Hello! A little update on the Pollinator Garden at Bayview Triangle. We had a very successful work party with volunteers from El Centro, Comcast, and Trees for Seattle. Thanks to all who braved the stormy day and worked so hard . We managed to weed and plant about 90% of the garden before we got completely rained out. Thanks to Metro and Urban Feed and Garden for the beautiful plants. Thanks to Katie from Trees for Seattle who took these photos and led the work party. It truly takes a community to make things happen. Stay tuned for our next work party date and enjoy the new plants when you walk by.
If you have been keeping up with our Garden Club, you've probably heard us talk about our efforts over the past three years to clean up and maintain the Bayview Triangle at the corner of Beacon and 15th Ave S. We have held quarterly work parties, with Tree Ambassadors support, cleaning up trash and maintaining the landscape. In winter of 2015, we were given money from the city to plant a pollinator garden and installed a mason bee house to help our struggling pollinators and to bring some beauty to the corner.
Our garden club was shocked and saddened to discover that the pollinator garden was dug up last Thursday, Feb. 19th. Metro has decided to relocate a bus stop at the site and add in a bus shelter. As far as we can tell, no notice was given to us or the community. We are still in the midst of trying to find out how this happened and what the final plan is for the space. Stay tuned as we get more details. Thanks to the community for all of their support over the past 3 years. We hope to continue in some shape or form.
This event is family-friendly and open to all ages. Volunteers will plant trees and other plants that will become the future forest of the park.
There will be a celebration FREE LUNCH and prizes at the Green Seattle Day Hub, Camp Long, after-party at 12:30, which is open to all volunteers from the other Green Seattle Day sites throughout the city. Visit their website for more details and to sign up.
Pollinator Garden Work Party
Join the Beacon Hill Garden Club and Seattle Tree Ambassadors on Saturday, April 23rd from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. We will be doing some general clean up, weeding, and mulching at the Bayview Triangle (Beacon Ave S & 15th Ave S by the Shell Station). Check out the progress on our Pollinator Garden. We will also be setting up our mason bee house and putting out the bees for the spring. Everyone is welcome to join us! Dress for the weather and to get dirty. We will provide tools, gloves and snacks.
Our master gardener had a great tip for how to stay warm when out in the windy and rainy PNW garden. Before putting on your regular garden gloves, pull on a pair of latex disposable gloves first. It keeps your fingers from getting wet and subsequently cold. We tried it out at our Pollinator Work party and it worked great!
Bayview Triangle Fall Clean-Up
Saturday, October 3rd
9:00 am -12:00 pm
Beacon Ave S & 15th Ave S 98144 (by the Shell Station)
Everyone is invited to join Tree Ambassador Marina and the Beacon Hill Garden Club to give the Bayview Triangle some love by picking up garbage, weeding, and discussing future planting plans. Wear long pants and close toed shoes. We’ll provide tools, safety gear and instruction. Enjoy the fall weather and meet your neighbors!
Join us for Pear-a-dise! Please note the date change to Sunday, August 16th. This event, sponsored by the Beacon Hill Garden Club and the Beacon Mural Project is open to everyone. Free U-Pick pears from the 100 year old pear orchard at the Garden House. Share your favorite pear recipes. Learn more about the Garden Club and how you can be get involved with the Bayview Triangle Park. See the final design for the Beacon Mural project that will be unveiled on September 12th. Fun for the whole family.
Just seen on the Seattle Chinese Garden site
Who: Seattle Chinese Garden
What: 2015 Peony & Bamboo Festival
Where: 6000 16th Ave SW, South Seattle College, North entrance.
When: Saturday & Sunday, April 25-26, 10 am to 4 pm
Why: Luoyang Tree Peony Display Garden has more than 400 plants and close to 30 varieties. Sale of potted tree peonies from Luoyang and bamboo from specialty growers from Washington and Oregon. Talks and demonstrations on plant care and other topics. Chinese artist demonstrations, art and craft sales. Garden books and Chinese flora and fauna books for sale. Lion dance Saturday at 11 am, plus other cultural entertainment.
Activities for children AND Chinese food booths.
Download a flyer on their website: seattlechinesegarden.org
Who: City of Seattle's Tree Ambassadors program hosting a work party on city property that has been adopted by the Beacon Hill Garden Club and Beacon Arts for oversight and maintenance.
What: Work Party at the Bayview Triangle Park
When: April 25th, 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm (or later). Drop in anytime!
Where: Bayview Triangle Park at the intersection of Beacon Ave S and 15th Ave S near the Shell station.
Why: Celebrate spring by helping keep our little park clean and tidy. Tasks include picking up trash, weeding and mulching. Tools will be provided but please bring gloves and be prepared to get dirty!
Just seen on the Miller Library home page
Who: Elizabeth C. Miller Library
What: Garden Lover's Book Sale
When: Friday, April 3rd from 5-8 pm, Preview Party. Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm, book sale.
Where: Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St.
Why: Select choice titles on garden design, plant selection, horticulture, edibles, and pest control and other subjects. Preview party on Friday include hors d’oeuvres and wine, tickets are $25. The book sale on Saturday is free to everyone. Visit their website for more details.
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