By Lila Johnson, Mill Creek Garden Club Publicity Chair.
Gardeners often revel in accounts of the critters visiting their gardens; from colorful, squawking Blue Jays, to darting, sweet-tooth hummingbirds, and even lamenting over those darn flower-eating rascally rabbits.
This year, Mill Creek Garden Club decided to invite a little wildlife into their garden tour by selecting a charismatic, and somewhat madcap bird to grace the cover of the Mill Creek Garden Tour & Artisan Market Guide. And yes, this bird even has a name—Herbie.
Herbie is from the humorous, creative mind and talented brush-stroking painter’s hand of Lyndal Kennedy who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts at Washington State University back in the day when advertising art was done by hand, not on computers.
Lyndal is also the President of Mill Creek Garden Club and keeps the membership on its collective toes with her telling of mostly funny jokes, imaginative newsletter posts and wearing of wacky costumes at some of the meetings.
Herbie, like a Tango dancer, but without all the drama and lust, has a couple flowers clutched in his beak which serves as both an invitation and reminder that he’s soared off the artist’s pad (flown the coop so to speak) to be the face of this year’s garden tour presented by Mill Creek Garden Club.
Here’s the scoop:
- 5th Annual Mill Creek Garden Tour & Artisan Market 2019
- June 22, Saturday
- 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Admission: $15 for all, $20 DAY OF TOUR - Buy early, they Sold Out last year!
- Tickets on Sale May 1st at the following wonderful locations: Artisan Custom Framing – Mill Creek Town Center, Molbak’s Garden + Home - 13625 NE 175th St., Woodinville, University Book Store – Mill Creek Town Center, McAuliffe's Valley Nursery - 11910 Springhetti Rd., Snohomish, Sky Nursery - 18528 Aurora Ave. North, Shoreline,
Visit SIX great “lived in” outdoor-space gardens and shop for garden treasures, yard art and bling from TEN talented Artisans, scattered in the gardens – “We’ve got it all.” Remain CALM if you’ve purchased more glass flowers and have the desire to makeover your entire garden; it’s not Garden Club’s fault!
MCGC awarded last year’s tour proceeds in the amount of $7,000 to local organizations. “Giving through Gardening” Grant applications are available on their website: www.millcreekgardenclub.com.
Mill Creek Garden Club and Herbie invite you to discover why summer is more fun in Mill Creek. Be a part of it!