Garden Club presents annual Spring Tour
by Barbara Coelho
Apr 30, 2014 | 1202 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
You’ve herb it first: Tour participants (from left) Lita Verhaegen, Joanne Meinhardt, Bettie Laird and Cecilia Corn walk along the Las Palmas Mobile Estates community garden that features raised beds and drip irrigation for the fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs fully used by the tenants there.----Photo by Maddy Houk
You’ve herb it first: Tour participants (from left) Lita Verhaegen, Joanne Meinhardt, Bettie Laird and Cecilia Corn walk along the Las Palmas Mobile Estates community garden that features raised beds and drip irrigation for the fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs fully used by the tenants there.----Photo by Maddy Houk
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Patterson Garden Club’s Garden Tour, held on Saturday, April 26, was an unequivocal success. We were grateful for the beautiful weather following the rain shower the day before, which left everything crisp and clean and the ideal temperature to stroll through the gardens.

Big gardens, small gardens, there was definitely something for everyone.

As a result of this Garden Tour, Patterson Garden Club has been able to add to their scholarship fund to benefit local students.

We thank those who opened their beautiful gardens to our Garden Tour guests and Patterson Garden Club members who provided refreshments for our guests.

Special thanks to Pattersonite Vera Bettencourt who donated a beautiful handmade quilt, which now belongs to Marni Martin of Modesto.

Garden hosts and hostesses were on hand to share their gardening tips and information with visitors.

Docents greeted garden visitors and guided them through the gardens.

Feedback from guests included comments like “I would like to live here” and “I want my garden to look like this garden”.

We thank all of our guests who participated in the Tour without whom there would not have been a Garden Tour.

Patterson High School’s FFA Floriculture and Horticulture program was among the high points of the Garden Tour. Students guided guests through their project area and explained their educational accomplishments and shared tips and information with guests. Students and staff were very pleased with the community’s interest in their projects and the give and take of information sharing between themselves and the community.

Feedback received from visitors included comments about the professionalism and competence of the students and their ability to showcase their accomplishments in Floriculture and Horticulture.

Anyone in the Patterson Zip Code who would be interested in showcasing their garden or the garden of a friend or relative in the 2015 Patterson Garden Club Garden Tour may contact Barbara Coelho for more information at rbcoelho@clearwire.net. Participants need not be members of Patterson Garden Club, although new members are always welcome.

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