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Sweet Sixteen

Sat., March 15 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., March 16 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. BOYS & GIRLS CLUB 400 W. Fir St. • Sequim



Admission supports numerous Soroptimist projects

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Soroptimist Speaker Schedule and Bios History Saturday, March 15 • 10 a.m. - noon “Accessible Gardening”

Spring is here! And so is the Soroptimist Gala Garden Show! While this gala event is now Sweet 16, Soroptimist International of Sequim has been serving the community for over 65 years. The two-day show brings together products and professional services of horticultural and garden-related businesses in an inviting and informative venue for all of y o u . Soroptimists plant the seeds of gardening and community. Plants need nourishment to grow, and in the big picture, money is the nourishment that allows Soroptimist International of Sequim to do its work. It is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and the annual Gala Garden Show is the main fundraiser of the year. Over the years the Soroptimist Gala Garden Show has grown to be the biggest garden show on the Olympic Peninsula. Soroptimist International of Sequim is committed to education, $10,000 in awards and scholarships, as well as the Women’s Opportunity Award and the Violet Richardson Award. They also provide donations to First Teacher, Healthy Families of Clallam County — including Rose House (shelter for victims of domestic violence), Sequim Community Aid and Boys & Girls Club just to name a few. Soroptimists are known to spring into action as they live their mission, working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Become empowered — add spring to your step and to your garden; stop by the 16th Annual Soroptimist Gala Garden Show, March 15-16. For more information, visit

• 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. “Five Senses Gardening”

Jeanette Stehr-Green, Judy English, Bill Wrobel and Barb Paschal

Tanya Unruh

• 1:00 p.m. -1:45 p.m. “Panel – Planning Your Landscape”

Sunday – March 16 • 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. “Growing Spaghetti Sauce”

• 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. “Pests in Your Garden”

• 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. “Miniature Gardens”

Gordon Clark, Bill Wrobel and Dawna Emerson-Hinton

Sally Shunn

Laurel Moulton

Dawna Emerson-Hinton

Dawna Emerson-Hinton, founder of Prairie Moon Design since 2005, has over 20 years of design and horticulture experience. She consults for several Olympic Peninsula nurseries, giving classes on container and landscape design, moss baskets, annuals, perennials, ferns and grasses. She also donates her expertise giving classes to garden clubs, the Soroptimist Gala Garden Show and Mad Hatters Breast Cancer events. She is the manager of a startup boutique nursery. She consults and designs through Prairie Moon Design. She managed Vision Landscape Nursery for five years, spent two years designing containers and baskets at Olympic Coast Garden. She also is a consultant for Skagit Gardens, designs the containers for Tulalip Casino, and has been a Master Gardener since 1987. In her spare time she works her 6-acre farm, designing and planting her beds and containers with her husband and two sons. Emerson-Hinton holds an Associates of Arts degree in Forestry.

Selinda Barkhuis

Selinda Barkhuis

Selinda Barkhuis presented at last year’s Garden Show on Gardening for the hummingbirds. When she is not working as the Clallam County treasurer, she can most likely be found in the backyard of her small urban lot in central Port Angeles, tending to her organically grown vegetables and fruits and enjoying the birds. Her garden was featured in the 2012 Garden Tour. She will present on Growing Spaghetti Sauce, or the ingredients rather, in the temperate marine climate gardeners enjoy here on the Olympic Peninsula. She will offer tips on growing garlic and perennial onions, making your own self-watering totes for tomatoes and peppers, and getting the most from your squash plants. Then she will walk you through a quick-and-easy way to process the bounty

of the fall garden into ready-to-use “spaghetti sauce cubes” for the freezer, to be enjoyed all winter long.

Laurel Moulton

Laurel Moulton has been a Master Gardener in Washington and Oregon since 2006, and an avid gardener for her whole life. Moulton started teaching entomology and integrated pest management techniques to Master Gardeners and other audiences in 2008. She has a master’s degree in horticulture, with a minor in entomology from Oregon State University, and a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Mount Holyoke College.

