Community Garden Award
Celebrated In November
Community Award Banquet - Annual acknowledgement night for the committee selected three or four Vashon-Maury Island gardens of non-members to honor at the November awards banquet.
Check in at 5:30, dinner at 6:00. This years dinner will be at Vashon Community Arts Center on Nov. 13, 2019, $30 per person, sign-up sheet available
November 13, 2019
Annual Off Island Garden & Nursery Tour/Events
Off Island Tour October 24, 2019
Sign up with Trudy for a ride on the community van or to organize carpools.
Hidden in South Seattle, Kubota Garden is a stunning 20 acre landscape that blends Japanese garden concepts with native Northwest plants. The property is a historic landmark, created by master landscaper Fujitaro Kubota. Kubota was a horticultural pioneer when he began merging Japanese design techniques with North American materials in his display garden in 1927. The Gardens are a spectacular setting of hills and valleys, interlaced with streams, waterfalls, ponds, bridges, and rock out-croppings with a rich array of plant material.
More 2020 Events to Be Announced
Trudy Rosemarin and Janet Quimby are getting training on the Community Van in Kirkland so we can drive the club to Kubota Gardens.
This years unusual circumstances (with Covid-19), Gov Inslee's Stay At Home proclamation, and CDC's Safe Distancing recommendations, has created new challenges for our members, volunteers and board members. At this time, our Summer Events have not been scheduled..
As local possibilities evolve, we will keep you posted. Meanwhile, be happy in your garden and Be Safe.
Healing Gardens - An invite from Jane and Trudy
The Camus, native Rhododendron, Allium, false Solomon Seal, Star Solomon Seal, false Lily of the Valley, Vanilla Leaf, Meadowrue, Fairybells, Bleeding Heart, Columbine and lots more are in full flower. See attachment to start the visit.
The Gardens will be open Wednesday, May 20 with scheduled times (at 9, 11, 1, 3) for no more than 4 people. I will say hi but not lead you on the tour. You will have a map and a list of flowers to look for featuring a new Meadow in a packet left on the porch by the red door.
Please send your request to Trudy Rosemarin <firstname.lastname@example.org> . Two options would be good in case your first choice is taken. Please plan to stay no more than 1 hour. You can drive in as there won’t be many cars. Directions attached.
I hope this gives you an opportunity for a safe outing.
Annual Garden Club Plant Sale
Saturday - May 2, 2020 - 9 am
Island Home Center & Lumber
Now being touted as the “Garden Plant Sale of the Year” you won’t want to miss your chance to stock up on your tried and true favorites and this year’s collection of exotic plants. The Plant Sale co-chairs will send reminders to community members and post progress reports.
This years unusual circumstances (with Covid-19, Gov Inslee's Stay At Home proclamation, and CDC's Safe Distancing recommendations) created new challenges for our member volunteers and board members. How can we hold our beloved Plant Sale and fund raising event without group gathering in preparing plants and setting up our one day event? Plant donations and the greenhouse plants would not wait for a new future date. Spring planting and preparing the garden beds need planning done early. So we turned our vision to what seemed like a giant leap - - maybe we could do an "On-Line Plant Sale".
What seemed a "maybe" became a "we can". Being mostly garden enthusiast, we scaled back on our scope. What was in the past, a very 'all come' public sale, become a sale to members only buying for friends and family. Managing the logistic's for picking up plants in 2 different destinations required careful planning, team work, and co-ordination.
Our 'On-Line Plant Sale went live at 8 am on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 and closed down completely May 10, 2020
We are sad that we could not include our Island community this year. Vashon-Maury Island Garden Club would like to thank our Island community for the many years of support of our annual plant sale. We thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you all in the future.
Below are the links to the Catalog of plants that were available in the On-line Sale.
Summer Open Gardens
From May to September many members invite the Club to visit their gardens. In addition to showcasing members' lovely gardens these visits offer an opportunity to seek advice, ask questions and find new ways to improve what gardeners are doing. Recommendations can highlight plant choices and also environmentally friendly ideas for overall landscape, watering, and soil improvement. In addition to enjoying and learning about gardens, members value the relaxed environment for sharing knowledge and friendship. The committee encourages participation and coordinates a calendar of visits. Membership is required. Click cricket if you would like more information.