July 17th’s midsummer potluck was a great success! Thanks to Jackie for hosting us. Following a brief business meeting, 31 members and guests shared a wonderful assortment of foods—pastas, salads, desserts —amazing how potlucks just seem to work out! It was a great chance to sit and visit. The pool looked especially inviting on such a warm evening. Glad it wasn’t the Garden Tour!
The June garden walks were well attended and a great success. The break in the rainy weather came just at the right time. We are so grateful to all of the homeowners who welcomed our group and managed to get their gardens all looking beautiful despite the constant rain and soggy conditions. Some of the highlights of the tour were wonderful, lush shade plants that benefitted from all the rain, a most restful canopied area for a summer nap, interesting “yard art”, beautiful potted arrangements including some lovely dahlias and heliotropes, and many places to stop to enjoy the garden whether it was a nicely placed bench or a fully furnished gazebo. We thank all those who so graciously allowed us to visit and who were very generous in sharing their expertise and allowing us to enjoy some refreshments as we toured the gardens. See more photos from the garden walk in the "Photo Galleries" tab under 2019 Garden Walk.
On June 19, we will be visiting five homes starting at 5 p.m.and spending approximately one half hour at each home with time allowed for driving to the next garden. There will be light refreshments and a glass of wine/beer at the last venue. The garden party will be held at a home with an outdoor kitchen, concrete around the pool and umbrella covering. The June weather this summer has hindered many gardeners from getting plants in the ground, and mulch applied. And our poor farmers are so far behind! Regardless, our kind Westlake neighbors have opened their spaces to our club. If you are unable to tour the gardens, please join us for the garden party at 7 p.m.