Edmonds Floretum Garden Club

Home Page



The Edmonds Floretum
Garden Club


Founded 1922


Meeting at
Edmonds City Hall
121 5th Avenue North
Edmonds, WA 98020

Social Hour  -  10:00AM
Program Starts - 10:30AM 
Everyone is Welcome!



from September to May



 

Here are just a few of our many projects beautifying and promoting gardening throughout our Community...



Planting Hanging Baskets

Helping the City plant the famous hanging
baskets for over 50 years


Planting the Corners
at 5th & Main
**************


Plant Sale in May

Funding college scholarships
for
students majoring
in horticulture


Saturday Workshops

Gardening Seminars for the public

 


Garden Tours

Touring local area gardens


**********************************


The Edmonds Floretum

Garden Club
 is a 

501(c)3 Organization

 

EIN 26-4199118

Donations help our Club maintain these projects
and are tax deductible.

Please Contact Us for additional information.

 

                                             Photo courtesy of  Linda Murray


~ The Good Earth ~


Upcoming Events


Saturday Workshops! 

On March 5th, 2016, Floretum will hold the 4th in its series of Saturday workshops.  Titled Weeds & Other Naughty Plants: Noxious Weeds in Edmonds, the workshop will feature WSU Master Gardener Joan Helbacka and Geraldine Saw, Snohomish Co. Noxious Weed Control Agent.   For more information on this workshop or to see the full schedule of workshop dates, click
 here.

*************************************************

Floretum’s Annual Plant Sale.  Save the Date!

- Saturday May 7th, 9 am to noon

- Westgate PCC parking lot, 9803 Edmonds Way,     Edmonds WA 

Are you an experienced gardener looking to fill holes in your landscape?  Or maybe a gardening newbie wanting to try things out without breaking the bank?  Floretum’s annual plant sale is the just the ticket!  On Saturday, May 7th our experienced gardeners will offer perennials, bulbs, herbs, annuals, small trees, and shrubs from their own gardens, along with advice on where and how to plant them.  Find the hardiest, most beautiful locally-grown items – especially suited to our Pacific Northwest climate – at unbelievable prices.

Along with offering abundant plant varieties, Floretum also hosts a boutique of garden-related treasures: decorative pots, vases, books, tools, indoor and outdoor garden art, crafts, seeds, and more.  Come early for the best selection.  It’s always a sell-out.

Proceeds from the Floretum plant sale go to fund scholarships for horticultural students.

For directions & a map to the EFGC plant sale, click here.

*************************************************

Come join us! 

In January, Floretum member Ann Herman gave a lecture-demo on succulents for indoors and out, with tips on finding just the right containers.  Petula Plants contributed to Floretum’s exploration of succulents with these luscious (pardon the pun) specimens.


cache/wst.opf.4723644.xml
*************************************************

Floretum gardeners spend winters dreaming of gardening and plotting their plots.  January’s meeting featured a slide show by the geniuses who planned the gardens at the Hazel Miller Plaza in Milltown. Tonya Cole and Molly Malecki from Petula Plants provided the plants, and together with Edmonds horticulturalist Debra Dill (and her crew), they designed, planted, and maintained the gardens – with help of course from Floretum members.  The site was one of the gardens on the Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour last summer.  The slide show took us behind the scenes of the ladies’ quest for new, unique and intriguing plants, and documented the gardens’ spectacular month-by-month progression right through December.


                                        Photos courtesy of  Linda Murray
*************************************************

Creating Holiday  Wreaths

Floretum members had fun making beautiful holiday wreaths using northwest greens and  plants.   Members layered the Pacific cedar, fir, pine and holly to create unique and stunning displays. 

                                           Photo courtesy of  Linda Murray

*************************************************


Edmonds Museum Gala 2015

Floretum was well-represented at the 2015 Edmonds Museum Gala.  President Sally Wassall put together an information table with trophies, treasured items, and brochures from the club, flowers from her garden (of course), and photos of some of Floretum’s greatest hits.

cache/wst.opf.4706556.xml
                                            Photos courtesy of  Linda Murray
*************************************************

City of Edmonds Rain Garden Project

 

The City of Edmonds, along with the Conservation District and WSU Extension, is working to start a Rain Garden Pilot Program.  They are looking for at least 6 property owners within the same Edmonds neighborhood(s) to participate. Are you willing to install a rain garden on your property?  For more information or to apply, please visit Rain Garden Pilot Project

*************************************************

Member Garden Tours

Summer 2015 was spectacular for gardening in Edmonds.  Many Floretum members opened their gardens for private club tours over the summer, and now the photos are available to the public.  Here is a small sampling. To see the beauty in its full gorgeous abundance, click here.

 

cache/wst.opf.4686384.xml
         Photos courtesy of Linda Murray & Sarah Freudiger

*******************************************************

EFCG Member Wins Wight's 2015 
Summer Gardening Award

Wight's Home & Garden in Lynnwood has awarded  EFCG member Joyce H. a $50 gift certificate for her spectacular vegetable garden.  To quote Joyce,
"it has been exciting to be recognized, since as all gardeners know, gardening is hard work!"  You can see photos of Joyce's veggies here

**********************************************

                                               Photo courtesy of Linda Murray

Beautiful Gardens and Fun Times

Among the many activities of the Edmonds Floretum Garden Club are visits to members personal gardens and having fun times at the annual EFGC Newcomers' luncheon.  To view photos of these events, click here.

*******************************************



Floretum Wins Mayor's Choice Trophy!!


For the third year running, Floretum won a trophy for one of the best decorated floats in the Edmonds 4th of July parade. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this a great event.   






 **********************************************

Floretum Wins Citizen of the Year Award!
For the first time since the award’s inception, the Edmonds Kiwanis Club has bestowed its Citizen of the Year honor on a group rather than an individual, announcing it has selected the Edmonds Floretum Garden Club as Citizen of the Year for 2015.

See the complete story in My Edmonds News...

                                             


























 
 
Website Builder