Sally Shunn

Sally Shunn’s interests in all things miniature started in her own gardens with her grandchildren. She is a Master Gardener, Port Angeles Garden Club secretary and a retired registered nurse. Besides gardening she enjoys sewing, quilting, kitting, reading and her grandchildren.

Tanya Unruh

Tanya Unruh is a Master Gardener. She has presented at the Green Thumb Garden Tips Brown Bag Series and served as a plant clinic volunteer. Unruh earned her teaching credentials and spent 25 years in the education of children. She grew up in the central valley of California helping in the family’s custom cattle business, digging in the dirt with her grandfather and learning to have a love for growing things. Her gardening background includes volunteering her gardening skills by using her backyard as a place to hold large garden party fundraisers for Children’s Home Society, designing lovely container gardens for family and friends. She won first place in the 2007 “Blooms Around the

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Featured Artist Iris Edey

Lake” annual citywide gardening competition, in Lake Stevens. In her “Five Senses Gardening” presentation, she will call on her two loves, one of gardening for all the senses and two teaching children — to help her audience of children and their parents learn how to use color, aroma, texture, taste, and even sound to create a lovely container or small garden to care for.

Bill Wrobel

Bill Wrobel has been in the Master Gardener program since 1984 and is a certified MG in three states. He has taught the MG class on “Planning Your Landscape” and has written many articles for the local news media and has given numerous presentations on a variety of gardening topics. You also can hear him on KONP and KSQM gardening programs. He has worked in the nursery business and has been a certified nursery professional and a licensed horticulturist. He is the past president of the Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County.

Picture: Triple Delight Contact: 360-683-4721

Gordon Clark

Gordon Clark is the owner of Clark Horticultural of Port Angeles, a company that provides year-round organic landscape management and specializes in aesthetic pruning for residential properties. Clark has a certificate in environmental horticulture from Lake Washington Technical College, is a Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association certified horticulturist and International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist. He is a member of The Maple Society, the Olympic Orchard Society, Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides, Plant Amnesty and Northwest Horticultural Society.

When you enter Iris Edey’s home you are drawn in by the incredible watercolors that grace the walls of her beautiful home. The paintings speak volumes about this self-taught, highly recognized artist who was born in England and led a very nomadic life with both her parents and husband. Iris was born into a British military family with her father providing his skills in survey and cartography in Africa and Asia with the army. His talent and quality of his finely drawn maps might explain Iris’s talent for drawing

and painting. Her childhood was spent in England, Malaya and Kenya. When the Japanese invaded Singapore in 1942, she and her sisters and step-mother barely escaped. Arriving in the United States in 1974 with her husband, her travels did not discontinue. Iris traveled and had homes and studios in the Pacific Northwest, Colorado Rockies and the mountains of North Georgia and then returned again to Washington. She began painting in 1980 and explored several mediums, but because of her love of flowers and a desire for detail and clarity, watercolors became her medium of choice. Her attention to detail makes her watercolors look lifelike. If you have the opportunity to visit her studio, you just may find a painting in progress. When Soroptimist International of Sequim made its call for artist submissions for the 2014 Gala Garden Show, Iris submitted her painting entitled “Triple Delight.” It was chosen because of the beautiful true to life creation of pansies that can be easily grown on the Olympic Peninsula. Attendees of the 2014 show will have the opportunity to vie for the painting through a raffle. Come meet Iris at the garden show as she will have a booth displaying and selling other selections of her beautiful artwork.

