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Community invited to Spring Clean event at Green Lake Elementary School

Green Lake Elementary School (2400 N 65th St) will be hosting their annual Spring Clean at the school’s Olallie Native Garden on Saturday, May 12, 2012, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The community is invited to take part in the event, which will take place rain or shine. Attendees are asked to bring, if possible, gloves, a water bottle, shovels and garden tools. Two large metal sculptures created by local artist Tom Flood recently were installed at the garden. The sculptures are representations of Native American berry picking baskets. The installation of the sculptures marks the end of a two-year project funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching…

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Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club plant liquidation tomorrow

The Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club (SCKC), which is located at the Green Lake Small Craft Center at the southwest corner of Green Lake (5900 West Green Lake Way N), is holding their annual plant liquidation tomorrow (Saturday, April 28, 2012), 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Floral and edible plant starts will be available at the Aqua Theater, located right next to the Small Craft Center. Donations made for the plants will benefit SCKC.

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Green Lake’s Streetwise Gardener: Add an air of mystery with layers

By Erica Browne Grivas Like the dance of the seven veils, concealing your garden views can make the revealing all the more fun. Partially obscured focal points make guests wonder what’s around that bend? Is that a bench? If you draw out your gardens’ surprises one by one and extend the journey, it becomes exponentially more satisfying. Many designers believe divisions and garden “rooms” create the illusion of more space, because the borders are not seen at once. This Tangletown bungalow illustrates this concept masterfully, offering tantalizing glimpses of layer and texture that make a lovely picture and draw you to…

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Green Lake’s Streetwise Gardener: Pre-spring garden do’s and don’t’s

By Erica Browne Grivas This time of year, somewhere around the third sunny breakthrough day, you start thinking about messing with the garden – wouldn’t that lavender look better over there?  Wait! Until you read on, don’t touch that trowel! You may be more than ready for spring gardening, but your plants are locked into a preprogrammed mambo whose beat is set by the sun and soil. For example do NOT plant Sunflowers: Here’s What You Can Do: Pull crabgrass, unwanted turf grass and dig dandleiions out as deep as you can get. Trim Lavenders and shrubby herbs to just above…

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Fall-ing for Green Lake trees

  This guest post comes to us via Gretchen Champoux of Sacred Spaces, a local garden design company.     Green Lake is a feast for the eyes right now. No, I’m not talking about all those power-walking “BOB-Stroller-Moms.”  I’m talking about the trees. Have you seen them lately?  Living in the PNW, it’s easy to take trees for granted.  We’re surrounded. I mean, our city gives us trees to plant for heaven’s sakes.  I love it. My favorite part of my run or walk around Green Lake is the north end – that is, if you are heading counter clock-wise,…

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