Kingston Garden Club News

Released August 10, 2006

Members of the Kingston Garden club are looking forward to an exciting variety of programs this year under the leadership of President Diann K. The September program, Seven Habits of Happy Gardeners, will be given by popular Seattle Times Garden columnist, Mary Robson. Ms. Robson is also a radio speaker and author who has worked with Washington State University for 18 years teaching garden classes and leading Master Gardeners.

The Kingston Garden Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month at Redeemer United Methodist Church at the corner of Parcell and Shorty Campbell Roads. The September 20 meeting will have a social time at 9 a.m. with the business meeting following at 9:30. The two Blanche acheter viagra Gray Garden shows will also be held in September. The dates are September 14 for Wolfle Elementary and September 21 for Gordon Elementary.

The Kingston Garden Club was founded in 1950 by a small group of women interested in plants and gardening. The first president was Mrs. Dulcie Burger. The club’s objectives are to further the knowledge of gardening and artistic use of plant materials. The club also stimulates interest in civic beautification and aids in the conservation of natural resources and the preservation of wildlife.

Over the years, the club has sponsored many projects including the Blanche Gray Garden shows, an Arbor Day Celebration and the annual community plant sale. Proceeds raised at the sale benefit local community projects and award grants.

The Aloha Wright Grant Program was established in 2006. Grants have been awarded to Gordon Elementary for the purchase viagra sans ordonnance of native plants for the “Safe Walk to School Trail,” Sitllwaters Environmental Center to replace non-native invasive plants with native plants as part of the Carpenter Creek restoration, and Wolfle Elementary School for trail renovation.

Officers for 2006-2007 are Diann K, President; Linda M, Vice-President; Alice M, Treasurer; and Ann I, Secretary. Annika M is the immediate Past President under whose leadership Bobbi W established a web site.

New members are welcome at any time. President Diann K says, “We encourage novice and experienced gardeners to drop into our meeting. We are a friendly and fun group of women who are eager to share our talents while enjoying the friendship of others and helping the community of Kingston.” To learn more about the Kingston Garden club, check out our website at For directions or more information, email Nancy M.