ELWD ECHO May 15 2021

ELWD ECHO – May 15, 2021 

Director’s Message 
 

Pandemic Poem   by Lana Finegold 

From pause to possibility, I’m longing for tranquility, 
My world before Pandemic is no more. 
How much is gone, how much lives on 
We only know our gardens grow 
And lucky me, my garden’s out my door. 
My garden does inspire me and every day it tires me. 
And gives me hope and joy to see a fresh new blossom just for me. 
So dig I will and deadhead too, there’s always more than I can do 
But hope and promise strengthens me and I can say decidedly 
A purpose driven garden helps me grow. 
So give your all to gardening. And let it cause your heart to sing 
And may you have success in all you do. 
And may you learn and may you cope and may your garden give you hope 
May blessings rain specifically on YOU.  

Marti and I thank YOU for being loyal to your garden club and the District. And we hope that you remember GREEN MATTERS. May your garden inspire and sustain you. 

ELWD ELECTION of new officers – time to vote 
 There were no further nominations after the earlier presentation of the slate of officers. 
 To vote:  Please send your “Yes/Accept” or “No/Reject” to elect slate as presented to Joyce Voldal, javoldal@hotmail.comThose not voting will be considered yes votes  (Note from Joyce – please show your support for this group by actually casting your vote – those receiving Echo directly from me can “Reply sender”).  Deadline to vote is May 20. The tally will be announced at the virtual GMM May 24. New officers begin their term at the start of our fiscal year, July 1. 
 

2021-2023 Slate of Officers: 
Director – Linda White, Hilltoppers GC  
First Assistant Director   ELAWAG Designers 2021-2022 and Avant Designers for 2022-2023 (arranges Design Programs) 
Second Assistant Director -Cathy Williams, Issaquah & Terra Tillers GC  (arranges Horticulture Programs) 
Treasurer – Gale Baullinger, West Sammamish & Issaquah GC 
Recording Secretary – Joy Jackson. Issaquah GC 
Dues Secretary – Krystal Kaald Bevel, West Sammamish GC 
Parliamentarian – Elaine Pinkerton, Willowmoor GC 

 
ELWD General Membership Event – May 24, 1:00 PM 
East Lake Washington District is holding a virtual General Membership Meeting. 
 

Program:  We will start with a backyard habitat program featuring Ann Kronenwetter who is in Chinook District of WSFGC. Ann is currently PRGC bird chairman and has served in that capacity many years on the state federation (WSFGC)  level. PRGC is the region our state federation is in. Ann enjoys birding and maintains a wildlife backyard that welcomes native birds. Gardening designed to impact wildlife habitat, with trees shrubs and flowering plants, has become an important gardening focus. We want to encourage birds, butterflies, bees and beneficial insects right outside our front and back doors, off our porches and patios. Learn what horticultural practices invite Northwest birds and wildlife into a habitat healthy for them. 

RSVP to Joyce Voldal by May 20, javoldal@hotmail.com. She will send you the Zoom link by May 23 or sooner. 

Note on future General Meetings:  

The new officers and COVID rules will determine whether ELWD can meet in person or will continue virtual meetings. 
 

ELWD Container Loan Program 

Lana Finegold houses the district container loan program. Anyone interested in borrowing a container, should contact Lana at 425-747-5742. See the District website for pictures of the many containers available, free to borrow. 

 
GARDEN CLUB WEBSITE REFERENCE LIST 

NGC: www.gardenclub.org 
Pacific Region: www.pacificregiongardenclubs.org 

WSFGC: www.wagardenclubs.com 
ELWD: www.elwd.org  
Bellevue Botanical Garden: www.bellevuebotanical.org 

Enjoy the lovely weather and hope to hear from you this week, 
Joyce Voldal, ELWD Mailout Chairman 

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Festival of Color Update to May 10th 2021

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Flower Show Planning Meeting May 3rd Zoom Minutes with updates to May 10 2021
Members Present (20) June Ann H, Elaine P, Lenda S, Mary Deviny, Charlene T, Dianne T, Gale Baullinger, Joy J, Linda W, Mandy C, Mary Cathy W, Debbie D, Joan D, Sally C, Shadi W, Dee H, Pat K, Lana F, Jean P, Marianne W.

