Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Summer potluck August 22

Joyce Lowe is hosting our summer potluck on August 22 at 6 p.m. Joyce's address is 32764 32nd Ave. S., Federal Way, WA 98023-2730. Her phone number is 253-874-4129.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Awards to Marine Hills Garden Club and members

At the June 21 awards ceremony, our club and members received several state and district awards.

Awards for Marine Hills Garden Club (2016-2017)
Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs (WSFGC):
1st place - Marine Hills Garden Club – Civic Development (A) – Foundation House
1st place - Marine Hills Garden Club – Civic Development (B) – Blue Star Marker
1st place - Debbie Angel - Brynn Tavasci Award for garden art from recycled materials
1st place - Debbie Angel – Horticulture Essay Award
Longevity Award to Marine Hills for 55 years

Chinook District Awards:
1st place – Donna Mansfield - Past District Director’s Award - Dianne Green Award for Best Horticulture
2nd place – Debbie Angel - Past District Director’s Award - Dianne Green Award for Best Horticulture
District Director’s Award – Marine Hills Garden Club 25% attending district meetings
1st place - Past District Director’s Award – Shirley Lins Award for Best Novice Design to Diane Goss
3rd place - Past District Director’s Award – Sally Priebe Award for outstanding top award winning design to Diane Goss
1st place - Past District Director’s Award – Esther Banholzer Award for best yearbook cover design
1st place - Plant A Tree Award to Marine Hills (120 trees)
1st place - Plant A Tree Award Individual to Marianne Lanning (54 trees)
2nd place - Plant A Tree Award Individual to Penny Merriman (24 trees)
1st place - Past District Director’s Award – Brynn Tavasci Award for garden art from recycled materials to Debbie Angel
3rd place - Past District Director’s Award – Jeanette Pruin Award (# new members) to Marine Hills

District Longevity Certificate to Marine Hills for 55 years (1962 – 2017)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Marine Hills Garden Club Plant Sale

Our annual plant sale is Friday, April 29, for pre-sale orders only.
Public plant sale (non pre-sale orders) is Saturday, April 30.

Location: 29301 7th Pl. South, Federal Way, WA


Perennials, native plants, annuals, vegetables.

For more information, contact Judy McDonald at 253-839-4413

Club members will meet at Arlyce's house Friday morning to pull orders, beginning about 9 a.m.

Hill and Dale District Workshop

Hill & Dale District
March 29, 2017
“All That News”
Workshop 33
8:30 to 2:15

Faerie Garden Tips and Tricks with JoAnne Sandell
Janit Calvo  owner of Two Green Thumbs Nursery
Author and designer of miniature gardens
New Designs direct from NGC attendees
Betty Burkhart and Debbie Spiller
Lunch Included $20

Masonic Hall
306-134th St S Tacoma

Checks made payable to Hill & Dale District and sent to
Sherry Matthews
2005-5th Ave SW
Puyallup WA 98371

Provide your name and e-mail address.


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Awards for Marine Hills Garden Club

At the Awards Ceremony and Luncheon in June, we received many awards.
Pacific Region:
2nd place - Club Garden Therapy Project (Foundation House)
Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs (WSFGC):
1st place - Marine Hills Garden Club – Passive Garden Therapy – Foundation House Pollinator Garden
1st place - Marine Hills Garden Club – Civic Development – Blue Star Marker
1st place - Debbie Angel, Berta Deming for most blue ribbons in standard flower shows
2nd place - Debbie Angel – Chinook District Yearbook
Chinook District Awards:
1st place - Past District Director’s Award – Lona Carter Award for Outstanding Contribution to Chinook District to Caroline Liddell
2nd place - Past District Director’s Award – Ann Crain Yearbook Award
2nd place - Past District Director’s Award – Sally Priebe Award for outstanding top award winning design to Donna Mansfield
2nd place - Past District Director’s Award – Esther Banholzer Award for best yearbook cover design
1st place - Plant A Tree Award to Marine Hills (98 trees)
1st place - Plant A Tree Award Individual to Gretchen Blanchard (50 trees)
2nd place - Past District Director’s Award – Lois Kessler Award to Marine Hills for Blue Star Marker
3rd place - Past District Director’s Award – Lois Kessler Award to Marine Hills for Foundation House hanging basket planting

