Monday, October 27, 2008

A Visit From The Garden Club

Last week I had the pleasure of hosting the Laguna Beach Garden Club for one of their members' garden tours in my San Juan Capistrano home.
Although this is the only garden club I have ever belonged to, I do think it is an amazing group (very large group, close to 200 members) of gardeners with really big hearts and lots of enthusiasm! Not all members show up for these informal tours, only around 30 people I would say.
I felt a little guilty because I have never had them to my Laguna garden which is much more dramatic and mature. There is not much parking there and I worry that 15 or 20 cars would mean about 10 or 15 would have no place to park!
They had all kinds of questions for me and it was a mental challenge to remember the names of every plant they asked about as well as garden structure questions, but it was fun and rewarding to share my garden with people that are as passionate about gardening as I am!


Anonymous said...

How fun to be able to share your garden with other passionate gardeners!

Sheila said...

You are right! I am always showing the garden to friends and family that usually have no real interest in gardening and I am sure they just humor me as I go on and on about some plant or bloom!

Jean said...

I'm sure it was a lot of fun. But I can also imagine all the hard work you put into it in the days before. Actually, I've been in that same situation myself when my front yard was on a garden tour. I worked feverishly and then pretended it always looked like that. ;-)

Northern Shade said...

Everything is looking so good in your shots. It would be a lot of fun to have a group of gardening enthusiasts visit you to see the garden. I imagine it gives a lot of incentive in the previous days for a garden cleanup.

I wish my family and friends humoured me a little bit more. : )