Place:  Bellevue Botanical Garden Inside or Outside
     Outside: 30×30 foot Gathering Space or   Inside: Education Center

Dates: Outside will be a 1 day show Friday, July 30th 2021- Inside is not confirmed.  Could be 1 ,  2 or 3 days.

Due to Covid 19 we are uncertain if the Education Center will be open. There fore we will plan a show in the outside Gathering area for Friday, July 30th 2021.   This will be a 1 day show.
 Entries and Set Up  8AM – 9:30  AM
Judging 10AM – 12 PM
Open to Public – 12PM- 4PM
Take Down 4-5PM

Schedule:  Lana Finegold, Gale Baullinger, Pat Kaald, June Ann Hassebroek
                4 Classes of Design, 3-4 classes of horticulture  This will be a 1 page schedule (both sides).

Staging and Set up:  Linda White, Jean Pass, Mary Deviny, Mandy Carter, Shadi Wang
                 Includes Division / Table Names – use card stock with zots
                Big Signs, Stage Design Layout

Design Entries – Email Gale Baullinger. Entries must be made in advance.
Design Entry Cards – Gale Baullinger -Template on the web
Design Consultants – Gale Baullinger, Elaine Pinkerton
Design Classification – ????

Photography class – None as outside show
Photography of show and designs: Debbie Defilipps, Charlene Trent Lewis
 Book of Evidence: Mary Stumph
Judges:  Marianne Wilkins Will need 6 judges.  Check Panera Bread for Box lunches.
 Awards: Debbie Defilipps – locate, secure stickers and ribbons
All Agreed to use stickers rather than ribbons for the show.  June Ann would like Best of Show in Horticulture and Best of Show in Design ribbons.

Horticulture Pre Show Consultant: Sally Cadranell
Horticulture Entries: Pat Kaald, Sally Cadranell – provide entry cards
Horticulture Placement: Mandy Carter, Joan Waldeck, Dee Hawks
Horticulture Classification – Sally Cadranell, Joan Waldeck, Mandy Carter
Horticulture entry cards  are in the Web under the education tab.  Members complete their own.  Extras at Entry Desk.

Clerks:  Lenda Sundene will secure 4 clerks – Dianne Tanner, Mary Deviny ( 2 more needed)
Sign In Table with membership Trifolds -Mary Cathy Williams

Next Zoom  meeting Monday June 14th 2021 11:00 AM
Questions or concerns, contact June Ann Hassebroek.

REV 4  F of C Flower Show Minutes May 3rd 2021  Includes Updates to May 10, 2021
Submitted by Marianne Wilkins
Approved – June Ann Hassebroek, Chair

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ELWD Echo Extra 2/15/202

ELWD Echo Extra 2/15/2021
On behalf of the leadership team, Marti and I hope that you are staying healthy and had a wonderful Valentines Day. And we hope you enjoyed the snow days.
Hugs
Lana
Coming up are some very important ELWD dates.


GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Be sure to join us Monday February 22, at 1:00 p.m. when we welcome Pacific Region Director Robin Pokorski who will teach us about growing geraniums. Robin has served National Garden Clubs for many years now as a chairman and as an officer. She is a past president of California Garden Clubs, Inc. and she lives in California. Because we are using Zoom for meetings, we can benefit from her expertise all the way from California. Robin is also part of the NGC Leadership team. So we are all in for a treat on Monday February 22 at 1:00 p.m. Do register for this Zoom event.


The first 7 to register with Joyce Voldal who sent you this notice, will win a 2021 Vision of Beauty Calendar. Winners will need to pick up their calendar at the home of Lana Finegold in Bellevue or Cate Mueller in Issaquah. So do remember to register for February 22 ASAP.


WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS: Pacific Region is sponsoring workshops each Wednesday beginning at 9:30 a.m. Each workshop lasts about one hour with 20 minutes focusing on design or horticulture and 20 minutes on a hot topic. The hot topics cover leadership skills like what to include in minutes or treasurer reports. There is usually a commercial and every workshop includes education, information and humor. To sign up, email Robin Pokorski who moderates each workshop.


April 12 You are Invited to join Avant Designers meeting via Zoom at 11 a.m. The group will be sharing floral designs focusing on one of the design elements. The group meets the second Monday of each month via Zoom during the pandemic pause. To get the Zoom link, register with Marianne Wilkins. The designs are posted each month on the ELWD website.


April 26: Save the date for the ELWD Board Meeting at 1:00 p.m. An agenda will go out to the board which includes club presidents, district officers and district chairmen.


May 24: Save the date for the General Membership Meeting of ELWD at 1:00 p.m.. Ann Kronenwetter will focus on backyard wildlife, pollinators and plants to attract them. Ann has served on the WSFGC Board as bird chairman and on the Pacific Region Board she is Bird Chairman now. She will share a wealth of experience. And we will be giving away more Vision of Beauty calendars.

ELWD NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The committee is composed of Elaine Pinkerton, Mary Deviny, Nan Gordon and Debbie DeFilipps. If you would like to join the committee do call one of the members and volunteer. Anyone may suggest nominees.

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Garden Study School C4 ZOOM

Here are the registration trifold and flyer forms. The trifold contains the schedule and other necessary information. Use either form for registration. If you have any questions about your good standing dates or status please contact WSFGC State Gardening School Chairman Brynn Tavasci at brynn-tavasci@comcast.net.

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Pacific Region Workshop Wednesdays

Presented by Stars from around the Country

Workshops begin via ZOOM promptly at 9:30 a.m. PST. 

Contact Robin Pokorski, PRGCDirector@gmail.com to get on the link distribution list.

  • November 18
  • Presenter:  Gay Austin, NGC President  
  • Topic: Autumnal floral design (advanced)
  • Topic: How to take Minutes
  • November 25
  • Presenter:  Suzy Andrego
  • Topic: Planting with bulbs
  • Topic: How to set a Budget

  • January 6
  • Presenter: Shirley Tetreault
  • Topic: Floral Design Mechanics (basic)
  • Topic: How to set process an amendment to a motion
  • January 13
  • Presenter: Tina Tuttle
  • Topic: Basic Botany
  • Topic: How to Deal with Difficult People
  • January 20
  • Presenter: Judy Newman
  • Topic: Geraniums
  • Topic: How to Schedule a Convention
  • January 27
  • Presenter: Lynn Fronk
  • Topic: Winter floral design (advanced)
  • Topic: When discussing turns to arguing
  • February 3
  • Presenter: Tina Tuttle
  • Topic: 7 Plants that Changed the World
  • Topic: How to set an agenda
  • February 10
  • Presenter: Darlene Newell
  • Topic: Combination Plantings
  • Topic: Treasurer’s Reports
  • February 17
  • Presenter:
  • Topic: Increasing Membership
  • Topic: Email etiquette
  • February 24
  • Presenter:
  • Topic:
  • Topic: Motivating participation
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ELWD ECHO October 2020

Hi Garden Club Members,

I’ve attached the now electronically available for all, Washington Garden & Design; I always love the Horticulture articles by Ellen Rector.   Check out all the ELWD info below. If you register for the Zoom program, you’ll get the invite a couple days before the event; sign up if you think you’re interested and receive the invite – if you decide not to take part, just don’t link up – it’s all okay.   Jon Throne has become a favorite of many of us and it will be interesting to see how his enthusiastic in person presentations translate via Zoom – think we’re in for a treat. We’ve also included a message from Alison Johnson with a free program offer for your club; those of you who Zoomed with us last time enjoyed one of her presentations. I’ve seen some of her other ones and they’re all good.

Stay safe – mask up and socially distance, and PLEASE VOTE

Joyce Voldal, ELWD Mailout Chairman

ELWD  ECHO

Save the Date: November 16, 1:00 PM via Zoom

Have we (ELWD) got a treat for YOU!

