Northwest NEWS

May 20, 2002

Home & Garden

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Spring planting on Northeast 175th Street

There is a new look to the 15 wooden planters and the recently installed 24 pots that line Northeast175th Street in downtown Woodinville.
   The work is the result of the partnership between the Cottage Gardeners Garden Club, Molbak's and the City of Woodinville.
   Each year the garden club plants the containers according to a design provided for continuity by Peggy Campbell, Molbak's horticulturist and director of education.
   Molbak's also provides the annual plants. This year McLendon's Hardware discounted the dracaena perennial plants that are in the center of each display.
   "The City of Woodinville landscaping crew, which takes care of the watering, replaced eight of the wooden boxes this year and poured cement pads and placed three pots on each pad for a new look. They also dug out and replenished the boxes with new soil," said Jaye Harrington, who with Gladys Hall, co-chairs the planting committee for the garden club.
   "The garden members donate their time to the City of Woodinville to plant, deadhead the spent blossoms and weed the containers," said Harrington. "Mick Monken, Director of Public Works and Valerie Keyes Jarvi, Maintenance Supervisior for Public Works helped direct the operation.
   In the fall we will plant pansies and daffodils that will come up next Spring in time for the All Fools' Day Parade. We hope that everyone enjoys the beautiful flowers as they travel down the main street of Woodinville. We do it all for the citizens of Woodinville," said Harrington.