Below is a slideshow of photos taken at the showroom of Stephanie Burgess of Painted Peace in Bellingham. The club went on a field trip there in March. Stephanie is the designer of her recognizable brightly colored art that adorns art poles, planters and wall art to name a few.
How to Make Kokodama Balls
2018 Craft Day at Karen's
Member's Upcoming Activities Calendar
This list is for the benefit of members so they know when activities in the club as well as outside the club are happening. Most of this information appears in the Garden Scoop newsletter but all efforts will be made to keep this list current and add items as needed.
June 26th - An amazing field trip adventure to Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC. is scheduled for late June. Arrangements are being made through Travel Time (360-474-9192). The one day tour package includes round trip transportation on the Victoria Clipper, a Victoria City highlights tour and a fun filled day at Butchart gardens with High Tea. Please see the April edition of the Garden Scoop newsletter for details. Price is $262 per person plus a comfort class seating upgrade option on the Clipper.
Congratulations to Karen Ricketts (right),
winner of the 2019 Roberta Lothian Award
(pictured with AGC president Judy Ness)
Several garden club members had their own booths at the 2018 Holiday Garden Art & Crafts event. Other members, as well as husbands, help out at the AGC booth and other details. Thanks to all who pitched in this year to make it a great success!
In July of 2018 Arlington Garden Club members presented Karen and Charlie Ricketts with a metal sculpture fountain, handcrafted by Dennis Cant, as a thank you for the many years they hosted Craft Day at Karen's.
Judy Ness Receives Award
On January 22, 2019 Judy Ness, Arlington Garden Club President, received the Mayor's Volunteer Award, presented by Barbara Tolbert, Mayor of Arlington. The award was given at the City Council Meeting in recognition to her service to the City of Arlington through the many hours of volunteering in the commumity. We're fortunate to have Judy as our president!
At the May 2019 Arlington Garden Club meeting, member Cheri Hansen demonstrated how to make Kokodamas out of a soil mix and moss. Several members asked for instructions on how to make them and here they are.
Craft Day at Karen's - held in July each year
Each July members of the Arlington Garden Club gather at member Karen Rickett's wonderful garden to play and create craft projects. Each year new crafts are taught, mostly by members. As much as possible we keep the craft projects garden related. A Wednesday night potluck is then held to pick up the hand-made treasures and enjoy the company of members and their guests.
Members must sign up in advance as space is limited. Details appear in the Garden Scoop newsletter prior to the event. Small fees may be required for craft projects to cover materials.
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Old Town Arlington Garden Tour - On September 18th members toured the Mayor's Garden in front of City Hall and the Rain Garden nearby. Next they ventured to Sharon Dittenberger's garden, the Community Garden, Bea Randall's garden and followed up with Kathy Engell's garden.
Next June Fling - June 8, 2020
This event is held the last month of our garden club year which runs from September through June. It's a celebration of the year's accomplishments. Each year the theme changes and members or groups of members are encouraged to adopt a table and decorate it with their version of the event theme.
At this event the Roberta Lothian award is presented, the annual scholarship is awarded and, depending on the committee choice, a silent auction or other fun fundraiser is held the duration of the event.
This celebration is for current paid member's of the Arlington Garden Club. Guests are welcome at our September through May meetings.
Member's Gardens Slideshow
Members - If you would like to see your garden showcased here please send Tina Wilson photos of your garden (three maximum) via email, mail or text.
Slide show of the June Fling
Dorthy's Garden Secrets
Our May meeting speaker was Dorthy Massey of
'Ask Dorthy' on Facebook. She gave us tons of helpful information in her gardening 'question and answer' session. Please click the link below (in red) to access the handout, download and print it:
Members work on the Mayor's Garden
Arlington Garden Club Meeting Minutes
Board Meeting Minutes