Jon Throne will regale us with stories and holiday designs at 1:00 PM via Zoom
Register by November 10 with Elaine Fowler at efowler207@aol.com
Elaine will send out the Zoom link by November 14.
Jon owns Countryside Floral in Issaquah on Gilman Blvd and The Royal Bee in Covington WA.

Do you know? Your ELWD nominating committee will begin searching for District officers for the 2021-23 term after Thanksgiving 2020. The slate will be presented at the January meetings with voting in February. Got officer suggestions??? Please contact Lana: lanafinegold@msn.com or Marti:  martib1@earthlink.net  or Elaine: efowler207@aol.com

Notes on the Washington Garden & Design attachment

Do open it and pay special attention to page 4 . Awards begin on page 6 and continue to page 9. Normally we would receive awards at convention. Several clubs are listed as well as our District. Page 10 is where the design section begins and horticulture information is on pages 14 & 15.

VISION OF BEAUTY CALENDARS

Forgot to order a calendar and need some for gifts? Not to worry. A limited supply of the fantastic 2021 Vision of Beauty calendar is available at $5 each. Contact Lana Finegold or June Ann Hassebroek, juneannhas@aol.com

WOODSY OWL POSTER CONTEST

Woodsy Owl is turning 40 in 2021. To celebrate, all posters must feature Woodsy Owl with his message, “Lend a Hand—Care for the Land.” Entries are due to District Chairman Lana Finegold by December 10. Students from K-5th grade are eligible. Email Lana at lanafinegold@msn.com for more information. There were no entries from our District in this contest last year. So please encourage children you know to enter. If you Google Woodsy Owl Poster Contest, you’ll find more information and pictures of winning entries from other years.

ARBOR DAY

Huge THANKS to Carol Galea our ELWD Arbor Day chairman. Because of Carol, ELWD received a sizeable grant from WSFGC. Due to COVID our April Arbor day was postponed and BBG is still not allowed to have work parties. However, the BBG crew will plant a Western Hemlock between the new trail at the Native Discovery Garden and the friendship circle. Nancy Kartes will take pictures of the planting and your Director Team will share those pictures. Planting should happen sometime in November.

CLUB LONGEVITY AWARDS

ELWD congratulates the following garden clubs for reaching these longevity milestones and for service to their communities. YOU make us proud.

  • Hilltoppers   60 years
  • Terra Tillers   60 years   
  • Willowmoor  35 years

Lana Finegold has the three certificates for the clubs above.

Congratulations to all ELWD Clubs for paying District and State dues on time. If you need anything, call or email Lana , Marti or Elaine. Your Director team is here for you.

POLLINATOR POSTER CONTEST

Marcus Weichel, grandson of Joy Jackson, Issaquah Garden Club and our ELWD Recording Secretary, won the ELWD pollinator poster contest and his poster was sent to WSFGC where it placed second. See his poster of page 19 of the attached publication.

FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE

A Life on this Planet: David Attenborough narrates this 130 minute documentary movie on Netflix focusing on the changes in plant and animal life from David’s early career travel to now.

The Gardener: Garden genius Frank Cabot and his wife Anna P. Cabot developed property in Canada-Les Quatra Vents. This Amazon Prime film is awesome featuring his garden’s history, many garden rooms and at the end of the 154 minute film, we see the plants with their Latin names on screen. His family and others provide the commentary.

ELWD Calendar 2021

January 12 & 13:Gardening School via ZOOM co-sponsored by NGC.
January 18  ELWD Exec 1:00 – 3:00 Zoom
January 25  ELWD Board meeting 1:00 – 3:00 Zoom
February 22  ELWD General Membership programs Zoom : do let us know what format you would like. Perhaps two 45 minute programs with a 10 minute meeting since we need to vote on new officers. 10 am start, 45 minute horticulture program, 10 minute meeting, 45 minute design program or 10 am start with a one hour horticulture program followed by election of new officers or whatever you tell us you want. Marti, Elaine Fowler and I want to hear from YOU.

