The Bellas met on March 18th at La Bella Fontana to do some weeding, digging, and clipping. Linda Frame was able to take some pictures of the ladies enjoying catching up with their NIGC friends as well as gardening. In our gardening group today we see Lynn S, Susan T, Susie A, Lynne M, Tish C, Jeanne K, Edie G, Sandy D, Dee M, Cathy M, Kathy O, Vickie S, and Carolyn D.
NIGC members who were ready to "fly the coop" drove to South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes on March 17 to "spread out" on the trails and enjoy the spring bloom around the 87-acre property. California natives, blooming trees, brilliant tulips, and an enormous bed of orange clivia lifted spirits after months of "stay at home" living. The morning ended with members enjoying box lunches from the Small Cafe and a surprise visit from Ranger Rick. We left shortly after that!
Succulents abound in planters and containers at 250 Ancona Drive and accent the walkway to the front door of Dawn and James Kruger’s new coastal, traditional home. The Kruger home is located on the property where former NIGC member, Norma Brown resided for many years. Although, the Krugers could not salvage Norma’s home, they did pay homage to an architectural feature of the Brown home by including an interior courtyard. A focal point of the Kruger courtyard is a mesquite