Dogwood Garden Club Flower Bombs Eatonville

IMG_4144Last 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!

 

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Learning About Miniature Gardens

photoOn 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!

Diane

Learning about Bonsai

Bonsai Design at the Dogwood Garden Club

Bonsai Design at the Dogwood Garden Club

At our November meeting on the 15th, we learned about creating bonsai trees from Kathy Mettler.

Kathy and her mother read an article in Sunset during the late 1970s and were instantly hooked. Kathy says, “We started with native finds like seedlings from their Christmas tree farm and wild maple, and gave each other pieces of equipment for birthdays and Christmases.”

In addition to extensive readings on the topic, Kathy as taken classes from local bonsai experts, including those at Bonsai Northwest. Today she cares for at least 40 bonsai, although she admits she’s not sure exactly how many she has.

Kathy training a tree

Kathy training a tree

Next month we’ll learn about outdoor lighting. Can hardly wait.

Making Bouquets for Soldiers’ Graves

Mary Bewley, Sharon Aguilar, Diane Mettler and helper Kathy Mettler

Mary Bewley, Sharon Aguilar, Diane Mettler and helper Kathy Mettler

Thank you Sharon for sharing your chicken coop with the Dogwood Garden Club on Sunday, May 27. Mary Bewley, Sharon Aguilar, Diane Mettler and Kathy Mettler (who donated flowers and jumped in) put together approximately 200 bouquets that were placed on soldiers’ graves on Memorial Day.

Thank you to those who donated they flowers too. The bouquets turned out great.

Diane