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Buds and Blooms spring garden festival returns Mother's Day weekend

In this file photo, Monte Powell gets his PowellsWood private garden into shape before the 2008 Buds and Blooms spring garden festival.  - Mirror file photo
In this file photo, Monte Powell gets his PowellsWood private garden into shape before the 2008 Buds and Blooms spring garden festival.
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PowellsWood is a three-acre private garden owned and operated Monte Powell.

The Federal Way resident looks forward to participating in this year’s Buds and Blooms spring garden festival, which he sees as a vital tradition for the city. Powell is also passionate about the impact local gardens have on the overall community.

“Open space in the form of gardens is really important in an urban setting. I believe it adds greatly to the quality of life,” Powell said. “The preservation of these spaces, such as PowellsWood and the vegetable garden at the Federal Way Senior Center — these are really important city and community assets. They should be enjoyed by the public.”

Mother’s Day weekend

PowellsWood, located at 430 South Dash Point Road, will hold several events May 10-11 during the Buds and Blooms festival. Highlights include fuchsia baskets for sale (a Mother’s Day tradition), a bee keeping demonstration, watercolorist Sharon Freeman, traditional English tea (reservation required), storytelling for kids, a flower arranging demonstration, an appearance by Ciscoe Morris and more.

The garden’s crew is currently getting ready to plant a large fuchsia collection with more than 300 varieties. But for now, Powell is enjoying the spring blooms.

“The rhododendrons and flowering cherries are just magnificent right now,” Powell said.

Learn more

• Admission to all garden events is $5; children under 12 get in free. To learn more, call (253) 529‑1620 or visit www.powellswood.org.

• Federal Way’s annual Buds and Blooms spring garden festival returns May 10-11 during Mother’s Day weekend. For more details, visit www.federalway.org.


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