Scene in Edmonds: Rain or shine

L-R: Eric Bird of Edmonds Parks and Recreation with Floretum Garden Club member Neena Mathew.
Floretum’s Bonnie Magnuson at work.
Linda Borofka of the Floretum Garden Club.
Floretum’s Glenn Douglas.

Rain did not deter Edmonds Floretum Garden Club members from assisting the Edmonds Parks and Recreation team in planting annuals in the four corner plots at 6th and Main in downtown Edmonds.  This May 21 planting event is just one of numerous cooperative planting events between the city and the garden club planned for the month of May.

— Photos by Chris Walton

  1. Love these photos! I’m so appreciative of Eric and his staff at the parks department, and that Floretum gets to help spruce up downtown every year.

  2. Cooperation between the Edmonds Parks Department and Floretum is a great tradition. Some of the trees on 7th near the park and the Christmas tree in central downtown are other examples of this practice.

    The downtown Christmas tree and some of the flowering pear trees on 7th near the park are part of this tradition of cooperation. Thanks to the parks department which plans it and the Floretum members who volunteer to help beautify Edmonds.

  3. Citizen volunteers being ALLOWED and encouraged to do stuff. Now, that’s a beautiful thing and how it should work!

  4. Yep, A great group they are the Floretum Club. I totally respect them and all that they do. This is exactly what volunteers being allowed to do that can help all over our city. I hope in the future we will hear more of some of the members that I think do things in other areas too. I have received emails and get-well cards from them, and they have never met me I am a member, but I really just joined to be able to support them with the dues. The dues are very small Edmonds. Give them some cash so they can continue to do their honest and non self-serving work. Thank you Edmonds Floretum Club.

  5. The flowers around town are so beautiful and welcoming. Thank you to all of you who make it happen!

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