Recycled Door at the home of Terry Van Eaton
Welcome to the Dogwood Garden Club, of Eatonville, Wash.
Besides keeping you posted on our activities, we hope to entice you come visit one of our meetings. We have a lot of fun and do a lot of good work in the community.
Browse around the site. Or, scroll down to see some of our past events.
This year our theme is reuse — or upcycle as some people say. This picture shows a couple examples of upcyling. The table top is an old millstone, the the totem is created of unused ceramics, gears and croquet balls that have seen better days.
If you would like to get involved with the Dogwood Garden Club or have any questions, feel free to email President Diane Mettler (email@example.com)
Also, if you’d like to join us on Facebook, just click HERE!
Hope to see you soon!
Posted by dimettler on September 17, 2011
Kathleen Owen gave the garden club a virtual trip through many of the spectacular gardens in Ireland she visited earlier this year, like the amazing Dillon garden.
It was enjoyed by all — although we were a little jealous we couldn’t have seen these gardens firsthand.
Thank you Kathleen for opening your home and taking us on the tour.
Enjoying the talk
Posted by dimettler on October 27, 2016
September was our first meeting, which was held at Lynn Smith’s house. We were all impressed at how far her garden had come since that last time we were there.
Here we are all seriously eating and listening about succulents. I’m not sure if we’ll all become succulent growers, but we had fun.
Posted by dimettler on October 5, 2016
Shopping at the Fairie Garden, Tumwater and enjoying Rosie’s wonderful picnic lunch at The Schmidt House, Tumwater, while hearing the history of the property and the Olympia Brewing Co.
it was a different garden and his selection of plants was quite different. Found a couple of plants I have been looking for but never seen anywhere else!
Posted by dimettler on June 12, 2015
Last week Lisa Libby organized a group of us to go around and plant up the containers being ignored around town.
Thanks to Lisa, Kathy Mettler, Lynn Smith, Sharon Aguilar, and Mary Bewley the pots are looking great!
Posted by dimettler on May 29, 2015
Very studious club
On February 23, we met at Lynn Smith’s new home. Her fabulous new place, was one of the highlights of the day.
The other big even though was speaker John Valentine, who spoke to us on the basics hydroponics. He tried to smash into one hour and overview of what takes him a semester to teach. He did a great job though and I think we all left with a firm grasp of what things we need to learn and do (that won’t cost an arm and a leg) to get started.
The piece of his talk that stuck out for me was that hydroponics are on their way. It might now seem that way out here in Eatonville where we have room to garden. But in the cities, there is a lack of space and a lot of mouths to feet. In some areas they are building hydroponic greenhouses right on top of the grocery store. You can just walk upstairs for your lettuce.
We’ll have to see if anyone gives it a try. If you do, please report!
(Thanks for the pictures Anne!)
Posted by dimettler on February 16, 2015
Hostas in the Summer (2014)
We had a great meeting on January 9th at Kathleen Owen’s home. Greg Grave of Old Goat Farm came and spoke on Hostas. Although none of our Hostas are out of the ground yet, he had lists of various types, pictures of the plants in his yard, and information on dividing and creating healthy clumps. We all left ready to buy out his nursery when it opens up this spring.
We talked about visiting some gardens around the area, like Powells, in the spring. It’s cold outside, but we felt like we’d peaked at spring.
Posted by dimettler on January 30, 2015
On Thursday, June 12, we met at Sheryll Slayton’s home for our final meeting of the year. It was a kind of a grey day, but Sheryll and co-hostess Ginny created a cheery spot.
It’s been a productive year and Mary and Rosie gave us a hint that Dogwood will be receiving a few awards at the next district meeting.
Our last talk this year was given by member Kathy Mettler, who gave us a miniature garden 101 class. Now there is no excuse not to have a garden, since you can create an entire landscape in a flower pot.
Although the year is winding down, we’re gearing up for one more event this summer — Art in Bloom. See you then!
Posted by dimettler on June 16, 2014
Jan Landry helping set out plants
The Community Day plant sale held May 2, at the Eatonville High School was a great success. We raised over $460.
Thank you everyone for taking time to pot up plants and man the booth. And thank you Sheryll for helping reel in the customers!
Posted by dimettler on May 12, 2014
DeGoede’s getting ready for Mother’s Day
It was a rainy and blustery day, but that didn’t stop our field trip to DeGoede’s Nursery.
We got to tour the different greenhouses as well as their private viewing garden. Of course, we also had to purchase a few plants while we were there. Nothing like growing memories of past events in your garden.
Meeting under the flowers
Posted by dimettler on May 12, 2014
John Valentine speaking to the Dogwood Garden Club
Jan Landry hosted this April’s meeting along with co-hostess Kathleen Owen. Great food and the view of Eatonville, Mountain Rainier and Ohop Valley was breathtaking.
We had our own seed exchange and swapped seeds ranging from black hollyhocks to parsnips. We’ll see how everyone’s gardens look a few months from now.
Lastly,we had Master Gardener John Valentine come speak again, this time on seeds and year-round gardening. It was fascinating and we left with our heads swimming with new ideas and information.
Next up is the club’s annual plant sale. Everyone is busy potting up for the big event! See you at the Eatonville high school gym on May 1.
Posted by dimettler on April 22, 2014