There's much to see here. So, take your time, enjoy our members gardens tour, and explore the websites, books and other bits of information found and shared by our garden club members.
Each month our club will feature a member's garden. These gardens are diverse and each has a story to tell. Enjoy the bio and slideshow!
Judy lives along the Stillaguamish River in the home her husband, Bob, and sons built. The property was originally purchased by her husband’s father in the 1940s when it was well known as a fly fishing haven. The area was dotted with little fishing cabins. Bob and Judy bought the property in the 1970s, eventually building and moving from Briar, Washington, in 1990. The year they moved in was the year of a big flood. Fortunately, their home remained high and dry. Her son and daughter-in-law have lived with her since Bob's passing, and her family includes two kitties along with a couple of grand-dogs.
Judy grew up in North Seattle and attended Roosevelt High School. As a city girl there was not much gardening, so it has been in her country home that she has learned to love gardening. When they moved into their home it was surrounded by tall trees and huckleberry bushes. Her garden now includes many established plants that her children have given to her over the years. There are also many cherished Arlington Garden Club plant sale finds, along with plant swaps with her many garden club friends.
Judy joined the Arlington Garden Club in 2006. She served as the Club Hospitality Chairperson, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She has been a dependable fixture every May managing the bake sale table at the annual AGC Plant Sale. Her other hobbies include reading and baking.
Judy's garden brings her great comfort and peace, especially at this time of social distancing.
Kian S shared this link. It's a great website for exploring fun and informational garden videos. Explore the Chelsea Garden Show, for example. Or a video on A to Z gardening. If you're into cooking or documentaries there are many more videos to explore. Click here: hdclump
Dorthy Massey gave a presentation at one of our club meetings about solutions to garden problems. Members also asked questions and she answered. On our Members Only page we've included a handout but the public can view her YouTube channel or check out her Facebook page. Thank you Libby A for sharing this.
One of our favorite local gems is Karen Chapman of Le Jardinet Designs. She's a garden designer, speaker, teacher and author. Check out her website, Le Jardinet Designs and make sure you take a peek at her blog while you're there. Karen's three information packed books are available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Monty Don OBE is a British gardener and presenter of the long running gardening show Gardening World (which is available via YouTube or HD Clump).
Piet Oudolf is the designer of the famous High Line Garden in NY and the Lurie in Chicago. He is famous for naturalistic gardening plantings. His website showcases pictures of the famous gardens all over the world that he has designed.
Margaret Roach’s website has useful interviews with various gardening experts in the US, useful gardening tips. She does, however, garden in upstate NY, so climate is more extreme than ours.
AGC member Kathy E shared this website: www.gardenanswer.com. Laura and her husband Aaron post videos of everyday gardening they do in their garden in eastern Oregon. Laura is an experienced gardener. While growing up, her family owned a garden center and she worked there as well. They have 1.3 million followers on Facebook and post videos on Youtube.
Highgrove Gardens is the home of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Its gardens are spectacular--and sustainably managed.
Kew Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to over 14,000 trees and 50,000 different plant species.
The Gardens at Waddesdon Manor were built by Baron de Rothschild (well, actually by his gardeners) and are an amazing example of Victorian garden design.