Fall Plant Sale & Speakers

Cool Plants & Hot Tips

2021 Cool Plants - Hot Tips After a scorching summer, fall is a good time to find new plants to replace your plants. Thank you to all who participated in the September 12 Fall Plant Sale. Despite the Seattle misty start, the throngs of excited gardeners descended on Bellevue Botanical Garden early on Sunday.

2021 Ciscoe Morris and Nita-Jo Rountree

Ciscoe Morris and Nita-Jo Rountree in the moment

Ciscoe Morris, Nita-Jo Rountree and Christina Pfeiffer joined the talented guides from the Bellevue Botanical Garden Partners to generously donate their time to help the Master Gardener Foundation of King County in this annual fall fundraiser. We enjoyed the participation of a budding fuchsia gardener learning to propagate on Sunday morning. The guided talks through various parts of the Garden were a big hit.

2021 Steve and Charlotte Metz with fuchsias

MG Steve Metz with daughter, Charlotte, and their newly potted fuchsias

Thank you to all who participated and shared their knowledge as they wandered in the Garden and at the plant sale.

Now you will have time to settle your new plants in time for the rains. May they be beautiful for you next year!

Below is the list of those vendors who participated in this year’s Fall Plant Sale. We appreciate your continuing support of these businesses through your patronage during the year.

Lastly, thank you again for supporting the Master Gardener Program with your generous donations and participation in our events. You may still donate on the Foundation website at MGFKC.org/donate year-round. We look forward to seeing you next year.


Several local specialty plant vendors participated at this sale.

The NE Seattle Tool Library was in attendance. You are able to access a wide variety of tools and expert advice at their site.


The special guest speakers included local celebrity gardeners and educators Ciscoe Morris, Oh la la!, Nita-Jo Rountree and Christina Pfeiffer.

Speaker Details.
See details about these speakers and their entertaining and informative talks. Master Gardeners did earn continuing education hours (CEs) for attending these events.

Books, too. These speakers had copies of their popular books available for sale at the event.

COVID-19 PROTOCOL. All registrants who attended the speaker events inside Aaron Hall Education Center had to be vaccinated and were required to wear a mask at all times. By entering Aaron Hall you were representing yourself as fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bellevue Botanical Garden is requiring masks or face coverings in all indoor spaces at the Garden, including restrooms, regardless of vaccination status. Visit the BBG COVID-19 web page for the most up-to-date information regarding the Garden’s protocols.
Master Gardeners who participate in in-person Master Gardener activities were to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Misrepresenting one’s vaccination status is grounds for dismissal from the Master Gardener program.


This year’s guided talks throughout the Garden focused on unique areas that are individually maintained by the BBG Garden Partners. See BBG map for areas included in this year’s walks. Here’s where we visited:

The plant sale, guided talks and planned speakers are open to the public. Master Gardeners may earn continuing education hours (CEs) for attending these events.


The Fall Festival of Plants and Speakers – Cool Plants – Hot Tips was a fundraising event for the Master Gardener Foundation of King County. We hope that you were able to attend, buy plants for setting out in your garden as the rainy season lingers on the horizon and register for the guided talks and speakers to learn more about how to care for the plants that thrive not only at the Bellevue Botanical Garden but also in our own gardens here in the PNW.

Master Gardener Foundation of King County
Master Gardener Foundation of King County

The Foundation provides the essential financial support for all Master Gardener activities in King County.
In 2021 we are building a new demonstration garden to extend our mission to reach residents
with information about environmentally friendly, sustainable vegetable gardening in urban areas.
Funding for our email, in person and video clinics allows us to continue to provide
research-based gardening information to home gardeners this year.

Thank you for your continuing support.


Updated September 14, 2021

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