Wednesday evening, April 3 host of "Gardening with Ciscoe" and author of Ask Ciscoe, Ciscoe Morris talked to the San Juan Island Garden Club about "Great Plants for Rain Shadow Gardening. Proceeds from the sold-out event will be used to help pay for the Town's flower baskets.
Thursday afternoon he helped the Town of Friday Harbor celebrate Arbor Day. An Eastern Red Bud tree will be planted near the fairgrounds.
Ciscoe brought good cheer to the Town Council Chambers. (from left to right: Council member Barbara Starr, Ciscoe, Mayor Farhad Ghatan) Town of Friday Harbor photo
Mayor Farhad Ghatan read a proclamation:
Ciscoe's Eastern Red Bud
WHEREAS, trees, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal; and
WHEREAS, Town is honored and enthusiastic to be recognized again as a Tree City, USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation, and
WHEREAS, the Town is committed to enhancing Friday Harbor's parks and streetscapes with new plantings and street trees at various locations, and
WHEREAS, The Town of Friday Harbor and San Juan Island are thrilled to be hosting a most distinguished guest and,
WHEREAS, in celebration of Arbor Day, the Town is proud to be dedicating a new planting to this true gardening inspirations,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mayor Farhad Ghatan, do hereby proclaim
Thursday, April 4, 2019
in the Town of call upon the residents of Friday Harbor and our neighbors throughout San Juan County to support efforts to plant, care and protect our woodlands and to consider planting their own rain gardens using native trees and plants.
Further, I am inviting Mr. Morris and his lovely wife, Mary, to visit from time to time to check in on Ciscoe's Eastern Red Bud.
Town of Friday Harbor Streets and Parks Dept worker Serana Schumacher and famous gardener, writer, TV and radio star Ciscoe Morris hold onto the Eastern Red Bud which will be planted in Town. Town of Friday Harbor photo