Gardeners prepare for weekend of activities; public is welcome

The Homer Garden Club will sponsor its eighth annual Gardeners’ Weekend on Aug. 2-3. The weekend’s activities include:

Aug. 2: Two presentations by Debra Prizing, a Seattle- and Los Angeles-based president of the Garden Writers Association, award-winning author and proponent of an emerging eco-floral design movement. She also is a contributing editor for Better Homes and Gardens and her writing regularly appears in Horticulture, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Country Gardens and Sunset. 

Prinzing will conduct “Visual Elegance in a Vase,” a hands-on floral design workshop at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 2. Seating is limited to 24, fee is $20. That will be followed by Prinzing’s presentation, “Dazzling Bouquets: Inspiration and Beauty Straight From Your Garden,” at the visitor center at 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 3: Five unique and varied Homer gardens will be featured in the tour on Aug. 3. The tour is from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and is $10 for Homer Garden Club members, $15 for non-members. Following the tour, Gardeners’ Weekend participants are invited to a reception at Bear Creek Winery from 5-6:30 p.m.

For more information, call 226-3404 or 235-3763 or visit A full story on the weekend will be in next week’s Homer News.