Thanks to Joyce Voldal for alerting us to all the events in East Lake Washington District of Garden Clubs.2022-March-5-ECHO
Thanks to Mitch Grospe for our new color logo!
Winter Interest Horticulture
Collages & Plaques (Pg 93 Handbook).
The Garden House is Saved
“In the words of our friends at Vanishing Seattle, this is #NOTVANISHING! Beacon Hill’s Garden House will be restored to its longtime community use…because we acquired it on December 23!!!
The Victorian home was constructed in 1886, and its grounds are home to pear trees that date back as far as a century. The Garden House is also known as the Turner-Koepf House, and it served the Jefferson Park Ladies’ Improvement Club and Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs for decades. A longstanding covenant that had guaranteed the property’s use for community purposes was deemed invalid in a 2016 lawsuit, and the property was listed for sale in 2018. Despite making a higher offer to purchase the property in 2018, Historic Seattle was unsuccessful in that bid, and a private party took ownership instead. The property is a landmark, but landmarking does not protect use (and in some cases landmarks can still be torn down).
After 3 years of working towards this deal and a lot of community advocacy work, we will partner with Beacon Arts & community members to return it to public purposes in perpetuity.
The $2M deal, which closed on December 23, was made possible through grants from the King County Conservation Futures program, contributions from more than 100 private donors thus far, and City of Seattle seed funding, which was championed in 2018 by then-president of the City Council Bruce Harrell. Seattle Parks and Recreation will hold an easement, permanently protecting public green space in the neighborhood.
Thank you to all the people who have worked alongside us to make this possible! Our mission is saving meaningful places to foster lively communities, and we can’t think of a better way to end the year than with this perfect example of that work.”
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| You are invited to join us for a special MEMBERS ONLY Holiday Celebration Visit with clubs around the Americas as they celebrate the holidays GARDEN CLUB STYLE! From winter wonderland to Southwest spice, we will take you on a tour of some of Garden Club’s long-standing traditional projects and nouveau designs. Brought to you by NGC’s Virtual and Membership Committees Dec 13, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) LIMITED SEATING – Please register in advance for this meeting.REGISTER HEREAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.|
MEMBERSHIP MONDAYS is a new program launched by NGC to help clubs LEARN, GROW, CONNECT, AND SERVE TOGETHER We do this by bringing members together on the 2nd Monday of each month for a one-hour program. The first 15 minutes is a presentation on a club-related topic like recruitment, member retention, leadership, etc. After each presentation, we open the floor to our members for questions, suggestions and success stories. This is the real gem because clubs get to work out issues with each other by sharing information of what works and what doesn’t. The 3-Rs series started on November 8th and the first video and information can be found on our website at https://www.gardenclub.org/member-resources under the Member Resource Library.
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS: DECEMBER 13TH – HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, GARDEN CLUB STYLE – a fun holiday celebration featuring clubs across the Americas decorating in local style and flavor. JANUARY 10TH – 3-Rs:RETAIN GREAT MEMBERS – this workshop will focus on mentorship, member orientation, member education and the tried and true methods to keep members happy and engaged. FEBRUARY 14th – 3-Rs:REVITALIZE YOUR CLUB – this workshop will focus on how to restore energy and enthusiasm within your club so that all members feel revitalized and new members are begging to join in the fun. MARCH 14th – LEADERSHIP – this workshop with Robin Pokorski will focus on how to groom great leaders. Space is limited to 500 but all workshops are recorded and posted on the Member Resource page of the website https://www.gardenclub.org/member-resources
Virtual Resources: Workshops and Programs Upcoming: Starting January 2022 Workshop WednesdaysThird Wednesday, every month. 10 and 2 PM EDT30 Minutes, Novice and UP, skills.Learn software skills: ZOOM, PowerPoint, CANVA, PDF’s and more. 2022 PROGRAMS HOSTED BY President Mary Warshauer – SEE Next issue of KIT for dates, time. National Garden Clubs 4401 Magnolia Ave.Saint Louis, MO
“Big Rock Park Central (Parcel B) has opened as of June 2nd, 2021 at 1516 220th Ave. SE. It is the site of the historic Reard House, a special tree house, and the Heritage Garden, which is a project created and maintained by the SBGS. Over three miles of meadow and woodland trails connect Big Rock Park North and Central. Enjoy a walk and the ongoing discoveries in our beautiful Sammamish parks system.” SBGS (sammamishbotanical.org)
Pine Lake Garden Club has partnered with the Sammamish Botanical Gardening Society (SBGS) to support the creation of the new Heritage Garden in Sammamish WA. Come and enjoy this new treasure. Parking is available close to the garden.