WEBSITES

Be sure to visit our ELWD website: https://elwd.org 

Also, the NGC website has been revised: https://gardenclub.org

Pacific Region website also has a wealth of information: www.pacificregiongardenclubs.org

CLUB PROGRAM IDEA 

My name is Alison Johnson and I am Co-President of Northwest Perennial Alliance.  I am looking to promote NPA with a presentation on ‘Virtual Tours of NPA Gardens 2020” to fellow garden groups via Zoom. I am happy to present this talk free, to any of your garden groups as its membership renewal time for NPA and we are hoping to attract new members.  I know you can appreciate that with so many of the usual promotional avenues closed to us we are hoping to get the word out about our non-profit group to other garden groups. The talk is a PowerPoint and video clips of the gardens that were open to NPA members this year, because of the pandemic we videoed and made then made available via Vimeo to our members. I then complied a few favorite videos added some plant picks and recommendations from each garden and created an entertaining talk that I think your members will really enjoy and then want to join NPA! The best way to contact me is email: ajohnson.npa@gmail.com

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Free Zoom Talk to Garden Clubs

From: Northwest Perennial Alliance <ajohnson.npa@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2020 1:17 PM
To: info@elwd.org
Subject: NPA virtual Garden Tour Talk

My name is Alison Johnson and I am coPresident of Northwest Perennial Alliance.  I am looking to promote NPA with a  presentation on ‘Virtual Tours of NPA Gardens 2020” to fellow garden groups via Zoom. 

 I am happy to present this talk free, to  any of your garden group as its  membership renewal time fro NPA  and we are hoping to attract new members.  I know you can appreciate that  with so many of the usual promotional  avenues closed to us we are hoping to get the word out about our non-profit group to other garden  groups.

 The talk  is  a PowerPoint and video clips of the gardens that were open to NPA members this year, because of the pandemic we videoed and made then made available via Vimeo to our members. 

I then complied a few favorite videos  added some plant picks  and recommendations from each garden and created an entertaining  talk that I think your members will really enjoy and then want to join NPA! 

(I have given this talk to 2 garden clubs around Seattle)
Please feel free to forward this, thank you.
The best way to can contact me is email ajohnson.npa@gmail.com

Best Wishes 
Alison Johnson

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Joe Dahlbom Memorial

Memorial from Elawags (East Lake Washington Arrangers Guild) from Linda Oberloh,  (loberloh@aol.com)

Joe Dahlbom

Joseph Arthur  Dahlbom Jr.   July 29,1936 – June 27, 2020 Life memberships in WSFGC, Pacific Region, and NGC. Joe was a member of WSFGC for over 50 years. He served as Director of the Evergreen District and president of several garden clubs in that district. He was in ELWD’s Eastside Garden Club and then joined Willowmoor garden club so he could remain in Elawags. He was an active participant in design and arrangers clubs in Evergreen, Greater Seattle, and East Lake Washington districts. He entered designs in other districts as well as in state shows. His living room walls were covered with ribbons and awards from the fair in Monroe Washington. Longtime the ELWD members may remember “Men at Work” and the “Joe Show” programs for our district. He will be missed but remembered for his great designs and his infectious laugh. Joe requested that any donations in his honor go to: ALL ABOARD ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES ACTIVITY PROGRAM, Founded by Marie Waller (Betty Arnold’s daughter – both long time garden club members active in WSFGC, Evergreen and ELWD districts)  https://www.allaboardwa.org/  Because of present times and conditions any gathering will be postponed for now.

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Ask a Master Gardener on line

        You can now “Ask a Master Gardener” live & online or via email  

The King County Master Gardener Program in-person plant clinics have been suspended for the 2020 season, but you can still reach us with your gardening questions. Reach us live and online with your laptop or cell phone, where you can talk with our trained clinicians.  Bring your questions, and even share images of problems or concerns you’re observing in the garden. 

