Thursday, October 14, 2021

October 19 Meeting is 3:00 p.m. at Kent East Hill Nursery

 Please note the special time for our October 19 meeting. As this is a special meeting at Kent East Hill Nursery, we are meeting at 3:00 p.m. We will have a program by Jason Billingsley about great plant choices for the fall. 

I will pass out yearbooks to any members who have not received their yearbook/directory. We will also get new name tags. 

Since we can't meet in-person at Brookdale Foundation House yet, we arranged this special meeting for an almost-outdoor venue for a safe gathering. The weather forecast looks good, but dress warmly.

Saturday, July 31, 2021

September 21 meeting will be at Neely Mansion at 6 pm

 We will have a special meeting September 21 at 6:oo p.m. The location for this meeting will be the Neely Mansion in Auburn: 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn WA 98092


Mark your calendars August 31 at 5 pm - Club Potluck in Penny's garden

 Penny Merriman is hosting our club in her lovely garden on August 31 at 5 pm. Please bring something for the potluck. We will enjoy catching up with each other in Penny and Mike's fabulous garden.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Club service projects

If you are scheduled to bring flowers to the Federal Way Life Care Center, you can still deliver them to the entrance. Check your yearbook to see when you are scheduled.

We welcome members' help maintaining the area around the blue star marker at Celebration Park. Just stop by when you have a little time with a spade or hoe and clean it up as you are able! We have some geraniums to plant there.  We also have wax begonias to plant at the Federal Way Historical Society. Contact Judy if you can help with the planting, as she has done so much for us this spring. Relieving her of some tasks would be very welcome!

Hanging baskets for Brookdale Foundation House

Judy and Radhika are leading the effort for planting the 20 hanging baskets/pots for Brookdale Foundation House in early May. If you would like to help with this no-contact service project, please contact Judy or Radhika. We will not be involving any residents this year. All the potting will be done off-site (probably at Judy's house) and delivered.

Spring 2020 Plant Sale

Our 2020 plant sale was a scaled-down event, focused on fulfilling the pre-orders. Plants were delivered Thursday, April 23. Members pulled orders on Thursday afternoon and Friday. Customers picked them up as they were ready. They were able to browse through a selection of perennials and shrubs propagated or donated by members and friends of the club, which supplemented our pre-sales.

Members signed up for times to help so we didn't have too many at any one time. All were diligent in wearing masks and gloves and maintaining appropriate social distance.

Thanks to all who helped.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Foundation House Potting Party May 8

Our annual event to pot up the 22 hanging pots with the Foundation House residents is Wednesday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. Remember that this event goes quickly, so be early!

We will also plant the wax begonias in the Pollinator Garden Bed. We will do some hoeing and tidying up, so bring your favorite garden tool and a tub.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

May 1 Chinook General Meeting, Lunch, and Flower Show

The May 1 meeting will be a special one. We will have the installation of new district officers. These include MHGC members Penny Merriman as 2nd Assistant District Director, Maxine Ranta as Recording Secretary, and Debbie Angel as Parliamentarian.

Our club will be bringing 4-5 floral centerpieces. Let Diane Goss know if you can bring one of these.

See the Chinook District web site or your copy of the Chinook Winds for the Flower Show schedule. Let Debbie Angel know if you can do a design. We need Novice entries for Class 4 - a design using spring flowers and entries for Class 1 - line-mass design. Also Crafts: a decorated garden hand tool or a Mother's Day corsage.

See the Horticulture schedule for ideas of what you can bring from your garden. You can bring up to 8 specimens. Look around at what looks good in your garden. If it is not listed on the Horticulture schedule, it can fit in the "Other worthy specimen" category.

Plant Sale Pre-order day is Friday, April 26

Wear your apron and help pull plant orders for our pre-sale customers from 9:00 a.m. Friday, April 26 at Maxine Ranta's house: 29829 8th Ave SW, Federal Way, WA 

Marine Hills Garden Club Plant Sale April 27

Public plant sale is Saturday, April 27 from 10-3. 
Location: 29829 8th Ave SW, Federal Way, WA 

Selection of annuals, perennials, shrubs, small trees & vegetables for sale. All funds go to garden projects, local vegetable gardens, speakers & horticulture scholarships. 

More information:  dulcie49@yahoo.com or 253-946-3733.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Marine Hills Garden Club Plant Sale in Federal Way

Club Plant Sale in Federal Way

Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Marine Hills Garden Club has a great assortment of annuals, perennials, shrubs, and small trees for sale. Come early for best selections. Proceeds fund horticulture scholarships and benefit community gardens.

Location: 29829 8th Ave SW in Federal Way, WA 98023

Questions? Please call Maxine at 253-946-3733

MHGC members:  We need all available helpers to pull pre-sale plant orders on Friday at Maxine's house!

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: