January 11th – Potting up Party this Saturday

There will be a potting up party at Kandy’s house, 14555 Stone Ave N, Shoreline, this coming Saturday January 11th, 1-4. We have lots of clumps of things to pot up for our spring plant sale. Dress for the weather. Bring clippers and gloves and water. Pam’s phone for questions: 206 999 3092

Work Party – Sat Aug 3 – NEW TIME – 10am-1pm

Aster novae-angliae 'Vibrant Dome' with Hypericum Hypearls 'Renu'

Aster novae-angliae ‘Vibrant Dome’ with Hypericum Hypearls ‘Renu’ in the Blooms of Bressingham trial beds

Please come help weed Bed 2 at CUH (3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, 98105) at our new time, Saturday August 3rd, from 10am-1pm instead of 8:00 in the morning.  We will be weeding and sheet-mulching it, so bring your shovels and hand-tools.

Also, we’ll weed Equisetum out of Bed#1.  Bring lots of water and a sun-hat!.


December Work Party – Saturday Dec 15 2012, 10am-2pm

We will have the only work party of December at CUH on Dec 15th 10-2. We’ll plant perennials in bed #1 and cover the north end of the bed with landscape cloth to discourage Equisetum. If it’s dry enough we will continue to remove paving squares from bed #2 and we’ll mulch another of the Bressingham beds. We only mulched one of them earlier.


Bring clothes for the weather, gloves, and weeding and planting tools. We’ll have lunch at Burgermaster after the work party for anybody who wants to join us.

November Work Party – Potting Up for the Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, November 3rd, 10am-2pm

We had a successful planting party last Saturday. Some of us cleaned the daffodils while others weeded the Equisetum out of the bed. Then we planted over a thousand daffodil bulbs. Won’t it look lovely in the spring!

Now we’re planning a potting up party at Kandy’s. We have bulbs to pot up from our bulb sale, and clumps of plants to pot up, both for our spring plant sale in April. We also need to prep the nursery area for winter. If it rains we can do the potting up in Kandy’s garage and greenhouse and keep out of the rain, and leave the prep of the nursery for a dry day.

We’ll be at Kandy’s 14555 Stone Ave N, Shoreline. Park along the street. Bring clothes for the weather, pruning shears, gloves, etc. Kandy’s is one block east of Aurora on 145th. Take the NE 145th exit from I-5 and head west towards Aurora. Just before you get there, turn right onto Stone Ave N. Kandy’s house is at the bottom of the hill. Park on the street.

Any questions call Pam 206 999 3092

October 2012 Work Party Schedule

Oct 6/7

  • Bulb Sale Work Parties … no work on CUH beds

Oct 13th Saturday 8:30-11:30am

  • ALL HANDS ON DECK! – Mulch and edge the Bressingham beds on Saturday the 13th. So bring sharp shovels especially straight bladed ones, and edging clippers that day.  Assuming we have enough workers, put down cardboard and mulch bed #2 under the large Magnolia. Also remove the rest of the paving tiles from bed #2 and move to bed #1.

 Oct 18th Thursday 1-4

  • General maintenance
  • (No Crew Leads)

Oct 27th Saturday 8:30-11:30am

  • ALL HANDS ON DECK! – Assuming it has rained, and we have approval of our bed design from CUH – COME HELP US PLANT BULBS. We bought hundreds of Narcissus bulbs for bed #2 to plant in large drifts.  We will also have to finish any prep-work like final weeding.

Bring your own tools. Shovels for the mulching day, or whatever you use to spread mulch. Trowels, hori-horis or whatever you use to plant bulbs for the bulb planting day.