For instructions to access the Online Clinic, go to http://www.mgfkc.org/ask-a-mg Online Clinics operate every Wednesday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. PDT to 1 p.m. PDT, through the 2020 gardening season.

The“Ask a Master Gardener” Email Clinic is also available daily.  Send your messages with questions and photos to ask-a-mastergardener@live.com or use the form you’ll find online at http://mgfkc.org/e-clinic                 Master Gardener Foundation of King County   Master Gardener Foundation of King County
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ELWD ECHO EXTRA time sensitive – June 2020

ELWD MEMBERS: Here’s information about the Vision of Beauty Calendars (order by 6/21/2020) , some club news and garden items that may interest you.  If you have things you’d like to share in a future email, please let me know.  Lana did the Director’s Message which includes updates on happenings at the National, Regional and State levels of garden clubs.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Joyce Voldal, ELWD Mailout Chairman and VOB order taker  (please respond soon)

 ELWD ECHO EXTRA – June 7, 2020

DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE

Dear Club Members

East Lake Washington District of Garden Clubs has been unable to meet for a long time now and your Director Team hopes that you and your family are well.  Some of the things our clubs have done during this time are in this Echo Extra.  One thing many members are doing is sharing photos of their garden.  We can take virtual tours or space visitors ten minutes apart or whatever works. With the mostly nice weather, meeting outside can be done with safe spacing of people. And of course virtual meetings via Zoom or whatever means you share, can be effective and grow your groups feeling of being connected.

 Even though we cannot meet in person, there are other ways to maintain contact. Friendship is the cornerstone of our clubs as is sharing knowledge and plants. During this Pandemic Pause, we are learning how to cope and support each other. Lets share ideas that work.

Our ELWD website is filled with things to explore and anchor you during this difficult time. National Garden Clubs postponed the National Convention but NGC is having a Virtual Flower Show in mid June. Pictures will be posted on the NGC website. The rules for the NGC show are posted on the ELWD website.

The Pacific Region Convention has been postponed to August 2021 at the Oregon Garden. The WSFGC Convention was moved from June to late September assuming gatherings are allowed by then. It will be held in Ellensburg WA. For more information on these events, see our ELWD website or call Lana at 425-747-5742.

The state WSFGC magazine and the National magazine are going to be distributed via email from now on. The region has been distributing its WACONIAH magazine electronically for several years now.

I have a perennial garden. If you want free plants, come dig. I always have plants I can share. I can be reached at 425-7475742 and I live in Bellevue at 1414 179th Ave. NE, Bellevue 98008 near Crossroads.

Wishing you all the best on behalf of the ELWD Director Team:  Marti Bolcer (Terra Tillers), Elaine Fowler (West Sammamish) and Lana Finegold (Sherwood Forest).

If you need help, do let us know.

Lana Finegold

Vision of Beauty Calendars

ACTION NEEDED by June 21  (Club Presidents – Please note ordering change from what you were sent earlier)

Vision of Beauty Calendars: It’s time again to order the National Garden Club Vision of Beauty Calendars; they are spiral bound 6″ x 8 1/2″ desk calendars.  The cost is $5  and in an age of electronic calendars, you’ll still find these are useful for floral design inspiration or just to enjoy the talents of those who submitted things. Debbie Spiller, former Hilltoppers Garden Club member, now living in Olympia has her design on the cover.  VOB has beautiful photos and identified plant materials.   Many members save their collection of these calendars. 

Note from June Ann Hassebroek re Vision of Beauty Calendars:  (in case you don’t know June Ann, she is our lead cheerleader for all things garden club) 

These lovely calendars make great Public Relations items.  The story inside the cover about the purpose of our organization, the lovely emotion inducing designs and gardens should inspire anyone to want to learn what our organization shares. Clubs could consider buying to give to the people that come to give club programs.  Maybe give them to leaders in other garden or design or environmental groups.  This calendar is an amazing buy and a great keepsake, I probably have about 30 I’ve saved over the years.