” The garden demonstrates heritage plants which might have been found in early gardens in our area. We have a large herb selection, fruiting trees, vegetables and shrubs. Our beds will be harvested at regular intervals during the summer and fall, with donations to the Issaquah Food Bank. As of September, over 200 pounds of garden produce have been delivered to the food bank! ” Sammamish Botanical Gardening Society
Photo by Marianne Wilkins
Review of Festival of Color, ELWD FS 7/31 – 8/1/21 Entries, Top Awards & Blue Ribbons (104 entries)
DIVISION I- Horticulture
Color Excitement – ELWD Best Horticulture Award – Gale Baullinger – West Lake Sammamish
a. Flowering – (11 entries) Blue Ribbons – Joan Harris, Issaquah, 2 Krystal Kaald W Lk Samm., Pat Kaald, Hill & Dale & WLS, Elaine Pinkerton, Willowmoore, 2 Joan Waldeck, Hill &Dale, 3 Marianne Wilkens, Pine Lake
b. Foliage – (15 entries) Blue Ribbons – 5 Gale Baullinger, W Lk Sammamish, Mary Dahlgren, Hill & Dale, 2 June Ann Hassebroek, Issaquah, Krystal Kaald, W Lk Sammamish, Janet Wall, Issaquah,
3. Appetizing Color – Edibles
a. Fruit – (8 entries) Blue Ribbons – 2 Marti Bolcer, Terra Tillers, Joan Waldeck, Hill & Dale
b. Vegetable- (8 entries) Blue Ribbons – 4 Joan Waldeck, Hill &Dale,
c. Herb – (4 entries) Blue Ribbons – 2 Marti Bolcer, Terra Tillers
DIVISION II –Design
Color Magic – ELWD Best Design Award – June Ann Hassebroek – Issaquah
1. Color Blends – (4 entries) Blue Ribbon– Gloria Woo, Issaquah
2. Diminutive Color- (5 entries) Blue Ribbon – Lenda Sundene, Willowmoor
3. Tranquil Color – (4 entries) Blue Ribbon – Dianne Tanner, Issaquah
4. Color Essays – (4 entries) Blue Ribbon – June Ann Hassebroek, Issaquah
DIVISION III – Photography
Color Bursts –ELW Best Photo Award, Joan Waldeck, Hill and Dale
1. Nature’s Colors (10 entries) Blue Ribbon– Marti Bolcer, Terra Tillers
2. A Fusion of Green – (9 entries) Blue Ribbon – Melissa Fruz, Willomoor & ELAWAGS
3. Color Me Beautiful – (10 entries) Blue Ribbon– Joan Waldeck, Hill and Dale
EDUCATIONAL (Not Judged) 3 entries, 1. Cathy Williams 2. Lana Finegold 3. Janet Wall
All those who made the FESTIVAL of COLOR happen, in alphabetical order. Hope we did not miss anyone.
Patty Parker Gillis
June Ann Hassebroek
Georgann Lennon & her sister
And Cynthia and Nancy from Bellevue Botanical Garden.
SMOKEY BEAR or WOODSY OWL POSTER CONTEST for children in first through fifth grade.
Poster should be 11 x 17 inches in size.
DEADLINE December 10, 2021 to ELWD youth chairman Lana Finegold, 1414 179th Ave. NE, Bellevue WA 98008-5100. An entire class may enter.
Poster must feature Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl , but not both together.
Smokey Bear poster must include Smokey’s wildfire prevention message: Only YOU Can Prevent Wildfires!
Woodsy Owl poster must include Woodsy’s conservation message: Lend a Hand, Care for the Land!
Both Woodsy and Smokey are official icons and must be wearing the clothes or hats in the pictures on the Poster flyers displayed. A child may draw only the head of the icon.
Spelling correctly is important. All poster entries must be sponsored by a local Garden Club.
Materials that can be used include, crayons, markers, poster paints, water colors, etc.
The choice of paper color and texture is up to the child.
No three dimensional posters, computer scanned, or electronically generated images will be accepted.
Posters should encourage children to take a personal role in preventing wildfires or conserving natural resources.
On the back of the poster in the lower right corner, plese list the artist’s name, address, home phone number grade level, school, teacher’s name, city and state. Should school policy preclude giving student’s address and phone number, please include school address and phone number. Each poster must also show the name of the sponsoring local Garden Club as well as the an address , phone number and email for the local Garden Club. (Do not use dark marker for this information as it may show through.)
East Lake Washington District poster contest chairman is Lana Finegold. Mail or deliver posters to Lana at 1414 179th Ave. NE, Bellevue WA 98008-5100 by December 10, 2021. An entire class may enter.
Gardener of the Year Lana Finegold, is standing next to the Viburnum cylindricum that was donated her honor.
Lana Finegold was honored as Gardener of the Year by the Seattle Civic Garden Club on August 1st 2021 at the Festival of Colors Flower Show. Gifts and refreshments were provided by the Seattle Civic Garden Club. The club also donated a tree to Bellevue Botanical Garden (Viburnum cylindricum) in Lana’s honour.
Photo by Nancy Kartes, Bellevue Botanical Manager on September 14 2021.