jun 22Garden Delights - All about FernsMaster Gardener's Urban Demonstration GardenFerns can play an important role in your garden. If you have shade, you have a perfect setting for ferns, although you may have to bring in some soil to cover tree roots. Our native sword fern can be a workhorse in the garden. It will do well in sun or shade. Beyond the sword fern there are many other ferns to choose from. Judith Jones from Fancy Fronds will share her vast knowledge on the topic. Learn all about ferns in this interesting talk and stop by to see the fern garden in the demonstration garden. jun 22 - jun 23Eastside Heritage Center's Strawberry FestivalEastside Heritage CenterThe Bellevue Strawberry Festival is a family friendly community event held on the fourth weekend of June. You can expect main stage entertainment, hands on history exhibits, craft vendors, food, an auto show and tons of family fun! And, you will very likely see a strawberry or two (shortcake eating contests, strawberry flats, chocolate covered strawberries, and much more). jun 29Grafting VegetablesMaster Gardener's Urban Demonstration GardenFred Werner will be showing several methods of grafting vegetables and tell the reasons for doing each. He will discuss our preliminary tomato results from the previous years trials and plans for other trials with peppers and melons. jul 13Shade GardeningMaster Gardener's Urban Demonstration GardenShade gardens dont have to be dull and boring. This workshop will help you in selecting the plants that will grow well in your type of shade. It will explain the different types of shade and how best to handle them. There are many plants that do very well in shade and some with variegated leaves that will lighten up the area. There are even plants that will do well competing with tree roots. You can create interest in the shade garden by using a variety of leaf textures.