“Succulents” by Bob Blackett

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Succulents are plants that store water in their fleshy leaves, stems and roots to withstand times of drought. They are beautiful and interesting, but are they easy to care for? Can you plant succulents in your garden here on the Olympic Peninsula? Will they withstand a cold winter? Do they really need less water than other plants?

Agave…Burro’s Tail…Christmas Cactus. There are over 10,000 varieties, many are hardy, and can tolerate pests and diseases. From Aloe Vera to Zamioculcas Zamiifolia, succulent class is in session!

Join Clallam County Master Gardener Bob Blackett Thursday, September 8th from noon – 1:00 p.m. for a Green Thumb Garden Tips Zoom presentation and find out why so many gardeners are in love with these diverse plants.

Bob and his wife Debbie Harrison moved to Sequim 3 years ago. They are in the first post-Covid class of master gardeners, having their 12-week training entirely online. But they have roots in Tucson and the Sonoran Desert, were docents at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and are admitted cactus/succulent nuts. They are in charge of the succulent garden at Clallam County Master Gardeners’ Woodcock Demonstration Garden. Bob is a chemist, taught chemistry for two years in the U.S. Peace Corps in Africa, and worked a career in Arizona crime laboratories as a DNA analyst.

Join by computer: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/92007991742?pwd=OWxtbmNBditKd3ordjA2WEFyME9PUT09

Or join by phone: 253-215-8782

Meeting ID: 920 0799 1742

Passcode: 709395

The “Green Thumbs Garden Tips” education series, sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners, is held on the second and fourth Thursday each month through October. In November, December, and January, one lecture is offered. Scheduled presentations are subject to change.

Visit the WSU Extension Clallam County website calendar for the latest information on upcoming presentations. For questions, call 360-565-2679.