Reminder: ‘Liking Lichens’ topic of Edmonds Floretum Garden Club Nov. 21 program

The Edmonds Floretum Garden Club invites the public to their November membership meeting on Monday, Nov. 21, where Floretum member, author and conservation leader Lora Hein will present her program, Liking Lichens.

What are lichens? And what aren’t they? Learn why they have a place in every garden, and discover how to support and encourage them. Hein will share her own experience researching lichen distribution in distances around geothermal power plants at The Geysers near Sonoma, California. The presentation will explore their sheer attractiveness and celebrate their contribution to seasonal arrangements of all kinds.

Floretum committee chairpeople will also be present prior to the program to explain the many club activities and encourage interested members to jump in during this important re-start year. 
The doors open at 10 a.m. for social time and the program begins at 10:45. All are welcome to attend.

Floretum meets in the Brackett Room at City Hall, 121 5th Ave N, Edmonds.
You can find Floretum online at www.floretum.orgon Facebook at, and on Instagram at
  1. I love Lichen. I never weatherize with chemicals my fences. My yard and gardens and all fencing are covered in lichens. I love the way it looks. These fences have lasted well over 30 years now and yes on occasion a board needs to be replaced and I do and soon it is weathered and covered with lichen. Mosses cover my rocks and even here and there on my perfectly planted trees. The right size to begin with now 30 some years later are at full maturity. I don’t thin my vines and they grow out and create areas behind the blooming new green each year a spot for birds to build and be safe. I retain water on my property and I help the down hill with flooding by doing all I have done for over 30 years. So quit building concrete buildings, quit pressure washing your fences, quit cutting down trees and let nature do what it is meant to do. It looks really nice too in my opinion. Its rustic, it goes with the natural look of growth and nature.

    1. Great to know of another lichen aficionado, Deborah Arthur! Thanks for caring for all of nature. We need all the living, breathing plant life we can nurture and support to keep our planet and the air we breathe as healthy as we can.

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