Chinook District of Garden Clubs

Upcoming Events
See the latest Chinook Winds district newsletter for information about current events.

Calendar of Events

May 20-21, 2019: Symposium, Renton Red Lion

June 3-5, 2019: WSFGC Convention, RL Hotel, Olympia

June 26, 2019: Chinook District Awards Luncheon
Chinook District Board Meetings: 10:00 a.m.

August 7, 2019

Chinook District General Meetings: 10:00 a.m.

May 1, 2019
District General Meeting May 1

Horticulture Program: Karen Benson, "Edible Flowers"

Design Program:Chinook Designers Guild, "Installation of Officers"

Flower Show Participants: All district clubs (O'Brien optional)

Table Arrangements: Des Moines, Maple Trails, Marine Hills

Luncheon: O'Brien Garden Club
NGC Gardening School Course 2 brochure and registration form:
Hypertufa Recipes from Suzy Blair's Program Sept. 12

Please note all ingredients are measured by volume, not by weight!

Very Easy Basic Recipe  
1 Part Portland cement
1 Part Sifted Peat Moss
1 Part Perlite
1 Part Water

Throughly mix the dry ingredients and slowly add the water until the mixture resembles cookie dough. Adding too much water will weaken the finished product. Pour into a well oiled mold. Project will harden in 24 hours, remove from mold set aside. Cures well in the rain! It does take weeks or even months to fully cure. I have had no problems planting immediately.

Draped Cloth Pots Recipe
2 parts Portland Cement
1/4 part sifted peat moss
1 Hand full of Perlite  
1 Hand full of Sand
1 Part water.

Mix dry ingredients throughly, add water and mix well. Immerse a very damp cloth until saturated, wring out and repeat 3 times. Center the dripping cloth on plastic covered form. Remove from form after 24 hours - stand draped pots upright and let them dry another 24 hours.  

Modern Stool/Plant Stand Recipe
6 Parts Portland Cement
1 Part Sand
2+ Parts Water

Mix cement and sand throughly, add water until mixture resembles cottage cheese. Pour into well oiled round bucket or tall pot. Place 3 dowels of equal length into vessel 1 inch from the bottom. Wait 20 hours and release.  

NGC Gardening School
Series 12, Course 2

September 30 - October 1, 2019

Light of Christ Lutheran Church
2400 SW 344th St.
Federal Way, WA 98023

Presented by Marine Hills Garden Club

Topics for Course 2: Plant Diseases and Garden Pests, Irrigation and Water, Lawn Alternatives and Growing Grasses, Growing Fruit, Growing Vegetables, and more.

For more information contact:
Chairman Debbie Angel
Registrar Sally Priebe