Staking Plants

Staked plants at Vashon Island Garden Tour

Staked plants at Vashon Island Garden Tour

At our March meeting we talked about creative and green ways to stake and label plants, including using recycled items.

Diane Mettler talks about some of the things you can use and considering — like creating your own tomato cages from left over wire fencing and using sticks that you’ve recently pruned. Other members chimed in with other creative ideas — like cutting your tomato cage in two and giving yourself a small and large cage.

Labeling we decided could be stylish and still recycled — from old silverware to  hand crafted stick markers.

It will be fun to see if we’re staking better this year.

 

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Martha Parrish’s 100th Birthday Bash

Rosie presenting Martha Parrish a certificate form the club

Rosie presenting Martha Parrish a certificate form the club

Martha Parrish, our first garden club president over 60 years ago, had her 100th birthday bash on March 2nd. Many from the town turned out, including Dogwood Garden Club’s Rosie Trujillo. She presented Martha with a certificate from the club celebrating the big event.

Congratulations Martha. You’re an inspiration to us all!