’s annual Spring Plant Sale!
Friday, March 7, 9 am – 3 pm at the Center for Urban Horticulture
Arrive early to get tickets ($5, on sale beginning at 8:30 am) for a 10:00 lecture by Dan Hinkley: Favorite Vignettes of Spring: Noteworthy Plant Combinations for the Pacific Northwest
Sale proceeds will benefit the Elisabeth C. Miller Library. Thank you, NHS!
Now accepting book donations for our annual
Garden Lovers’ Book Sale
Wine and Cheese Preview Party and Book Sale
Friday, April 4th from 5:00-8:00 pm; tickets $20 in advance; 206-543-9415
Saturday, April 5th from 9:00 am-3:00 pm; free admission
Save the date: the Miller Library annual book sale is coming up on April 4th and 5th. If you need to make some space on your bookshelf, we are
now accepting donations of gently used gardening books! Please bring your
books for donation whenever the library is open, Monday 9-8; Tuesday -
Friday 9-5; Saturday 9-3. Sorry, we cannot accept magazines for this
A Wetlands Affair:
Drawings of the Union Bay Natural Area
Artist Juliet Shen
has adopted the Union Bay Natural Area as her outdoor studio, drawing
there from her small folding stool through all four seasons. Her
drawings of the area will be on display at theMiller Library through March 31, 2014.
Juliet has a masters degree in typeface design and teaches typography at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle. She is the designer of a new typeface for the Lushootseed language based on shapes found in traditional Salish art.
A portion of the proceeds from artwork sales benefit the Library.
The Garden at Night: Private Views of Public Edens
Photographs by Linda Rutenberg
Chronicle Books, 2007
Featured book from our Oversized section
As a resident of Montréal, Linda Rutenberg does not qualify as a Pacific
Northwest author, but the collection of her photographs in the 2007
publication The Garden at Night: Private Views of Public Eden includes Pacific Northwest subjects. The Washington Park Arboretum and the Butchart
Gardens are both featured, as are several other west coast gardens. The
Italian Garden at Butchart is particularly enchanting at night, and one
simply must experience Azalea Way -- after dark!
This review by Brian Thompson, Curator of Horticultural Literature, originally appeared in the Fall 2009 Arboretum Bulletin.