Give Kids a Hand Patch

Children's Garden Patch

General Membership Meeting

Join us February 23rd for this enjoyable meeting. Programs will be provided by our state officers.  YOU will provide samples of your special crafts.  Bring texties, photography, sculpture or others.  Contact Gale Baullinger by Feb 19th so space may be allocated to your special interest.  Click for Pleasent Pastimes Flyer.


Give Kids a Hand (GKAH)

The main goal of GKAH is to foster hands-on student opportunities as part of the classroom curriculum. A few of the many projects GKAH has funded include native plantings, vegetable gardens and the study of plant life cycles. One of our teachers said, “It is a powerful experience for students to sow seed in ground they have prepared, and then see plants grow and flourish with their care.”

Click here for more details and the application. Deadline is February 17, 2015!


Gardening Study School

Keep the date open or sign up now!  See the Education tab for more information.  We are pleased to announce that we will be having Cass Turnbull (Pruning Diva) as one of our speakers.  Don't miss out April 7-9 2015!


Bellevue Botanical Garden

Share your gardening passion!

The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society is currently accepting volunteer applications for new docents to greet visitors and give tours at the Garden.  Training classes will be held on eight consecutive Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., February 19  through April 9, 2015.

For more information, contact Lisa Scott, Volunteer Program Coordinator, at or 425-452-6826.


Holiday Jewels Flower Show

The 69th WSFGC Annual Holiday Show, “Holiday Jewels” blew into Everett November 5 & 6th “Glistening, glimmering, shining and bright”, among the pelting raindrops of a wet and windy fall day.

 We had a lovely turnout for our event, regardless of the blustery weather. I am sure that most of the 17 Districts in the WSFGC were represented in entries and attendees. We sold over 250 tickets and at least 144 people attended the show on the 5th or 6th, rain and all. We had 164 Division I- Horticulture Entries, 84 Division II- Design Entries, and 67 Division III- Special Exhibit Entries that included 12 Educational Exhibits, 16 Artistic Craft Exhibits, 24 Photographs and 16 Youth Entries for a total of 315 show entries. Thank you all who participated.

 We would like to express our gratitude for all who worked long and hard planning and executing the show. It truly does “take a village” to pull off this big of an event.  A special thanks to our outstanding Schedule Writer, Debby Minton, our wonderful staging director Judy Swortz, and our theme innovator, Linda Maida. 

 Just as important are all the other jobs of the show – judges, clerks, hostesses, ticket makers & takers, treasurer,  publicity,  board boutiques, awards and ribbons, entry cards & signage, invitationals, posters, photography, cover design, schedule reviewers, book of evidence,  horticulture, youth and design, advance entry, consultants, and placement.  Your help & support made this show.

 It has been our pleasure to be your co-chairs for Holiday Jewels.

Debbie Spiller and Marianne Wilkins.

Note - Pictures and awards will show in Smoke Signals.