Walt’s Notes from the Garden | April, 2021

Walt’s Notes for March/April Can’t stop it – the advent of spring! Even with our cool to cold weather and quite a bit of rain to further keep temperatures down, buds are emerging, flowers appearing – it’s a busy time for the senses. One of my favorite harbingers of spring is the Oso berry, [...]

2021-04-09T11:51:35+00:00April 9th, 2021|

March Director’s Note

Fritillaria pudica Earlier this month, I took a quick trip south to the border of Washington. White Salmon, to be exact. I have referenced this area before and have shared previous excursions with you photographically through Instagram and Facebook. I feel extremely fortunate to have been born there. In fact, I'm a fourth-generation descendant. [...]

2021-03-12T11:01:26+00:00March 12th, 2021|

Meet Hillary

Intern Profile: Hillary Ethe | February 2021 By Clare McLean Meet our new garden intern, Hillary Ethe, a horticulture student at Edmonds College. Her work for us is enriched by her background as a birder, volunteer forest steward and science educator. Q: What are you working on in the garden right now? Building beautiful [...]

2021-03-11T12:07:53+00:00March 11th, 2021|

Walt’s Notes from the Garden | February, 2021

Walt’s Notes on the garden – February 2021 Whether gray or sunny, when walking through the garden I’m always struck by the overall greenness here. After/during a rain, our native plants especially radiate greens that just capture your eye.  Our native woods are not like those in the Midwest where I grew up and [...]

2021-03-11T11:40:21+00:00March 11th, 2021|

February Director’s Note

Hello garden friends, we made it. We certainly have more to do.  I'll leave that statement to your interpretation. Ambiguity is not my forte'; I lean more toward overshare. With that, let me report on the garden and focus on the good things happening here. Top of the list for me is the new hoop [...]

2021-02-05T11:25:44+00:00February 5th, 2021|

Walt’s Notes from the Garden

Walt’s Notes on the Kruckeberg Garden – December, 2020 I had intended to venture into the garden after Thanksgiving to gather ideas on another article. Well, it was closed for the holiday but then it gave me a chance to take a better look at the plants along the front. Normally, these are not [...]

2021-01-12T16:05:06+00:00January 12th, 2021|

2020 – Tips, Tricks, and Rules

Well, what a year it’s been… I began my role as a program coordinator with Kruckeberg last December. Fresh out of grad school, I was eager to start working with a small nonprofit like Kruckeberg. Eager to put what I had learned into practice and further the work my predecessor (and many others!) had done [...]

2020-12-11T12:43:21+00:00December 11th, 2020|

December Director’s Note

We're nearing the end of 2020, and a big part of me wants to shout from the treetops, "Good riddance! Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya!" And yet, even as I type that, I am immediately reminded of the bounty, the abundance, the copious amounts of support and encouragement from [...]

2020-12-11T11:37:34+00:00December 11th, 2020|

November Director’s Note

November is upon us, shorter days, cooler weather, but the garden is cloaked in fall color. The Stewartia monodelpha in the upper garden entryway is a gradient of gold to red with its warm copper-colored trunk. It shines in the afternoon sunlight. This morning's walk found the lower garden carpeted in golds and oranges with [...]

2020-11-06T14:39:23+00:00November 6th, 2020|

October Director’s Note

September closed out with a bang! We held our annual fundraiser, Garden Party, on September 26th. As a virtual event, we went into the planning process with trepidation, anxiety, dread...uncertainty. COVID19 has pushed us all to the edge of our abilities, only to show us that we are all capable of so much more. With [...]

2020-10-09T12:05:58+00:00October 9th, 2020|