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Each year at the garden show, members of Soroptimists are consistently asked, “Where do the proceeds go?” Soroptimists are women at their best, helping and assisting other women and girls to be their best through improving their lives. The proceeds from the 16th annual Soroptimist Gala Garden Show primarily funds our award and scholarship programs through local recognition. Information on all of these programs can be found on the club website at WOMEN’S OPPORTUNITY AWARD — $1,500 — Awarded locally. Each year internationally more than $1.5 million in education grants are awarded to more than 1,000 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence and/ or drug and alcohol abuse. Women’s Opportunity Award recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, child care, tuition and transportation. In addition to providing the primary financial support for their families, eligible applicants must be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program and must demonstrate financial need. The award process is advertised in October and applications are due Dec. 15 of each year. HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS — A minimum of $4,000 awarded locally ($2,000 per recipient) to graduating seniors from Sequim High School. Recipients are chosen based on a combination of academic achievement, community activities, goals that align with the Soroptimist mission and financial need. The scholarship is sent to the student’s post-secondary college of acceptance, which is used for tuition and fees. There is no separate application process, aside from the scholarship notebooks utilized for review by all local civic groups. CONTINUING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS — $6,000 awarded locally ($2,000 per recipient) to second-year or higher post-secondary education students who are registered to continue their graduate or post-graduate degree studies. These scholarships are judged on academic achievement, exhibited success in the college environment, goals and financial need. The award process is advertised in the local newspapers, Peninsula Community College and SI Sequim’s website beginning in June and applications are due July 15. VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL AWARD — $1,000 awarded locally. This award is given to a local woman of any age enrolled in a non-degree program leading to a certificate for license. SI Sequim has continued this award for many years, and increased its value, recognizing that many women pursue technical vocations, which require training programs that can be costly in terms of tuition and/or supplies. Th is award process is advertised in May and applications are due July 15. GIRLS OF THE MONTH — This is a non-monetary award to recognize and honor high school seniors who excel in academics, service to their local community, citizenship and/or athletics of Sequim High School. Students and parents are invited to attend a SI Sequim breakfast meeting to honor and recognize the students’ achievements. Certificates are awarded for use in their scholarship notebook and other award applications.

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Dragonfly Rocks LLC Pacific Northwest artist Carol Deutsch of Ocean Shores is the owner/artist of the company Dragonfly Rocks LLC. She is a new vendor at the Gala Garden Show. The brilliant colors and iridescent glass used in the artwork add a glistening movement to your garden. In her experience in sharing these with the public these are the most commonly asked questions:


Natural stone inlayed with iridescent glass and glass beads create stunning dragonflies, hummingbirds, butterflies, spiders and more.


the rock for a couple of years and it still looks brand new! The stability of the artwork creates many repeat customers.



Addiction … many people buy these as gifts and end up liking them so much they tend to need to buy another for themselves. I have quite a few collectors. They do make a great gift for all occasions … I receive many a thank you from recipients —they just love them. I am very proud of my creations. I delight in the smiles my artwork creates upon entrance to my booth/store … all of the satisfied customers

stopping by to thank me and the beautiful heartwarming stories of peoples interactions with the dragonfly. I invite you to stop by my booth and take a look at my glistening garden gems. Who knows, you may just have the perfect spot for one yourself … Oh yes … they make great Mothers Day gifts.

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Yes it is, the idea of the dragonfly rock was born in my garden back in the spring of 2010. I noticed a brilliantly colored dragonfly flitting around the garden, I started following it admiring its beauty … it landed on a rock … A few days later I was playing around in my studio and created my first dragonfly rock. They were received with much delight. I started getting requests for hummingbirds and butterflies and so on. Other items you may find in my store are spiders, salmon, crab and lighthouses. I always am creating something new — like my latest additions, dragonfly and hummingbird garden stakes.


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They are beautiful in the garden, along a path, in a water feature, in a flower pot or garden window. Some people use them as door or gate stops.


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Mike’s Cedar Works

Mike Caldwell says he’s so busy building his cedar chairs that he only has a rare moment to relax in one. He owns Mike’s Cedar Works and is one of the vendors featured at the Gala Garden Show. “It’s my first outing of the year and one of the most fun,” said Caldwell, who generously donated an Adirondack chair, footstool and side table, with a value of $265, for the Soroptimist raffle. “I’ve been building cedar furniture for a hobby for 20 or 30 years. When I retired five years ago, I started building more and getting more refined,” Caldwell said. “I build most of my inventory in the winter, about 40-50 pieces. I’m not doing it for a living, but to keep living.” In addition to the Gala Garden Show, Caldwell also takes his cedar furniture to area farmers markets, the Brinnon Shrimpfest, Sequim Lavender Festival and Joyce Daze. His inventory includes Adirondack and beach-style chairs, rocking chairs, loveseat rockers, porch swings, plant stands

