Sunday, June 29, 2008

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kelley

On a beautiful warm Saturday evening, June 28th, we rejoiced and celebrated the marriage of two of our favorite people, Shelley Ferguson & Mike Kelley! These photos show us making the arrangement's for the tables. Clowning around from left to right, Kimmie, Sara and Michelle.


It was a stunning wedding, filled with family and tradition. We wish them a lifetime of happiness!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Cash's 1st. Birthday

My Grandson Cash turned 1 today! It seems like yesterday that we were racing for Camarillo, Ca. to try and make it there before he was born. We made it as far as Hawthorne! before we got the call that he had made his arrival. This last year has taken him to Maine, but we have happily been able to visit a few times, and now Sara and he are here with us for a few weeks. With the wedding of her very best friend Shelley set for this coming weekend, and his Dad, Travis, on his way to Texas for more Navy training, to be a flight engineer, it was the perfect opportunity to come for an extended visit. Robert and I were thrilled to be able to watch him have his first chocolate cupcake and celebrate his big day with him. So if you see me pulling the little red wagon around the store with a big grin on my face, and an adorable little boy in tow, now you know why. Happy Birthday Cash!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

2008 Fallon Garden Tour

With the sun shining brightly, and the winds gently blowing, the 2008 Fallon Garden Tour started at 9 a.m. today. Eight lovely gardens were on display in full beauty this year. I would like to thank the following homeowners for graciously opening their homes to you. Sue & Norm Frey, Sylvia & Dave Lumos, Vella & John Torvic, Cynthia & Richard Collins, Janeen Malkovich, Amy & Monte Morrison, Michelle & Paul Gagne and Diane & Bill Ford. This years tour was a great success and the Fallon Boys & Girls Club will be receiving a check for $360.00 which represented 100% of the ticket sales. We look forward to next year when the gardens of "The Flower Tree Girls" will be on display.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Jazz on the River 2008

An absolutely lovely evening under the stars. We had a great turnout, and it was truly a special night. The rough tally is in...........drum roll please.................thanks to your generosity and support of this event we raised OVER $1700.00 for the Fallon Chapter of Relay for Life. Master Chef Ron, with his assistants Bob & Cody, put out quite the spread of Hospitality.........Southern BBQ Style.

Kat , Rose & Kylie, serving up smiles.

Jakki Ford, a beautiful voice that everyone enjoyed

Kimmie, Me, Michelle & Cody............. after a long & beautiful evening.

As the evening got chilly, the fire pits were brought out and everyone enjoyed the heat and the ambiance.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

The "Ziplocks" arrive

Last week marked the beginning of "Ziploc" time at the garden center. Every year sometime in late spring, early summer we start to see the arrival of Ziploc bags or mason jars filled with leaves and bugs. The gardener exits their car and we may be standing out front, and Marlea, Michelle or I exclaim, "Whoops, here comes another one." Detection time!!! We watch them approach, hoping that it isn't a large grub worm inside, none of us like grub worms, and then give a gentle sigh when we see it is filled with leaves instead. Opening the Ziploc bag we take a look, working the leaf in our fingers, turning it over to peak at the underside, asking our diagnostic questions, "How often do you water?", "Have you seen any signs of ?? ", "When did you first notice it, after the rain we had etc?" "Have you sprayed any chemicals lately anywhere near it?" and on and on we go. Most days................there are at least 2 if not all 3 of us at the garden center that are pretty good diagnosticians. Between all of us we have a 95% chance of figuring out either what the problem is, what bug is bugging you, how you might have hurt your plant with chemical overkill, or just identify that pretty purple flower growing in your neighbors yard. It's Ziploc season, and we actually like the challenge of helping you. Just please don't bring in any grub worms.............we are pretty good at identifying those just by the description. See you soon, Susan.

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