September talk: Truls Jensen of Wild Ginger Farm

September 3, 2016

Please Note: Alex Wright will be offering a guided tour of the Rock Garden at the BBG prior to the September and October meetings. Show up at 6:30 for the tour and info on the planned changes to the rock garden!

 

Our September meeting will be Thursday, September 8th at the Bellevue Botanical Garden and our speaker will be Truls Jensen of Wild Ginger Farm.

 

Wild Ginger Farm is a labor of love on a small acreage in Beavercreek, Oregon, near Portland. Their specialties include unusual alpine and rock garden plants, as well as woodland plants and select Western natives. They grow many hard-to-find perennials from around the world, offering the adventurous gardener a diverse selection of interesting and uncommon plants. Truls Jensen was born in Norway and, after moving to the U.S. as a child, was drawn to the Sierra Nevada of California where he explored and backpacked extensively. His interest in nature led him to study biology and ultimately earn a Ph.D. in Entomology. As a scientist he conducted ecological field research for the University of California, the United States Department of Agriculture and the Illinois Natural History Survey. Truls brings his observational skills to his role as primary propagator at Wild Ginger Farm. His ability to think outside the box has led to innovative propagation and cultivation approaches.

 

Refreshments and social time starts at 7 pm, program begins at 7:30 pm. Truls will have plants for sale, so please plan accordingly!


Non-members and guests are welcome!


See you all soon!

 

 

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