IN THE COMMUNITY
- MAKING EDMONDS BEAUTIFUL -
PLANTING HANGING BASKETS, CORNERS & HAZEL MILLER PLAZA
Every spring, members of Floretum serve the City of Edmonds by getting the spectacular hanging baskets and downtown corners ready for their summer outing. Edmonds Parks and Rec provides the plants, pots, and soil, and Floretum members do the rest!
The more than 20,000 plants that are set out each summer have been carefully selected to survive extreme weather conditions in Edmonds. City personnel grow most of the flowers from seed in City greenhouses. Our club members help plant the downtown corners throughout the month of May.
Members grow organic veggies, fruits, and berries in 20 boxes which were generously donated and installed by the Snohomish Conservation District. Several boxes are grown specifically to contribute to the weekly harvest for the Edmonds Food Bank.
PLANT SALE = SCHOLARSHIPS!
It’s still a sharing kind of event...it’s part of how we share our joy of gardening with the rest of the community.
- Former Floretum President, Inae Piercy
Floretum's annual plant sale is held in the first Saturday of May. It funds scholarships for horticulture students at nearby colleges, as well as elementary school gardens. Members select plants from their own gardens, to sell to the public.
EDUCATIONAL EVENTS -SATURDAY WORKSHOPS
Floretum sponsors occasional Saturday workshops on all kinds of subjects: soil, trees, attracting birds and bees, conservation, frogs, weeds, landscaping, and garden design.