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Mother's Day GARDEN OPEN

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Mother's Day GARDEN OPEN

Time: May 8, 2016 from 10am to 3pm
Location: GutHaus: Mastenbrook Garden
Street: 6841 40th Avenue NE
City/Town: Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: 206-849-8141
Event Type: garden, tour
Organized By: Keith Mastenbrook
Latest Activity: May 8, 2016

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Event Description

As many of you know, our family has been in NE Seattle for some time, since 1955 when we moved here from Greenwood.  Gardening has alway been one of our passions, as well as the environment at large.  In 1988 we built much of the garden, making additions of new plants in the years that followed.

In 1998, Joyce and I moved in next door and continued to expand the garden, naming it GutHaus, for the Guth Family that originally occupied the five-acre family compound (they arrived in 1916, making this their centennial.)  I like the name because in German, they were from the Rhine-Palatinate, it means good house.

For the past 15 years we have focused on Permaculture as the directing force in our on-going reinvention of the garden.  And this year it is looking outstanding, with many trees, shrubs and various ground covers and perennials all coming into maturity. The unusual wet Winter and warm Spring has really made it flourish, so we hope you can take a moment on Mother's Day to do a walk-about.  We look forward to greeting you!

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Comment by Ina Gylys Colwell on May 6, 2016 at 11:55am

Thanks!  We will try to attend.  I am not sure what time this will be yet.

Comment by Teresa Joyce McCorkle on May 4, 2016 at 8:57pm

Thank you for opening your garden. My husband Paul Higuchi will attend with me, likely close to 1:15pm. 

Comment by Gina Massoni on May 4, 2016 at 3:13pm

Thank you for the invitation!  I'm glad it's doing so well.  Sounds like it's reaching a more mature stage.

Comment by Veronica Muskheli on May 4, 2016 at 12:41pm

Thank you for the invitation! My husband and I are planning to stop by and get some ideas for our garden. As a mother, I appreciate this gift on Mother's Day.

Comment by Kathryn Sharpe on May 4, 2016 at 12:02pm

Thank you for your invitation. I drive by often and gaze at the perimeter of your little permaculture paradise.

Comment by Aylee Welch on May 4, 2016 at 7:11am

What a lovely invitation Keith!

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