Author Archives: Denise Adams

About Denise Adams

2222 Lakeshore Drive Fennville MI 49408

Walters Gardens Trip

On July 19th a group of members attended a tour of these gardens. Walters Gardens is the largest wholesale plant company in Michigan. We learned about a wide range of ornamental crops, popular annuals and perennials. Here are some photos of this event.

Saugatuck Community Pride Day 2021

Each year Saugatuck sixth graders assist the garden club with their efforts to beautify Saugatuck. Planters are placed along the city sidewalks, then the students join the garden club members in planting lovely flowers. This project fosters a sense of pride in the community from our young people and teaches them how they can make a difference.

Based on the number of volunteers who sign up, the teachers divide the students into groups of four to five kids. They join us at 9:00 am. The kids sit down for a demonstration about types of flowers, how to plant a perfect pot, a little bit about the garden club, community service, etc. The mayor of Saugatuck gives an encouraging speech. The group will do a practice pot, meet their assigned volunteer, pick out their flowers to plant…then set out with SDGC members to work on their pots. This year we finished with cookies and refreshments at Pumpernickel’s. A big thank you to Phil and Carrie Caldwell!

MAY 2021 CLUB EVENT – CONTAINER GARDENING

The SDGC had it’s first membership meeting and event since the pandemic began. What a treat to see everyone!May 2021 – Our event was about container gardening. Lauren Cook from CULTIVATE Container Gardens & Design presented many container ideas, suggestions, inspirations and lots of fun combos. Here are some photos.

ARBOR DAY SEEDLING WORKSHOP

157 Norway Spruce seedling were delivered to the kindergartners at Douglas, Fennville and Glenn elementary schools in honor of Arbor Day.
The Saugatuck Douglas Garden Club with the assistance of Jan Landry, Huntree Nursery, bag and deliver these seedlings to the schools every Arbor Day which is always the last day in April.
Pictures are; Patti Birkes, Chair, and her helpers Judy Coffield, Char McKenzie, Grace Kramer and Margo Bultman

Community Pride 2020

With Covid-19 restrictions dampening our spirits, we didn’t let that stop us from making Saugatuck and Douglas look fabulous this summer. Saugatuck Community Pride pots were prepped a week ahead of twelve volunteers planting 44 pots around Saugatuck with lovely annuals. It was not as rewarding as the over twenty year tradition of planting with our delightful sixth graders, but, amidst these difficult times, it felt good to add a bit of beauty and good cheer to our city. Douglas Community Pride included two volunteers planting four pots and two window boxes with annuals specially selected by Councilman, Neal Seabert.  And finally, meet our two Community Pride Water kids. Tessa Knap and Jeffrey Shashaguay, both 7th graders. They keep our flowers looking healthy all summer long.

2019 Garden Tour

The evening prior to our garden tour we previewed the Douglas B & B.

Larry Gammons & the late Carl Jennings house

Lydia Fish House – Her secret garden was inspired by the Iroquois Hotel on Mackinac Island.

Stacy Honson and Richard Bont house.

Saugatuck Community Pride – 2019

Each year Saugatuck sixth graders assist the garden club with their efforts to beautify Saugatuck. Planters are placed along the city sidewalks, then the students join the garden club members in planting lovely flowers. This project fosters a sense of pride in the community from our young people and teaches them how they can make a difference.

Based on the number of volunteers who sign up, the teachers divide the students into groups of four to five kids. They join us at 9:00 am. The kids sit down for a demonstration about types of flowers, how to plant a perfect pot, a little bit about the garden club, community service, etc. The mayor of Saugatuck gives an encouraging speech. The group will do a practice pot, meet their assigned volunteer, pick out their flowers to plant…then set out with SDGC members to work on their pots. We traditionally finish with cookies and refreshments at Pumpernickel’s.

      

And a special thank you to the new owners of Pumpernickels, Phil and Carrie Caldwell.