and picnic tables. Smaller works are cedar boxes, pet bowls and rough-cut picture frames. All of his Western red cedar is locally milled and he planes and sands every single component of a piece of furniture. Why cedar? “Look at the pretty grain and knots it has. It’s easy to work with and the primary reason I’m attracted to it is it’s a great outdoor wood that doesn’t rot or attract pests. Cedar’s known for its longevity and it smells great,” Caldwell said. Although, when left to the elements unstained, cedar will turn a silverly grey; Caldwell prefers sealing the soft wood with shingle oil and Minwax which accentuates the wood’s natural color and grain. He sprays the oil on then hand-rubs it in for a deeply mellow look. Contact Mike’s Cedar Works at 452-7360, 8081772 or His shop is at 1225 Leo Lane, Port Angeles. PATRICIA MORRISON COATE

Master Gardeners highlight accessible gardening at upcoming garden show On Saturday, from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 15, Clallam County Master Gardeners will help local gardeners understand how they can enjoy gardening, even if they have physical challenges. The session “Accessible Gardening” is part of the 16th annual Sequim Soroptimist International Gala Garden Show that will take place at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St. in Sequim. Gardening offers a multitude of health benefits to those who garden. Gardening is good exercise and provides access to nutritious fruits and vegetables. It helps curb the appetite and control weight. Gardening also helps build healthy bones and muscles and contribute to a general sense of well-being. But back and joint pain and mobility problems can lead some to hang up their gardening gloves. During the special “Accessible Gardening” session at the Soroptimist Gala Garden Show, veteran Master Gardeners Judy English, Bill Wrobel and Jeanette Stehr-Green, will share tips on how to make gardening easier for those with physical challenges. They will highlight gardening in containers and tools and describe how the garden layout and plant selection can make a big difference. Barbara Paschal, retired physical therapist and community educator, will join the three Master Gardeners to demonstrate exercises to strengthen back, abdominal, hip and leg muscles to prevent injuries during gardening. Attendees will get to examine tools specially designed for gardeners with physical challenges. In helping to plan the session, Linda Klinefelter and Kathy Purcell, 2014 Garden Show cochairmen said, “Gardening is therapeutic. Enabling a person with a physical challenge to garden can make a hugh difference in that person’s life and will positively impact the whole community.” The Sequim Soroptimist Gala Garden Show will be held Saturday-Sunday, March 15-16. The Garden Show includes displays of gardening products and professional services by local vendors. In addition to the special session on accessible gardening, Clallam County Master Gardeners will 6 • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014

Accessible Gardening Session at Sequim Soroptimist Gala Garden Show. Veteran Clallam County Master Gardeners Jeanette Stehr-Green, Bill Wrobel and Judy English will be joined by retired physical therapist Barbara Paschal to discuss ways to make gardening easier for people with physical challenges.

speak about a variety of topics during the two-day show including gardening for the senses, pest control, growing herbs and designing miniature gardens. Admission to the Garden Show is $5 (children under 12 are free) with the proceeds benefiting many local projects. For more information, contact Linda Klinefelter at ljk1551@live. com or 460-5522. SOROPTIMIST GALA GARDEN SHOW

Raffle! Raffle, raffle … hear all about it! Every year, the Soroptimist Gala Garden Show provides a raffle for a chance to take home a load of fantastic yard and garden goodies. The 2014 show is no exception! This year’s raffle will feature a cedar Adirondack chair and foot rest and an end table valued at $265 donated by Michael Caldwell, owner of Mike’s Cedar Works. That’s not all, as we have more! Alan Burwell, co-owner of Windermere Sequim East and Windermere SunLand, donated a solid cedar portable potting bench valued at $130. You are probably thinking, that must be it … well no, we are not done! We also have a garden cart, which will be filled with donated items from our wonderful Gala Garden Show vendors. So in all, the raffle will have over $500 in garden products. Tickets will be available at $3 each. Be sure to stop by the raffle at the show and purchase your tickets for a chance to win. And remember, the proceeds from the Soroptimist Gala Garden Show stay in the community and help women and girls.

Garden Café: Good Eats, Good Treats

Members of Soroptimist have been famous for offering a delicious fare from the Garden Café and this year will not be any different. Breakfast and lunch will be served both days with affordable hot and cold items. Our menu has been created to be healthy, yet mouth-watering — by our own Dr. Monica Dixon. She is a registered dietitian and is well known in the local and surrounding communities for offering classes on healthy eating as well as her expertise through her catering business. Take a respite from our Master Gardener Speakers Series or as you stroll through our wide variety of garden vendors and enjoy some scrumptious eating. The menu also is available for carry-out.

CLIP THIS COUPON TO WIN! (drop off at the Soroptimist information table)

Lovely arrangement of fine silk succulents in a rustic container donated by FIELDNOTES! $50 value.

Name: _____________________________________________________ Street Address: ______________________________________________ City, State, Zip ______________________________________________ Phone: _____________________________________________________

Winning coupon will be drawn at the Gala Garden Show at 3:00pm Sunday, March 16, 2014. Winner will be contacted by phone. Pick up Sunday at the Show before 4pm or at FIELDNOTES following the Show. Prize cannot be shipped or delivered. SOROPTIMIST GALA GARDEN SHOW

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Read labels carefully. Look for key words including CAUTION, WARNING and DANGER Labels won’t tell you if a chemical is

dangerous to fish or animals or harmful to water supplies or environment. Chemicals can concentrate up the food chain to a toxic level in larger animals and can have long-term harmful effects with low exposure over long periods. Always buy and use the least toxic cleaners & pesticide you can.

Use less toxic alternatives. For household cleaning,

use baking soda, vinegar, salt and Murphy’s Oil Soap to clean windows, sinks, floors, ovens, drains, and bowls. Call (360) 417-2258 or go to for a Clean Green Recipe Card. Pesticides can contain chemicals that are hazardous in large quantities.

Create your own compost. Kitchen scraps (no

meats, fats, or grease) and yard clippings decompose to form a nutrient rich mixture that: feeds the soil, retains moisture, prevents erosion, improves plant growth, reduces the need for fertilizers and pesticides.

Moderate Risk Waste Facility Hours of Operation Free to all residents

The MRW facility does not accept: latex paint leaking or empty containers household batteries asbestos explosives compressed gas containers business waste

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Old paint is very toxic- likely containing lead and mercury. DO NOT USE OLD PAINT! Take to the Moderate Risk Waste Facility Region Transfer Station

“Household Hazardous Wastes” include...

• Pesticides & weed killer • Oil based paints and stains, thinners and solvents • Household batteries • Hobby chemicals • Cleaning supplies • Old gasoline & used motor oil • Anti-freeze & car batteries

For more information about recycling, garbage collection and waste reduction, go to Transfer Station Recycling Clallam County HHS (360)417-4875 (360)417-4874 Environmental Health (360)417-2258

Don’t pour used oil, anti-freeze or paint down a street grate, on roads or on the ground: It will end up in our water supply!

Wed & Sat 11am - 4pm

More fertilizer does not mean green grass!

Fertilizer runoff also feeds stream & lake algae blooms that die off, decompose and suffocate fish.


Pesticides usually contain deadly, toxic poisonsHANDLE WITH CARE or better yet, use natural, non-toxic alternatives.

Do not apply pesticides when flowers are in bloom. Bees can pick up the pesticides and carry it back to the hive killing off the entire colony. No bees: No honey, No pollination, No flowers, No fruit.


Safely dispose of Household Hazardous Waste at the

Moderate Risk Waste Facility Regional Transfer Station in Port Angeles • 3501 West 18th Street (NW of Fairchild Airport)

Visit our Re-Use area to check out free items in good conditions left by other people. SOROPTIMIST GALA GARDEN SHOW

16th annual soropotimist Gala Garden Show  
16th annual soropotimist Gala Garden Show  

From the Sequim Gazette