Reminder: Floretum Garden Club annual wreath sale this weekend

Edmonds’ Floretum Garden Club is holding its annual wreath sale on Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or until sold out. (Note that wreaths did sell out on the first day last year.) Find club members in the driveway at 310 Sunset Ave. N. and choose from exuberant wreaths, swags…

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….

Uh oh… what’s this in my yard?  

So, I’m in my front yard, stubbornly going after the remnants of the devilish horse tail weeds that cling to the crevasses in our rock garden. I know, it’s a futile quest. I spot a yellow blur streak by. What is that? I drag myself off the ground and follow the blur to a rhody….

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club closes its first century with a garden-themed gala

More than 100 members of the Edmonds Floretum Garden Club gathered at the Edmonds Yacht Club Sunday afternoon to mark 100 years serving the Edmonds community, share good food and fond memories, bid on an array of garden-themed auction items, and welcome incoming club President Mary Kimball, who will lead the 160-member organization into its…

One more month to enjoy Floretum Garden Club exhibit at Edmonds Historical Museum

You have one more month to visit Deeply Rooted: Edmonds Floretum Garden Club 100 Years of Beautifying Edmonds, presented by the Edmonds Historical Museum, in partnership with Edmonds Floretum Garden Club. The exhibit runs through Oct. 9. Organized in 1922 by Anna V. Bassett and other local residents, the Floretum Club — meaning growth and the scientific…

Floretum Garden Club marks 100 years with donation of public art to city

An estimated 60 citizens, city officials and Floretum Garden Club members gathered Monday afternoon at the corner of 6th and Bell in downtown Edmonds to unveil and dedicate the club’s commemorative gift to the city and citizens of Edmonds – a new public art installation celebrating gardens and floral beauty. Titled “Fleuresscence,” the series of…

Learn how to grow an edible garden during Lynnwood Library event Aug. 20

The Lynnwood Library, in partnership with Verdant Health, will be hosting an event teaching community members how to grow an edible fall garden in whatever space they have available to them. This class is free and aimed toward beginner gardeners who may only have access to a small backyard or patio, yet still want to…

Edmonds in Bloom celebrates with annual garden party

Edmonds in Bloom held its annual garden party Wednesday evening at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. A celebration of the group’s accomplishments, a chance to network, and always featuring a topical speaker, the annual celebration is open to the public. This year’s event attracted an estimated 120 attendees. The featured speaker was author Lorene…

Save the date: Ribbon cutting for new Floretum mosaic sculpture Aug. 15

The Edmonds Floretum Garden Club and the City of Edmonds Arts Commission invite the community to celebrate the unveiling of a new sculpture in downtown Edmonds that the club is donating to the city. The ribbon-cutting will take place at Monday, Aug. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the corner of 6th Avenue North and Bell…

Edmonds in Bloom Aug. 3 Garden Party to feature Lorene Edwards Forkner

Edmonds in Bloom will host its annual Garden Party event on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. The program honors volunteers and Garden Tour hosts and celebrates gardeners, gardens and floral activities. This year’s guest speaker is Lorene Edwards Forkner, author and speaker whose work centers on exploring…

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club wins National Garden Clubs award

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club has been named the overall winner for civic beautification at the state, regional and national levels by the National Garden Clubs, Inc. The club’s nomination form notes that Floretum has been instrumental in helping to beautify Edmonds since 1922. The club partners with the City of Edmonds Parks Department to assist with…

Reminder: Tickets on sale for July 17 Edmonds in Bloom garden tour

Edmonds in Bloom welcomes visitors to the 26th annual Garden Tour, Sunday, July 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Early-bird tickets are $20; day of tour tickets are $25 (if available). To avoid overcrowding the gardens, the number of tickets sold this year will be limited. Tickets are on sale in downtown Edmonds at Bountiful…

Edmonds in Bloom celebrates summer with garden flags, upcoming events

Summer has arrived, and Edmonds in Bloom volunteers in June canvassed neighborhoods and the downtown Edmonds Business District “planting” Edmonds in Bloom flags in front-yard gardens and storefronts containers — their way of saying “thank you” to local gardeners for helping to make Edmonds beautiful. The annual Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour is Sunday, July…

Reminder: ‘Living With Mosses’ topic of May 16 Floretum Garden Club meeting

“When you see moss, think moisture,” says botanist Louise Koehn. Moss must be wet to thrive – hence our abundant Pacific Northwest moss crop this year. Koehn presents “Living with Mosses” at the final spring meeting of Edmonds Floretum Garden Club, Monday, May 16 at 11 a.m. via Zoom. For the Zoom link, email edmondsfloretum@hotmail.com….

