Puget Sound gardening guru Ciscoe Morris hosts many radio, tv and personal appearances with a NW garden theme. Here are some of our rain garden adventures with Ciscoe, and we now say “Ooh La La!” and enjoy your brussels sprouts.
Wedgwood Elementary School, Seattle. October 2010. Ciscoe lives nearby, and what was supposed to be just a short visit grew into hours of fun. Ciscoe and the planting volunteers take time out for this group photo; Ciscoe and Marilyn Jacobs share a fun moment. Marilyn designed the rain garden.
Pierce County Library, Eatonville Branch. May 2009. Just a few months before taking these, we were guests with Ciscoe on a radio broadcast in Woodinville, WA, sponsored by Cedar Grove Composting. It was our first show with him, and the camera was clicking, but without it’s digital flash card – ouch! Luckily we caught up later with Ciscoe at a charity event in Eatonville, where he graciously took time out for these publicity shots with Myrna Lopas.
18th St SW, Puyallup. September 2010. A cluster of six rain gardens are completed during a large community planting event in this Clark’s Creek neighborhood. David Hymel and Ciscoe exchange stories on air during a live broadcast of Gardening With Ciscoe on 97.3 FM KIRO radio, and Ciscoe stops for a photo op with Carrie Bauer.
Baumgartner Ave NW, Eatonville, WA. May 2010. This was the first cluster installation in Eatonville, and it protects downstream Mashel River, an important salmon spawning stream in the Nisqually watershed. Ciscoe hosted his radio show during a very well attended community planting event where he and Sally King enjoy an interview moment; Marilyn Jacobs gets a personally autographed rain garden t-shirt.
8th Ave NW, Puyallup, WA. August, 2009. Seven rain gardens, our first rain garden cluster, were installed with the help of Ciscoe and his radio road crew. We had a great time and set the “standard” for combining media and community events to complete these very successful rain gardens and now neighborhood attractions. Ciscoe and Mark Howard, owner of Landmark Landscaping, who donated the rain garden construction effort, share a humorous call-in question from a listener; the Lowe’s planting crew strikes a success pose with Ciscoe 🙂