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Mill Creek Garden Club donates 600 pounds to food bank

Members of the Mill Creek Garden Club donated over 600 pounds of non-perishable food items to the Mill Creek Community Food Bank Nov. 12. If you're thinking a can or two per member, guess again....

 
 By Lila Johnson    A & E    November 1, 2019

Garden Club enjoys nature's grand finale

The vibrant colors of Autumn danced in the breeze, but thankfully the rain held off for another day when 20 Mill Creek Garden Club women ventured north to Gordon Skagit Farms in Mount Vernon. The...

 
 By Lila Johnson    News    October 18, 2019

Garden Club's October trickery

Sorceress Lyndal, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With moss and slime, and poisonous vine and skunk cabbages all in a row! A little Halloween sorcery crept into Shawn O'Donnell's Pub at...

 

Garden Club kicks off 36th year

Hot off a successful Garden Tour and a three-month break, it is no surprise the September Garden Club meeting was overflowing with the exuberant members and new joins.  Gardens and flowers do have a...

 
 By Lila Johnson    Features    June 21, 2019

Garden Tour is all about giving back

There is a lot more than blooming flowers and sweet smelling gardenias to like about the annual Garden Tour sponsored by the Mill Creek Garden Club scheduled to begin Saturday morning, June 22. All...

 

Herbie invites you to discover why summer is more fun in Mill Creek

If you live in the area, you’ve undoubtedly spotted all kinds of critters in your garden: those endearing robins, hummingbirds and butterflies, or those not-so-desirable flower-eating bunnies and annoying, lawn-ruining moles. In May, there’ll be...

 
 By Lila Johnson    A&E    June 14, 2018

The Key to the Garden Gate

Mill Creek Garden Club’s only fundraiser unlocks the gates to six scenic gardens, Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Mill Creek Garden Tour & Artisan Market is a hometown tradition packed with opportunities to explore, walk,...

 

Seriously seeking gardens!

Mill Creek Garden Club needs you, well more specifically, your garden for their June 23, 2018, Mill Creek Garden Tour. The old saying, “Variety is the spice of life” applies to gardens as well....

 
 By Lila Johnson    Features    May 4, 2017

Friendships forged through gardening

Dressed in jeans, warm jackets, carrying umbrellas and not prepared for a formal tea party, 20 members of the Mill Creek Garden Club and several guests drove over to Cottage Lake Gardens in...

 

Mill Creek Garden Tour is Saturday

After three years of members-only tours, the Mill Creek Garden Tour this year is open to the public. The Mill Creek Garden Club’s self-guided tour is Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m....

 

Mill Creek Garden Club: Featured garden of the week

Editor’s note: This is the sixth and final in a series of articles spotlighting gardens featured in this year’s Mill Creek Garden Tour, which returns June 27 at a decade-long absence. What do you...

 

Mill Creek Garden Club: Featured garden of the week

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of articles spotlighting gardens featured in this year’s Mill Creek Garden Tour, which returns June 27 at a decade-long absence. When you care about...

 

Mill Creek Garden Club: Featured garden of the week

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of articles spotlighting gardens featured in this year’s Mill Creek Garden Tour, which returns June 27 at a decade-long absence. When your parents...

 

Mill Creek Garden Club: Featured garden of the week

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles spotlighting gardens featured in this year’s Mill Creek Garden Tour, which returns June 27 at a decade-long absence. What do you do when... Full story

 

Mill Creek Garden Club: Featured garden of the week

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles spotlighting gardens featured in this year’s Mill Creek Garden Tour, which returns June 27 at a decade-long absence. When you’ve never m... Full story

 

Mill Creek Garden Club: Featured garden of the week

This is the first in a series of articles spotlighting gardens featured in this year’s Mill Creek Garden Tour, which returns June 27 at a decade-long absence. What do you do with a hilly, sloping...

 

Giving Through Gardening grants announced

Mill Creek Garden Club proudly announces its 2014-15 Giving Through Gardening school grant winners. This program challenges the schools to develop garden-related and student-involved projects that enc...

 
 By Lila Johnson    News    February 5, 2015

Garden Club thumps the wintertime blues

With noses pressed against the windows and eyes desperately searching the landscape for any signs of spring, many Mill Creek Garden Club members are shrugging off the winter blahs by anticipating the... Full story

 

Mill Creek Garden Club seeks gardens for public tour

Whether it’s on your iPhone, iPad or that paper calendar you flip a page each month, put an “X” on Saturday, June 27, 2015, for the Mill Creek Garden Tour. The tour, put together by Mill Creek... Full story

 

Teamwork at Veterans Monument and City Hall

Veterans Monument – A City Gem Mill Creek Garden Club volunteers are proud to be caretakers of the Veterans Monument flagpole bed and landscaping directly behind the six basalt columns. The monument... Full story

 

Victoria charms Mill Creek Garden Club

Start with some magnificent gardens, toss in flowers dripping off buildings, sip a spot of tea while horse-drawn carriages saunter by, and it’s easy to understand why Victoria, B.C. thoroughly...

 

Football season, colorful leaves and Mill Creek Garden Club

Kicking off Mill Creek Garden Club’s 2014-15 year is guest speaker Jon Robert Throne, an award-winning floral designer and owner of Countryside Floral & Garden, Issaquah. Jon is known for his...

 
 By Lila Johnson    Schools    July 18, 2014

An ‘urban farm’ takes root at Cedar Wood Elementary

School-grown vegetables became a reality at Cedar Wood, thanks in part to the work of teacher Char Erickson, “Giving through Gardening” grants from Mill Creek Garden Club, and the helping hands...

 
 By Lila Johnson    Schools    July 1, 2014

The trail leads to Forest View Elementary

On a rainy June morning, Mill Creek Garden Club accepted the invitation of Forest View Elementary teacher Debra Strong and her fifth grade class for a guided tour of their Interpretive Trail and...

 
 By Lila Johnson    Features    June 23, 2014

An exercise of the imagination

Mill Creek Garden Club members recently strolled along the winding, treasure-laden paths at Lynn’s Gifts and Garden, Bothell, where our imaginations ran wild. What better place for inspiration than...

 

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