Join The Kruckeberg Gardener's Discussion Forum


The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation sponsors a monthly gardener's discussion group. Meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at Shoreline City Hall Room 302. 

Each month will feature a general topic- you pick a book to go along with that theme, and join us for a lively discussion.

Interested in participating? Have an idea for a topic? Please contact group leader, KBGF Docent, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (206-364-9263).

2015 Discussion Dates and Topics

Visit our Upcoming Events page for Dates and Topics.

January 27   Mail Order Plants—the good, the bad and the hype. Bring your favorite catalogues.

February 24   Rose Care in spring. Whats and whens of pruning.

March 24   Early Vegetables from seed.

April 28     Spring Flowers from seed or 6-pack

May 26   We Love Bulbs—big, small, rare or not.

June 23   The Garden of Weedin’ Any new strategies welcomed.

July 28   Are You In The Doldrums? What to do with midsummer blahs.

August 25   Propagation from cuttings or making plants on the cheap.

September 29   Garden Touring in Foreign Countries Where’ve you been?

October 27 The Best Autumn Colors—What to plant.

November 24 Houseplants Forever, or just for the holidays.

(No December Meeting)

Gardeners Forum started as a book club - check out some of the great titles that they have recommended during previous discussions:

Everything is Coming Up Roses

  • In Search of Lost Roses by Thomas Christopher
  • Otherwise Normal People by Aurelia C. Scott
  • Growing Roses Organically by Barbara Wilde
  • Hardy Roses by Robert Osborne
  • Second Nature, a Gardener's Education by Michael Pollan
  • The Northwest Herb Lover's Handbook by Mary Preus
  • The Redoute Album by Martyn Rix
  • The Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia Of Roses by Charles Quest-Riston

Too Good to Leave Behind - all-time favorite gardening books (the ones you would want to have on a desert island)?

  • The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean & Aline Giono
  • Lewisias by B. Leroy Davidson
  • Flora Mirabilis: How Plants Have Shaped World Knowledge, Health, Wealth, and Beauty by Catherine Howell
  • The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest by Jack Nisbet (a recommendation from Dr. Art Kruckeberg)
  • The Natural History of Puget Sound Country by Arthur R. Kruckeberg

Now Available - KBGF Amazon Associates Store!

Visit our Amazon Associates Store to purchase any of the titles listed here, and support KBGF in the process. A portion of the proceeds from each sale will come back to us. You can also check out our children's book recommendations, purchase Dr. Kruckeberg's books, and take a look at our Wish List.