Garden of the Month
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again in the near future. Visit our website to get more up-to-date information.
Thursday, September XX
Learn and Grow
10:30 am–11:15 am
11:45 am–1:30 pm
Dan has been creating Bonsai the Living Art for over 35 years. He started by reading books and joining Bonsai clubs. He was President of Amador Bonsai Club for 3½ years and started the Calaveras Bonsai Club which is now the Mother Lode Bonsai Club. Bonsai is a living art expressing creativity. Dan loves talking about and teaching his art. He has given classes and presentations for many garden clubs and organizations. Born in Oakland, Dan is a disabled Vietnam veteran where he served as a combat medic.
Due to the COVID-19 Virus
the tour has been
Take a Look!
916 Mills Avenue
The Modesto Garden Club is pleased to present
its May 2015 Garden of the Month. Owner
Joan Michelotti, a retired health educator and R.N., purchased this home in April 2012 and started renovating, completing the landscaping by March 2013. The fence design was inspired by an image out of Sunset Magazine and was implemented by Joan's brother, Chuck Silva. Working with Joan's brother-in-law, John Yarborough, the intial woodland inspired landscape was designed and installed. Later, the landscape design was revisted and improved upon
by Danny Hall & Pioneer Landscaping of Turlock.
The plantings were designed to display year round interested, both in foliage and blooms. Most of the front yard plants are evergreen with the exception
of the Japanese Maples and are supported by
three dry river rock beds and hardscaping by
Arnold Cement, Inc.
With plant selections like 'Aptos' Blue Redwoods, 'Bloodgood' and 'Emperor 1' Japanese maples, and interior Live Oaks, a forest understory feel is established. Dappled sun highlights white drift roses, 'Firepower' nandina, Chinese fringe flower shrubs, 'Duc de Rohan' azaleas, 'Tequila Sunrise' coprosma, Cherry Laurels, Scotch Moss groundcover, Iberis and 'Little John' bottlebrush.
The scholarship winners are listed in alphabetical order, not in order of scoring. (But is van Klaveren considered a V or a K? I considered it a K).
Major: Agriculture Communications
College/university in which enrolled: Cal State University Chico
Occupational objective: Agriculture public relations
Major: Environmental Horticulture Science
College/university in which enrolled: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or UC Davis
Occupational objective: Professor
Abigail van Klaveren
College/university in which enrolled: Oregon State University
Occupational objective: Wholesale nursery owner
Major: Landscape Architect
College/university in which enrolled: Cal Poly
Occupational objective: Landscape architect
Major: Agriculture Systems Management
College/university in which enrolled: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Occupational objective: Agriculture engineer or agriculture educator
Major: Conservation and Resource Studies
College/university in which enrolled: UC Berkeley
Occupational objective: Environmental nonprofit
Major: Agriculture Science
College/university in which enrolled: Cal Poly, Pomona
Occupational objective: Agriculture educator