To order a calendar, please email Joyce Voldal, javoldal@hotmail.com  (if you receive the ECHO EXTRA directly from Joyce all you have to do is “reply” with how many you would like.  You don’t have to prepay, money will be collected prior to distribution which usually happens after the Fall State Board Meeting. Please respond by June 21.

CLUB NEWS

Woodinville Garden Club – Online Plant Sale Success   (report by Hazel Beatty)

The Woodinville Garden Club recently presented Hopelink a check for $ 16,244.00, made possible by overwhelming public support for their recent online plant sale The club donated 100% of the revenue from the sale to Hopelink’s Greatest Need Fund Covid-19. The plants that were nurtured from seedings and starts by club members in early spring were nearly all sold out in less than a day. Then, the plants were personally delivered to local Woodinville zip codes or safely picked up “curbside” by the shoppers. Leftover tomato seedlings were shared with the Woodinville Food Bank, the Maltby Food Bank and the Bothell Senior Center Food Pantry. 

The Woodinville Garden Club would like to express heartfelt gratitude to our wonderful supporters without whom our sale and donation would not have been possible. The location where the planting and growing takes place is thanks to the overwhelming generosity of a Woodinville family who for many years have welcomed the garden club to use their beautiful greenhouse. This year, order fulfillment for over 170 plant orders took place at the greenhouse as well. Many thanks also to The Wooden Cross Church in Woodinville who graciously approved curbside pickup to take place in their parking lot. 

A sincere and appreciative thank you goes to all who shopped the online sale that resulted in the club’s donation to Hopelink’s Greatest Need Fund Covid-19. The plants are now growing in gardens in Woodinville, Bothell, Renton, Everett, Bellevue, Monroe and Seattle. For the past 35 years, the Woodinville Garden Club has made contributions to our community and globally because of this remarkable support. We look forward to seeing you next year when the plant sale will return to beautiful Chateau Ste. Michele in May and the Tour of Gardens in July.

Terra Tillers Garden Club

During the time our club hasn’t been able to meet we have been circulating a friendship letter for members.

Pine Lake Garden Club

Our club has managed to tour some of our gardens by following social distancing and wearing facemasks.

Avant Designers Guild

We shared photos of designs we created and gave information about plant material that we used.

WEBSITES 

East Lake Washington District of Garden Clubs:   www.elwd.org 

Pacific Region:  https://pacificregiongardenclubs.org

National Garden Club Inc: http://www.gardenclub.org

Bellevue Botanical Garden:  https://bellevuebotanical.org

OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST TO GARDENERS

Bellevue Demonstration Garden Speakers – online

Some of you may have attended the excellent garden speakers on Saturday mornings at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden in         Bellevue.   These talks are now online.  I attended the one last Saturday Sasha Shaw talking about Noxious Weeds – it was great.  The Zoom    link below should work fine.   If it doesn’t; I suggest you copy and paste the link into your browser.  Or, you can enter the meeting ID and       password into your own Zoom app on your device.  Or, call the phone number listed.   

Join Zoom Meeting for Bellevue Demonstration Garden Speakers

https://zoom.us/j/98357808723

Meeting ID 983 5780 8723 password 060052
Call in +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) Meeting ID 983 5780 8723
Password 060052

  • June 13   Sharon Collman, WSU Snohomish County Extension “Good and Bad Bugs in the Vegetable Garden”
  • June 20  Emily Bishton, Sustainable Garden Educator “Rain Garden Design”
  • June 27  Jules Arvin, Tilth Alliance “Composting at Home”Master Gardeners – no public clinics this season

Online Clinic:   Talk to a Master Gardener live and online.  Share  your questions and images of problems or concerns in your garden.  If you are trying to identify the plants in your yard, this is a good opportunity to do that as well.  The Online Clinics operate every Wednesday and Saturday from 11 am to 1pm through the 2020 gardening season.  

Email Clinic:  The “Ask a Master Gardener” Email clinic is also available daily.  Send your questions and photos to Ask-A-MasterGardener@live.com,  or use the form you’ll find online at http://www.mgfkc.org/ask-a-mg    

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