Hwy 530 Nurseries: Judy Headrick made maps of the nurseries along Highway 530 to encourage us to shop there. Marla Skaglund, who has Skaglund Hill Memorial Garden told us that all those nurseries, plus hers and others will be on the Red Rooster tour this year.
ANNUAL PLANT SALE - We hold our annual plant sale in the City of Arlington in May. Members dig up and divide plants from their own gardens as well as gardens of friends and neighbors (with permission of course!) to contribute to the plant sale. This event is a major fundraiser for our club with a large turn-out from the community. Our bake sale table is also a huge hit and generates return customers.
TREE CITY USA – Our club assisted and motivated the city in making Arlington a ‘Tree City USA’ in 2003.
DOGWOOD TREES – We planted ten Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ dogwood trees along the Centennial Trail and other areas of downtown Arlington.
MAYOR’S FLOWER GARDEN – In the spring of 2006 we planted an area outside the new Arlington City Hall with an old-fashioned flower garden at the request of Mayor Margaret Larson.
LEBANON PARK in downtown Arlington was designed and planted by the newly formed garden club in the 1930’s which we continue to maintain.
Other Projects & Activities
ARLINGTON LIBRARY PLANTING – In 2005 our club, in cooperation with the City of Arlington, planted the south side of the Arlington Library with summer and winter blooming heather.
WAYS & MEANS – At each of our monthly meetings we encourage members to participate in the mini fundraisers or raffles. All monies received are used to support various charitable donations.
We support the CITY OF ARLINGTON by donating and planting dogwood
trees, purchasing benches for the Centennial Trail as well as 2 benches
at bus stops in Smokey Point and we participate in other city activities.
We also support WSFCG, STATE AND EVERGREEN DISTRICT activities & goals as well as help maintain the Blue Star Memorial area at the Rest Stop on I-5.
Members bring horticultural specimens and designs to our monthly meetings. During the summer months we meet for WORKSHOPS, GARDEN TOURS AND NURSERY VISITS, etc. We also join other community groups for cooperative activities.
FOOD BANKS - In 2008, we kicked off a project to supply food, money and plants for Food Banks in local areas where some of our members live: Oso, Arlington, and Stanwood.