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Can a gardener have too many plants? That’s a question the Seal Rock Garden Club aims to answer on Wednesday, March 20, when it hosts a free program on plant propagation.

Michele Thompson, a third-generation nursery grower and owner of Thompson’s Nursery in Waldport, will give a presentation on how to grow a variety of plants through practical propagation methods. With more than 50 years of combined family history of growing and hybridizing stock and a reputation for specialization in large leaf rhododendrons, Thompson knows a thing or two about gardening — coastal gardening in particular.

In addition to popular market offerings available at most nurseries, Thompson propagates plants for her customers that are not readily available through wholesale sources. She will discuss practical techniques and tools for the home gardener to have on-hand in order to grow what they want well in advance of these plants’ broad market release and availability. There will be a selection of plants for purchase after the program.

The March 20 presentation, which is free and open to all, will start at 11 am at the Seal Rock Garden Clubhouse at 10377 NW Rand Street, Seal Rock, next to the old Seal Rock Fire Department.

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