District Longevity Certificate to Arlyce Pearson for 45 years with Marine Hills Garden Club

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

PowellsWood Garden Tour

Seven of us braved the rain to have a wonderful guided tour of PowellsWood Garden Saturday May 25. The garden is lovely! I will return on a sunny day to take garden photos to post. Here we are after the tour:


Foundation House Hanging Baskets and Pollinator Garden

Here are a few photos of club members and Foundation House residents at our May 10 "potting party". We potted up 20 hanging baskets. We weeded the pollinator garden, top-dressed with compost, planted a fuchsia in memory of Valerie Roloff, and added a row of wax begonias.











Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Club Plant Sale

Plan to attend the Marine Hills Garden Club Plant Sale April 22 and 23!

Friday, April 22, is the pre-sale day. Club members will help pull the pre-sale orders and put orders out for afternoon pickup.

Saturday, April 23 is the general plant sale from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Arrive early for best selection.

Location: 29301 7th Pl. S., Federal Way

Varied selection of perennials, native plants, annuals, vegetables.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

A few photos from the Flower and Garden Show

Several members of the garden club attended the Flower and Garden Show. Here are photos from some of the garden designs I enjoyed:






Feb. 16 meeting - pop can flowers

What fun we had creating garden art - flowers from pop cans!








Here is a photo of another craft that you may be interested in for Halloween decoration - a skeleton from milk cartons:

Monday, July 20, 2015

Club Members in Federal Way Symphony Garden Tour

Once again, Marine Hills Garden Club played an important part in the success of the Federal Way Symphony Garden Tour. Several members were on committees and helped at gardens, and Carol Grimes was the tour chair. Suzy Blair and Gretchen Blanchard were two featured gardens.
Photos from Suzy's garden:




 Photos from Gretchen's garden:








Thursday, July 16, 2015

Awards for 2014-2015

Marine Hills Garden Club and our members were awarded numerous awards at the June 17 Chinook District Awards Lunch.

2014-2015 Awards
National Garden Clubs:
Certificate of Commendation - Butterfly Project (Foundation House Bed)
Pacific Region:
1st place – Club Garden Therapy (Active Therapy) Project (Foundation House sedum wreaths, flower arranging class)
Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs (WSFGC):
1st place - Bird Protection Individual to Lynne Skidmore
1st place - Horticulture Essay to Debbie Angel “Trees for Small Landscapes”
1st place – Lois Donahue Award of Achievement to Debbie Angel
1st place – to Marine Hills Garden Club - Garden Therapy (Passive Therapy)
1st place – to Marine Hills Garden Club –Garden Therapy (Active Therapy)
1st place – to Marine Hills Garden Club (Debbie Angel, project chairman) – Butterfly Conservation
Chinook District Awards:
1st place - Past District Director’s Award – Dottie Wilson Award for Outstanding Contribution to her GC to Debbie Angel
1st place - Past District Director’s Award – Dianne Green Award for Best Horticulture Exhibit to Donna Mansfield for Rhododendron ‘Cameo’
1st place - Past District Director’s Award – Esther Banholzer Award for Best Yearbook cover to Marine Hills
1st place - Plant A Tree Award – to Marine Hills (167 trees)
2nd place- Plant A Tree Award Individual to Penny Merriman (19)
3rd place - Past District Director’s Award – Lois Kessler Award (community project) to Marine Hills

August 4 Club Potluck, 5 PM at Maxine Ranta's house

We will have a potluck gathering for club members at Maxine's house and garden on Tuesday, August 4, at 5 PM.

Blue Star Memorial Marker Ceremony

Here are some photos from our May 16 Dedication Ceremony at Federal Way's Celebration Park: