For 2020…A Virtual Garden Tour
A veritable bouquet of garden tours was on our calendar this year thanks to Sharon Patrician until COVID-19 forced cancellations. Likewise, new member Patricia Carpenter had to cancel five scheduled tours of her Davis garden. Luckily for us, a couple of photographers captured her garden digitally so we may now enjoy a virtual tour, actually two tours—a day tour thru seasons and a night tour.
Hi, this is Patricia Carpenter. I live west of Davis and am so lucky to have two acres to play in. One acre is a mixed garden with our house taking up some of the land and the other is an acre of California natives.
This year, due to a lucky introduction by a friend, we met Beth Savidge, an amazing photographer! She asked to photograph the garden and started her adventure (and ours) in early January with winter fungi.
Every so often I look out to find Beth about, camera and tools in hand. That is when I refresh the file a day or three later to find her latest photos. She is always interested if she has stumped me with one of her macro shots. YES, often! I am definitely looking at the garden with different eyes!
Beth is quite an artist – enjoy! She likes to play and sends me the best ones.
If interested, you can find the photo date (see info icon) and our notes/comments (lower right bubble). I can’t always keep up with Beth, so my notes seem to be a bit behind her photo updates. To keep seeing photos during the year, just refresh file to see the most recent photos Beth has added. Or open the link above again.
Another photographer came to visit the garden. Marc Hoshovsky and his friend, another Marc, were interested in photographing at night to see what interesting things they could find with a UV flashlight.
So, an afternoon orientation tour was arranged with, of course, social distancing and my 6 ft stick in hand to keep people away. It is easy to get distracted with lots to see and chatting and I have found the stick the best for keeping our required distance – and it doubles as a great pointer.
We have been so lucky to have great photographers visiting the gardens!
Stay well and be kind.
July 16, 2020
2019 August 17-18 Santa Cruz Garden Explorations
Members and friends escaped the valley heat for the cool temperatures and visual treats found at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Farm, Succulent Gardens in Castroville, and the Sierra Azul Nursery in Watsonville.
2018 June 28 Annual Salad Potluck
The Power of Plants on the Plate presented by Anne Evans
| 2018 April 28 Ruth Bancroft Garden Tour
… plus Rosie the Riveter and Annie’s Annuals too!
|2018 April 14 Open Day Old City Cemetery Rose Garden|
|2017 October 21 Cornerstone Tour|
|2017 Fall Plant Sale|
|2017 Spring Pot Luck|
|2017 Spring Garden Tour|