Enhancing the appearance and beauty of Coupeville, Washington since 1961

“The principal value of a private garden... is not to give the possessor vegetable and fruit, but to teach him patience and philosophy, and the higher virtues - hope deferred and expectations blighted.”

Charles Dudley Warner

What's New

Farm to School

The farm to school program supports learning, inspires creativity and promotes the health of our community's students. You can read more about it here»

Great Plant Picks

The latest picks are available from Great Plant Picks. New for 2014 - "Plants that make scents!"

CGC Cookbook

The reprint of the Coupeville Garden Club Cookbook is now available. For more info on the cookbook and how to obtain your copy go here»

New Hardiness Zone Map

The USDA has released a new version of its hardiness zone map accounting for our changing climate. BTW - Coupeville is in zone 8b. Explore»

Featured Photo

This chair's for you!

Page last updated May 4, 2016

Club Notices & News

Thank You All

Thanks to all of our members for helping to make our annual plant sale a huge success! Our last monthly meeting for the season will be May 5th where Don Lee will present information on growing native plants.

Application to Volunteer

Since the greenhouse is on school property, all members who work at the greenhouse are required to complete and sign a Coupeville School District No. 204 Application to Volunteer form. Copies of the form will be available at our Jan 5th meeting. A copy of the complete packet of information (which should be read before signing) will also be available at the meeting and will be emailed to members. It is also available on our website here».

Pesticides & Other Chemicals

As a reminder, in order to remain in compliance with the Agriculture Department, any chemicals or pesticides that you use when you work at the greenhouse must be returned to the shed when you are done.

CGC Cookbook

The reprint of the CGC Cookbook is now available. If you would be interested in a copy, please let Roberta know. Even if you don't need a copy right now, you might want to look ahead to any gift-giving opportunities you have coming up in the new year. They are a perfect gift for birthdays, graduations, hostess gifts or even 'welcome to the neighborhood'! They sell out fast, so give Roberta a call.

Website Content

We are always on the lookout for content for our website. If anyone has gardening tips, gardening book or tool recommendations, recipes, articles, photos or anything else that might be of interest to visitors of the site and to our members, please contact one of the club's board members.




Kristen Griffin, Ebey's Reserve
Mar 31, 2016 7:58 pm

Thank you Coupeville Garden Club for helping us revisio­n and spruce up the landscape around the Reserve's hist­oric cottage. Thanks to you we are ready to celebrate t­he 100th birthday of the National Park Service. Many, m­any people, local and otherwise, will benefit from your­ efforts. It was wonderful to be part of your group for­ the day! Kristen­

Vickie Chambers
Jul 15, 2014 4:21 pm

I work on Front Street in Coupeville, and marvel at the­ beautiful colors in the flower baskets at the wharf. ­Every day as I set up Coupe's Last Stand, I take a mome­nt to smell and enjoy! Thank you for your addition to ­our beautiful town! Vickie­

Catherine Anderson
Oct 3, 2013 10:43 pm

Great website!­

Marietta Pepin-Hansberry
Sep 11, 2013 1:20 pm

Hi I am trying to locate a person or member of Garden c­lub. Her Name is Gino Young. I am a long time friend.­ Would love to re-contact her again. Please have her ­e-mail me at mspirit6@gmail.com I will give my phone n­umber if this person is the correct Gino Young. I curr­ently still live in Arlington. Thank you so much.­

Mary Dent
Aug 13, 2012 2:20 pm

Thanks, Bill, for keeping me up to date on so many gard­ening goodies. Love this bee-sting tip...thanks, Peggy!­ This is such a great resource....hats off to you, Bil­l!­

Leslie Franzen
Mar 9, 2012 11:54 am

Just found this-really nice job on the website. Is it ­possible to add the Coupeville Library in as a link for­ resources? - www.sno-isle.org. We have some fabulous­ books, etc. Also, the Garden Club has been a partner ­for years with various aspects of our landscape at the ­library and I have lost the Burtons who were doing my t­wo barrels. Would anyone there be interesting in manag­ing these for the library? Please give me a call at 67­8-4911, ext 6120. Thanks so much!­

Nancy Holbrook
Mar 3, 2012 6:56 pm

Great Website. Hope to join the club soon.­

Liz Wassink
Feb 23, 2012 3:48 pm

Awesome sight, love what you did Bill. Thanks for incl­uding Meerkerk and notifying your members or the events­ there.­

Jan 6, 2012 6:09 pm

What a beauitful job, I know Diane is happy to have you­ for a hubby.­

Gretchen Wood
Jan 5, 2012 11:40 am

It is a pleasure to visit this site. There is so much ­information for the club members and the public to shar­e. Thank you, Bill.­

Mary Hulbert
Jan 5, 2012 10:56 am

Great to have this. Thanks Bill!­

Diane A.
Jan 3, 2012 8:18 pm

We are planning to add a bulletin board feature, which ­would be a perfect way to ask questions, swap items wit­h other members, etc. I have a camellia that did not ­bloom either, so I'll be watching for any response!­

Jan 3, 2012 8:16 pm

From the warm sands of Mexico this was such a wonderful­ surprise. Great job, Mr. Bill! I thought the site wa­s fabulous and the club really appreciates your experti­se and hard work. Many thanks!!­

Nancy Lane
Jan 3, 2012 6:31 pm

This is great! Going to be a good communication link f­or all members. Any room for horticultural questions? ­ I have one from a friend, her Yuletide camellia did no­t bloom this year, no sign of flower buds. It was bloom­ing last year when purchased. Any one with ideas? ­

Jan 3, 2012 4:11 pm

Wonderful site Bill! Exceeds all expectations - you've­ done a fabulous job! ­

Teri S
Jan 3, 2012 4:10 pm

Way to go Bill! Wonderful start to 2012 for CGC. Than­ks for using your talent and expertise to help our club­ get this great website!­

Lynn F
Jan 3, 2012 3:56 pm

Beautiful job - Thank you so much for your good work !­

Sheryl Sato
Jan 3, 2012 11:15 am

WOW!!! WOW!!! This is outstanding. Sheryl­

May-Britt & John
Jan 3, 2012 8:49 am

Thanks Bill, what a great job. We have made it to the c­omputer age.­

Jan 2, 2012 11:36 pm

WOW! This is great, Bill, thanks.­

Ev & Rod Grant
Jan 2, 2012 11:23 pm

Bill, you da Man!!!!! Many thanks to you Bill and Di­ane for your hard work which really payed off...so many­ links...so informative...so attractive...such a wealth­ of information...not only for the Club's members but a­lso for the community at large. Well done.­

Joann Roomes
Jan 2, 2012 10:15 pm

OK, I'm not a member (Mildred's daughter), but I proofr­ead pretty well. The site looks impressive, but it woul­d be even more so if a few spelling errors/typos were c­orrected. (poen, montly, are instead of "our"­;) Pretty passionate bit on orchids...I'm rooting (n­o pun intended) for them to outlive humans.­

Jan 2, 2012 9:59 pm

Terrific site!! Well done! A big thanks to Bill - it ­will be a wonderful resource, communication and marketi­ng tool for us all.­

Joan Wortman
Jan 2, 2012 9:58 pm


Nancy Dell
Jan 2, 2012 3:16 pm

Thank you Bill. The site is truly awesome, so detailed ­and full of great info. Thanks so much!­

Jeff S
Jan 2, 2012 12:55 am

Thank you Bill! Great job! Lots of hard work here.­

patrice h
Dec 30, 2011 9:42 pm

Love the info, I missed the presentation, I was a hoste­ss that day. I really didn't hear, so I am thankful to­ know this!­

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