Monthly Archives: February 2024

This Sat Mar 2nd afternoon 2PM-4PM STFS in-person meeting @ Sky Nursery featuring Ingela Wanerstrand talk Selecting Fruit for PNW Gardens preceded by FREE Seattle Rose Society talks 10AM-1PM. Public welcome and FREE for all.

Like last year, the first in-person indoor STFS membership meeting for 2024 is set for this Saturday (March 2nd) but in the afternoon 2 PM to 4 PM at Sky Nursery (18528 Aurora Ave N Shoreline, WA 98133, Store open 9-6 Daily, phone 206.546.4851 email just north of Seattle.

Venue is a large, airy glass-enclosed greenhouse space with apparent good ventilation and probably will be cooler than comfortable so wear an extra layer.

Like we’ve done at past in-person meetings, please bring stuff to give away, barter or sell to STFS members including fruit-growing guides and journals, fruit-growing equipment, scion wood and other cuttings for plant propagation, plant starts, … Tables will be set up for this activity.

Please also bring any displays or other items to discuss any current fruit-growing successes or challenges you’ve encountered over the past several years. We all learn by communicating with each other our successes and challenges.

Please bring mason bee cocoons to exchange with other STFS members and spread genetic diversity.

STFS’s remaining inventory of maggot barriers will be available for STFS members. Same price as in 2022/23 ($12 per package of 100 maggot barriers).

Sky Nursery stocks numerous fruit plants, so maybe spend some extra time browsing onsite inventory.

If you adore roses, come early starting at 10 AM for free talks offered by the Seattle Rose Society. More details below.

And maybe take a break between rose and fruit growing talks to drive a mile or so north up Aurora to Shoreline and get your Costco including $19.99 bareroot single variety fruit trees (for example, shiro plum, honeycrisp apple, …) or $26.99 multi-variety (for example, honeycrisp/braeburn/gala/fuji apple, …) from a reputable area nursery additionally vetted by Costco as a purveyor of quality products that Costco members deserve.

From Sky Nursery Event page:

Roses for PNW Gardeners March 2nd, 10am-1pm

Join us in welcoming the experts from the Seattle Rose Society and come for one or all three segments of this FREE series on growing thriving, stunning roses in the PNW. 

Rose Pruning for Success 10-10:50

PNW Rose Variety Selection 11-11:50

Caring for Roses in the PNW 12-12:50

No Registration Necessary. Our greenhouse is covered, but still cool. Be sure to dress in layers!

Fruit for PNW Gardeners March 2nd, 2pm-3pm

Expert horticulturist and educator Ingela Wanerstrand will share her vast knowledge on the best fruit to grow in your NW Garden and how to go about growing it well. Whether you’ve got room for one blueberry in a pot or enough acreage to start an orchard, you won’t want to miss this seminar. 

Join the Seattle Tree Fruit Society afterwards from 3-4pm for their monthly meeting, including fruit tree discussion, display plants and more. All are welcome.

No Registration Necessary. Our greenhouse is covered, but still cool. Be sure to dress in layers!

SCFS/STFS Blueberry Pruning Workshop, This Sat., Feb. 24, 2024 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM FREE to all WCFS members and the public.

Joint SCFS/STFS – Event!  

Blueberry Pruning Workshop

When: This Sat., Feb. 24, 2024 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Who: FREE to all WCFS members and the public.  (Donations are welcome)

Where:  Blueberry Glenn Farm

14355 Kelly Road NE, Duvall, WA  98019

Site phone 425.780.5551

Site email

Why:  To learn and practice how to properly prune mature blueberry bushes with guided instruction

The Seattle Tree Fruit Society and the Snohomish County Fruit Society are pleased to sponsor a Blueberry Pruning workshop at Blueberry Glenn Farm in Duvall, WA.  

Blueberry Glenn is an 11-acre farm with over 1,000 blueberry bushes, some over 70 years old.  Experienced instructors from both clubs will be present to lead this activity.  Saturday’s event will be your opportunity to receive guided pruning instruction on individual mature plants, including several classic heirloom varieties.

What you should bring:  Warm clothing, pruning equipment, water, snacks.  Rest room facilities will be available.

For more information, please call Mike Ewanciw, President STFS  206-683-9665.  Or email STFS at