Master Gardeners to offer workshop

“The Three P’s: Pruning, Planting and Pests”

The WSU Master Gardeners of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties will stage their second First Saturday workshop of 2018 this weekend.

The workshop, titled “The Three P’s: Pruning, Planting and Pests,” will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the WSU Extension Office meeting room, located at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds in Elma.

What you’ll learn during this workshop:

• What to prune this time of year.

• How to care for your pruning equipment.

• Identifying the plants, trees, shrubs that can be best planted in the fall.

• Choosing the right plant for the right place in your landscape.

• The concept of integrated pest management (IPM) — a means of identifying and monitoring pest populations, and then selecting the most effective control methods with the least possible hazard to people, pets and the environment.

• IPM tasks for November.

A plant clinic will follow the workshop. Bring your gardening questions, along with samples of problems you are experiencing in your garden.

There is no charge for the class or the clinic, and no reservations are required.

For event questions, contact WSU Master Gardener Katie Lutz at