Floretum plant sale draws hundreds for best deals of the season

Hundreds of local gardeners and plant enthusiasts flocked to Saturday’s annual Edmonds Floretum Garden Club plant sale for a chance to snag some beautiful, rare and crazy low-priced additions to their home gardens. “We’ve been doing this since the mid-1930s,” explained Floretum President Inae Piercy. “It started out as a plant exchange for club members…

Floretum Garden Club’s roots focus of new exhibit at Edmonds Historical Museum

The Edmonds Historical Museum, in partnership with Edmonds Floretum Garden Club, is presenting a new exhibit, “Deeply Rooted: Edmonds Floretum Garden Club 100 Years of Beautifying Edmonds.” The exhibit opens Saturday, May 7 and running throughout the summer.   Organized in 1922 by Anna V. Bassett and other local residents, Floretum — which means the growth and…

Edmonds in Bloom hosting Kids Plant for Mom’s Day event May 7

Edmonds in Bloom is sponsoring its annual Kids Plant for Mom’s Day event Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the downtown Edmonds Museum Summer Market. The event will provide kids an opportunity to create a floral wonder in a beach pail just in time for Mother’s Day. Volunteers will assist your little…

Reminder: Edmonds Floretum Garden Club plant sale May 7

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club’s popular annual plant sale is coming Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. to noon, 828 Caspers St. (Edmonds United Methodist Church). Floretum is celebrating its centennial this year — 100 years of beautifying Edmonds — by offering gorgeous plants for local gardens. Many of Floretum’s gardeners have spectacular private gardens, so you…

Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation plant sale May 7 in south Everett

Shop all of your favorite plants at the Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation’s annual plant sale Saturday, May 7. The sale begins promptly at 9 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m. and is held in the three parking lots that surround the WSU Snohomish County Extension offices in south Everett, 600 – 128th St. S.E.,…

Save the date: Floretum plant sale May 7

The Edmonds Floretum Garden Club invites you to its 99th annual plant sale Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. to noon at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 9th and Caspers St. Come early for the best selection. Floretum gardeners have been donating plant starts from their gardens since 1923. Undeterred by this year’s cool weather, the members have potted…

Edmonds in Bloom offering grants for kids’ gardens

Edmonds in Bloom is offering grants to schools and nonprofit organizations that support creating gardens for kids in Edmonds. Educators or those participating in a nonprofit that focuses on gardens and kids are eligible to apply for these grants of $50-$100, which are limited to the 98020 or 98026 ZIP code boundaries. The grant should be…

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club offering scholarship for those planning career in horticulture

The Floretum Garden Club of Edmonds is offering a $1500.00 scholarship to a 2022 high school graduate, community college student, or individual planning a career in a horticultural field. The applicant will be selected based on the following criteria: – Interest in horticulture, floral design, landscape design, botany. forestry, or a related field. – Financial need….

‘The Siren Song of Species Rhododendrons’ topic of Floretum March 21 program

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club presents Bob Zimmerman, owner of Chimicum Woods Rhododendron Nursery at its March meeting, Monday, March 21, at 11:15 a.m. via Zoom. He will introduce some of the best species rhodies for our Northwest gardens and the adventures that led him to collect the seeds. Zimmerman says it will be part botanical,…

Edmonds Floretum sponsoring Spring Kids Garden event March 19-20

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden and Edmonds Floretum Garden Club team up this weekend for a fun and free family event, Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The kids can plant a fairy garden to take home, go on a spring scavenger hunt, and scramble up the Wood Wave climbing frame,…