Expanding community interest in gardening through educational activities.

#3 Marilyn Glenn & Steve Tatham 2024 Niagara Place

Come and tour an elegant garden sanctuary that has been in progress for ten years. The first two were about digging out laurels and ivy and removing fir and beech trees. A trellised perimeter fence now protects tasty roses and perennials from deer and divides the garden into rooms. Marilyn is accomplished in creating plant combinations and managing succession planting in those rooms. There are many vignettes to enjoy beginning with the front border on the street. This garden is home to roses selected for NW disease resistance, about thirty spring and summer blooming clematis, and one hundred fifty plus daylilies. Her goal is to become an official display garden for the American Hemerocallis Society (AHS). You will see how daylilies (not your Grandmother’s varieties) can be paired with perennials, shrubs, dwarf conifers and ornamental trees. On your tour you may quiz Marilyn to see whether she is the Clematis Queen, Daylily Queen or the Plant Foliage Queen. Steve is simply known as Digging Man for the many holes he has dug for plants that get moved just like furniture.

DIRECTIONS (from Garden 2) Return to Samish and turn right. Continue on Samish to Lakeway, turn right. Turn left at Woburn (Yew). At Iowa, take a right up onto Yew. Turn right at Texas, right at St. Clair, left at Iowa Dr, left at Niagra Dr, right at Niagra Pl.