Archive for July, 2018


June is an incredibly busy month for me. unnamed-1 Here at Horizon House, the Garden Committee (which I chair) has an entire month of garden related activities.  There’s something planned for each and every day.  It’s a lot of fun.  People love it,,,but it leaves me quite exhausted…if satisfied and very happy!unnamed

So, allowing myself to GRADUALLY get back down to earth, this will not be a terribly informative blog posting.  I’ll show you some pictures of a few of the activities we enjoyed.

Every “Sunny Monday” evening, from 5-6 PM we gather on our D level garden terrace and “party”!

Everyone brings their own beverage of choice, as well as a snack to share.  It’s a time of relaxing with friends, and meeting new people.  Just a great social event.

Our next weekly event, was a “Picnic Lunch”, every Wednesday, also in the Level D garden.  This one was a “bring your own lunch”, which can either be made at home, or brought from the Bistro.

The Garden Committee provided cookies, and brownies.  It was also a great social time to meet friends and neighbors, both new and old.  It was so well received that we decided to run it right through the summer (just like Sunny Mondays).

The rest of the days were devoted to other garden related activities, like Bird Watching with an IMG_7803Audubon volunteer and friend of Horizon House, Penny Bolton; cooking with herbsIMG_7738.jpg, by Ray-our chef; gardening photography by residents Wes and John; Poetry and Meditation in the gardens;


Tours-both in our own gardens

Woodland Park Rose GardenIMG_7827 and the Kubota Japanese Gardens (led by our own Ib).

We learned to use the BBQ grills that Horizon House has provided for our use.  There was a very exciting lesson in floral arranging, done in collaboration with the Floral Committee, provided by  Thomasi, (who left the next day for a competition in Washington D.C.) .

As you can imagine, it was a busy time for the little “June In Our Gardens” committee of Ann, Carol, Gussie and Louise; the entire Garden Committee; and of course, me.  It was a JOY!



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