Cass Turnbull – Founder, Plant Amnesty & author, “Guide to Pruning”
Cass Turnbull’s name is synonymous with the art of good pruning. As the founder and President of Plant Amnesty, her mission has been to “end the shameless torture and mutilation of trees and shrubs.” She left the Seattle Parks Department in 1986 after 11 years to start her own landscape maintenance and consulting business, Cass Turnbull Gardening Services. An updated 3rd edition of her must-have 2004 book, Cass Turnbull’s Guide to Pruning, was released by Sasquatch in November, 2012. Cass is also the author of The Complete Guide to Landscape Design, Renovation and Maintenance (Betterway, 1990). She has made many media appearances and her articles have appeared in Organic Gardening, Pacific Horticulture, the Seattle PI, Los Angeles Times and quoted in the Wall Street Journal. She is on the Arboretum Foundation Bulletin Editorial Board and has won awards from the International Society of Arboriculture, the City of Seattle, WSNLA and the National Arbor Day Foundation. Visit the Plant Amnesty booth at the garden show, booth #2314.
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Gardening 101: Perfect Your Pruning
Renovating Ugly Rhodies
Sat, Feb 23 at 11:30 am / Rainier Room
Let’s face it – everyone’s got at least one ugly, overgrown Rhododendron in their garden. The task of pruning it seems daunting. There’s that period of awkward grow-out. And what if you even kill it with your Felco fervor? Cass Turnbull will take you through the steps to prune that unsightly mass the proper way, so your Rhodies grow back into the beautiful shrubs they are meant to be.
Tuff Luv: Renovate the Overgrown Garden
From Monstrosity to Marvelous
Sun, Feb 24 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room
Cass Turnbull gives you an evaluation strategy and tool kit to overhaul an aging garden. She’ll cover pruning, transplanting, and selective removal of plants as part of the total process to extend the working life of your landscape, and keep your own work to a minimum.
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