We were fortunate that members of our club generously opened their gardens for our tour. Each garden had its own unique charm. Some are mature with many years of development and others are in the early stages just waiting to bloom.. A special thanks to all our members who allowed us to stroll through their yards.
Joanne has dedicated her garden to edible vegetables, fruits and herbs. Her garden is in its infancy but we expect a great crop.
Vegetable are planted in the spring that can take the heat of our summers and vegetables traditionally planted in most other parts of the country in summer are planted here in the fall, most notably are tomatoes. With the right planning we can have garden produce year round.
With planning, use of pots and other assorted containers a wide variety of vegetable and herbs can be planted. Joanne also has her many trays of seedlings coming along for planting.
The photo at the right captures the large yard with fruit trees and a patch of pinapple plants.
Steve also has several tropical plants throughout his large yard, bananas, frangipani, a cotton plant, and several palms.
One of the advantages to belonging to the Hollywood Garden Club is that at each meeting we all bring cuttings from our gardens to share. Many of the plants that you see here were once a lowly cutting that have found a new home and have flourished.
Mary likes lots of color and tries to attain this with the use of crotons, coleus, Hawaiian ti plants, flowering vines, and lots of colorful bromeliads.
Fruit trees, tomatoes and herbs are all included in this garden.
The rain could not stop us. We were ready with umbrellas and ponchos. We toured Maggy's garden in the rain and continued on to the next garden.
There are more palms and bromeliads than you can count.
There are lots of little pots all over her garden with little seedlings beginning to sprout up.
Their garden is a mix of plants, fruit trees and raised beds for their vegetables.
Errol's advice - plenty of sunshine and well draining soil to keep succulents happy.
Emma & Errol opened their home for a luncheon at the end of the tour. It was a welcome stop to get out of the rain, which proved to be an off again, on again event most of the afternoon.