Pruning and Renovating an Overgrown Landscape
February 8

We love the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the exuberant growth of our gardens, but sometimes our landscapes can get out of control. Christina brings many years of practical experience and knowledge of current research to her presentations on pruning and other garden care topics. Sustainable and efficient landscape techniques are a special area of interest and expertise. She has taught pruning at Edmonds Community College for over 16 years, and regularly teaches pruning topics with the UW Botanic Gardens public education programs, PlantAmnesty, Master Gardeners, and other audiences. Later this month, she will be speaking at the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival in Seattle. She holds degrees in horticulture from Michigan State and the University of Washington, is an ISA Certified Arborist. Her book, Pacific Northwest Gardening Month-by-Month (Cool Springs Press), is a popular go to quick reference for new and experienced gardeners. It will be available for purchase at the FJGC meeting.

Guests are welcome! We meet at the Greater Hansville Community Center, 6778 Buck Lake Rd NE. Social time is from 9:00-9:30 am followed by a short horticultural presentation and business meeting. Our speaker’s presentation will begin at 10:45.

Joann Ater 
Co-Vice President


February delights Northwest gardeners.
Signs of spring appear: my cyclamen bed in our driveway; skunk cabbage at Buck Lake Native Garden and Point No Point Road; and peas and radishes planted in our vegetable gardens towards the end of the month.

Our thoughts turn to the garden sale. The year before Sheri Kiley and I chaired the sale we “interned” with Glee Palmer-Davis and Lisa Eastep who chaired the sale. We attended their meetings and learned many of the processes of organizing the event. It is not too late for a couple of people to step up and work with and learn from the current sale chairs Marina Dye and Nancy Pouzar. Please consider it. It’s our main fundraiser and very satisfying to work lots of FJGC members.

Martha Pendergast, President


May 12 and 13 is the date to keep your eyes on!
Below is the list of committees that still need Chair people.
Each Chairperson must recruit his or her co-chairperson (if needed) and volunteers. You will have help with this because Sign-up sheets will be passed around at the meetings.

The committee informational Green Folders will be handed out to each chairperson at the February Meeting. A meeting with all the Committee Chairpersons will be held, after the March Meeting for a brief Q & A.
DISTRIBUTION- Posters/Cards: _____________
PARKING: _______________
Procurement/Retrieval: _______
[Need one guy to chair 2-3 men with trucks to pick up product]
Baked Goodies & Coffee: ________

If there are any other questions, please feel free to contact either Director- Marina Huggins Dye, 
Co-Director-Nancy Pouzar


Hello to all of our Arts & Crafts people. We will have Registration Cards like this available at the February meeting. Please pick up what you need for the number of pieces you want to enter for the Show that’s happening at our March Meeting. We can’t wait to see all the wonderful work you have to share with us.

Thank you! Lisa Eastep and Committee Team


The Garden Art Committee is still looking for items for the May sale. If you’ve been meaning to bring items to the meeting this is a reminder. I’ll have a box just outside the doors to the building to put items in. If you need help or would like the item(s) picked up just contact me:

Sandy Bruhn

Also the Committee is looking for two more volunteers, especially for day of sale. Please let Sandy know if you’re interested.


Don’t forget to bring your seeds to the February meeting for the ongoing Seed Swap. It’s prime planting season and we would love to plant those seeds that you won’t be getting around to planting this year. Look at how relieved your conscience will be when you give away those extra things on your “to-do” lists!

Questions? Need envelopes? Call, text or email MJ Strahm


From Dan Hinckley’s garden

Field Trip Announcements- Save the Dates
Spring will be here before we know it. We now have three filed trips planned for garden club members. They are as follows:

  • April 26, 2023 10 am: Tour of Richie Steffen’s Hansville garden. Richie is the Executive Director of the Elisabeth Miller Garden in Seattle and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to gardening, so his tour should be both educational and entertaining.
  • May 24, 2023 1:30 pm: Tour of the Moore family garden in Port Townsend.
  • June 7, 2023 10 am: Windcliff Garden tour with Dan Hinkley.

Watch for sign-up sheets at the March, April, and May meetings. More details about the tours will be available then.

Joann Ater for the Field Trip Committee


The Flotsam and Jetsam Garden Club of Hansville is offering scholarships to residents of North Kitsap pursuing a degree or certificate in environmental science, horticulture, botany, and/or related fields. High School seniors, college students and/or continuing education students who are permanent residents of North Kitsap area are encouraged to apply. Applications are available through your school advisor or counselor or can be downloaded from

Applications must be received by April 28, 2023. They may be mailed to Flotsam and Jetsam Garden Club, P.O. Box 14, Hansville, WA 98340
or submitted electronically to

Judy Tallman 

Frederick Branchflower’s ( memorial will be at Village Green in Kingston on March 11 at 3 pm. If you go please consider carpooling.



Calling all abandoned garden tools. Please donate any unneeded garden tools for our May Sale. Any type of tool is welcome! Please call Rebecca or Bonnie for pickup or bring to our next meeting on February 8. Thanks in advance for your generosity!

Rebecca Olodort & Bonnie Chandler

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Meet Sandra & Roger Larsen — click on Members Mini Biographies to read Sherry Pollard’s fun interview.

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Flotsam and Jetsam Garden Club
PO Box 14
Hansville, WA 98340

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday each month from September to June at:
Greater Hansville Community Center, 6778 Buck Lake Road NE, Hansville, WA 98340