What’s a Garden Club website without pictures? The photos on this site are the work of two talented Floretum members: Linda Murray and Sarah Freudiger. Thanks to these two hard-working volunteers! Nearly all the photos, including the Fourth of July float, are of plants from members’ gardens.
Fourth of July
Floretum goes all out for the 4th! Our float for the parade this year displayed an abundant and colorful collection of plants from members’ gardens. We had riders, walkers, and a collective of workers to put it all together.
Trip to Petula
Petula Plants in Port Townsend is an unusual resource. Co-owner Tonya Cole describes the company’s role:
We are a plant broker, and our specialty is procuring hard-to-find plants for independent garden centers and horticultural professionals in the Pacific Northwest.
“We believe in the power of plants to spark imagination & possibility. When people get together and share garden adventures and the plants they love, barriers are crossed.”
Petula Plants played host to Floretum members recently for a succulent-planting workshop.
Plant Sale May 2017
This year’s plant sale found a new home: Edmonds United Methodist Church. We sold more than 3100 plants! The proceeds go to fund scholarships for horticulture students.
Planting Hanging Baskets
An army of Floretum volunteers planted 148 baskets in just over an hour. They go up in public on June 1st.
Planting Edmonds Corners
Chase Lake School Garden
It took a village… to create Chase Lake Elementary School’s community garden. The brainchild of Floretum member Beth Black, Chase Lake’s garden grew like topsy:
“The goal was about community-building at the school, getting kids to know about growing healthy food, and developing compassion for all living things. Not only did the kids learn to take care of their plants, but the vegetables went to families in need.”
Read about the project here.
Summer Garden Party
An annual tradition to welcome newcomers and catch up with old friends during the summer:
Fourth of July
Parade-Float Work Party
Fourth of July Parade 2016
No matter what the time of year, no one does more beautiful centerpieces than Floretum members. If these blooms are what the gardeners were willing to spare, just imagine what their full gardens look like. Not a member yet? Come to a meeting and check us out for yourself.
Hat Tea Centerpieces
Summer Garden Party centerpieces
Wreath Making 2015