Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Garden Club Summer Events

Have you purchased your Dan Hinkley tickets yet?  It's easy to do so online at:

Reminder:  THIS week on  Thursday, May 28, 1:30-3:30---WGC May Meeting----Pat Joyner, arborist, will present great information about planting trees and shrubs.  We will also plant a tree in the library garden.  Come prepared to help plant our new tree. 

Willow Garden Club Summer Events
This year marks the 30th year of garden tours in Willow, when a small group of dedicated Willow gardeners got together to host what has become a yearly tradition in Willow. A few years later this same group of gardeners formally became Willow Garden Club. To mark the anniversary, Willow Garden Club is hosting three events this summer. (Our usual summer garden tour schedule will return next year.)

During remainder of the summer:

Old Fashioned Summer Solstice Picnic
Saturday, June 27th (1:00 p.m.)
Home of Cindy and Ron Forsyth on Nancy Lake
RSVP: You must RSVP if you plant to attend: crfupnorth@mtaonline.net

Join us as we celebrate the summer gardening season. Willow Garden Club will provide hot dogs and beverages. Please bring your choice of side dish, salad, or dessert. Bring a plant for Chinese auction. Flyer for solstice picnic will be mailed out on June 1st.

Les Brake’s Coyote Garden Tour
Saturday, July 25th (10 a.m.- 5 p.m.) Sunday, July 26th (12-5 p.m.)

Les Brake’s garden has been featured in numerous magazines, including Horticulture, Gardens Illustrated, Country Gardens, Sunset, New Zealand Gardener, and Plant Driven Design, the latest book from Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden. HGTV featured his garden and two segments for the PBS show ‘Smart Gardening’ were filmed there. His ice arrangements have gained some notoriety; appearing in several magazines, including Better Homes and Gardens and Suzy Bales’ book, The Garden in Winter.

Dan Hinkley Presentation
Saturday, August 1st (1:30 -3:30p.m.)
Willow Community Center, Mile 69.5, Parks Highway
Entrance Fee: $12 For tickets go to: willowgardenclub.blogspot.com

Willow Garden Club is honored to host Dan Hinkley, the well-known American horticulturalist, award-winning author, plant explorer, and lecturer. He is best known for establishing Heronswood Nursery and Windcliff, near Poulsbo, Washington. For the past twenty-five years he has traveled to all corners of the world searching out rare plants that would be suitable new introductions for the temperate climate found in the Northwest. Dan will share stories from his most recent adventure searching for rare plants in China, Vietnam, and Myanmar. He will also highlight examples of plants found on his trip; some of which could be grown in Alaska’s garden zones. This is a presentation that every gardener or armchair traveler in Alaska will enjoy.
Tickets available at danhinkleyinwillow.eventbrite.com

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