Talkin' Dirt

Summer Edition 2016

   

 

The Olympia Garden Club takes a hiatus during June, July and August as will Talkin’ Dirt.

 

During this time enjoy your garden with The Three I’s.  Innovative, Inspired and Incredible.

 

Innovative

 

Rise to the occasion creating a vertical garden that is innovative and inspiring.

 

Just a few ideas include:

 

Repurpose plumbing pipes

A Living Wall

A Wooden Box

Recycled Bottles

Florafelt* Planters

Shoe Rack

 

*Florafelt is a material fiber made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.

 

Inspired

 

Find inspiration for designing your garden through ideas, style and design.

 

Ideas

Containers

Furniture

Hedges

Mixed Plantings

Paths and Patios

Trees

Walls and Boundaries

Water

 

Style

Urban Garden

Wildlife Friendly

Mediterranean

Contemporary

Cottage Garden


 

Design with plants

Urban Garden plants: pittosporum,  trachelospermum, Acer, ferns, heuchera

Wildlife Friendly: Hawthorn, sunflower, honeysuckle, sedum, buddlejas

Mediterranean: cypress trees, rosemary, olive trees, palms, phlomis

Contemporary: bamboo, Echinacea, grasses, phormium, euphorbia

Cottage:  foxglove, lavender, delphinium, mock orange, rose

 

Incredible Garden Results (Inspired people produce results.)

 

Few places are more relaxing than a garden,

whether it’s simple, extensive,

elegant or filled with so

many flowers you can’t count

them all.

 

There’s something incredibly

relaxing about strolling through

nature and enjoying the delights

that we have created.

 

Not all gardens are created

equally however and while

some may captivate you for

but a moment

 

there are some whose memory

will linger in your mind

forever.    Anonymous


 

With that said – be innovative, inspired and incredible in your garden.

 

See you in September!  MBR

by Mary Beth Riggs

Service Projects

 

- Arbor Day - Priest Point Park
- Merrie Makings
- Memorial Garden
- Blue Star Markers

- Flower Shows

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