We had a successful work party on the 10th. We cleared out a lot of cardboard and trash but no needles this time! We deadheaded a most of the plants and we might get another flush of blooms before frost. It's looking a little straggly at the moment with all of the dry weather. But the asters are now blooming, we have two kinds in the garden so keep on the lookout!
We'll be hosting a work party this Sunday, Sept. 10th from 3-6 pm. Everyone is welcome to come help pick up trash and do some weeding. Please bring your own tools, gloves and dress for the weather. Hope to see you there!
Join Beacon Arts and the Seattle Beacon Hill Garden Club for the fourth annual Pear-a-dise on Sunday, August 13th, from 1-5 pm! Pear-a-dise is a free event where our neighbors are invited to the Garden House (2336 15th Ave S) to pick pears out of the 100 year old orchard. We will be sharing pear recipes and treats, arts & crafts, and lots of family fun. New this year, Two of Wands weaves dance, circus arts and live music pollinated with American craft, folk mythos, and heightened natural imagery. There will be bee costumes!
There are opportunities for local food/gardening groups to have a table at the event. Or if you are interested in volunteering, please email us.
Join us for the July meeting of the Garden Club! We will be meeting on Tuesday July 18th at 7 pm. It will be hosted in one of our member's gardens, please RSVP for directions. On the agenda, we will be finalizing details for Pear-a-dise on August 13th and our field trip on July 22nd. Everyone is welcome to attend!
The Garden Club is planning to attend the summer plant sale at Heronswood Gardens and check out these gorgeous gardens on Saturday, July 22nd. Details still to come but if you are interested please RSVP. We will be looking into carpooling so let us know if you are willing to drive.
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.
Who: Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
What: Westside Plant & Garden Art Fair
Where: 7141 California Ave SW
When: May 6, 10-3 & May 7, 10-2
Why: Plants, garden art, and fun activities for the whole family. Check out their website for more info.
Master Garden Foundation of King County is hosting plant sales galore this spring!
4/29 - Bellevue Demonstration Garden
5/5-5/6 - UW Center for Urban Horticulture
5/13 - Cesar Chavez Garden at El Centro de la Raza
Why you should go? At least 75 varieties of tomatoes, veggies, and herbs. 155 perennials, 47 native plants, and a lot more. For more details, check out the website.
There is still time to register for the Comcast Cares Day and help with the Bayview Triangle. All volunteers who register with El Centro before Friday 4/14/17 will also be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift certificate for The Station Coffee Shop!
We will provide tools and gloves, you bring your enthusiasm. You can stop by anytime between 9 and noon. But if you sign up with El Centro de la Raza and Comcast Cares Day you can get free breakfast, lunch, and performances. For this, you must register by email. You meet for breakfast at 8 am at El Centro then walk over to the triangle. Return to El Centro for lunch and music around noon.
Good news! We are working with Metro to replant the pollinator garden at the Bayview Triangle site. And that means we need your help to make it happen!
We will be having a planting party on Earth Day, Saturday April 22nd from 9 am - noon. We are partnering with El Centro de la Raza and Comcast for the "Comcast Cares Day." If you sign up ahead of time, you meet over at El Centro for a free breakfast at 8 am and free lunch afterwards. Not interested in free food? You can just show up at the corner of 15th Ave S and Beacon Ave S by the Shell station. Either way we will provide tools and gloves for all. Dress for the weather and be prepared to get dirty.
We are excited to get the garden going and be a resource for our threatened pollinators. We would love to see you there!
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