Twelve members turned out for the 2013 Community Garden Tour.
We began at 6:00 at Pam's where we discussed the extensive storm damage of 2011 and all the changes and challenges that brought.
We then headed to Kris's where we got to see the results of the apple and grape trimming seminar she held at her place in the spring as well as her perennial beds. She took time out of her very busy schedule to show us around then headed back to her duties as co-chair of the 2013 American Hemerocallis Association National Convention on July 24-27.
We finished at Ruthie's extensive gardens on Little Wood Lake. Ruthie has been putting in gardens at their lake home for almost twenty years. The large sloping lot with varied sun and shade areas has given her a wonderful canvas. Ruthie has combined hardscaping and plantings throughout to create a veritable wonderland. Ruthie treated us to homemade strawberry shortcake and lemonade. Nori and Jim brought banana bread and Janet brought watermelon. We had a lovely time chatting around the fire pit enjoying a beautiful view of the lake and the great company of gardening enthusiasts!
Thank you to everyone who made the 2013 Community Garden Tour a success!!