Garden Club Tour & Farmer's Market
The Los Alamos Master Gardeners' club hosted the Green Fingers Garden Club of Greenwich, Conn., today.
Los Alamos residents Bill Wadt and Ann McLaughlin invited Bill's sister, Betsy Mulcare, to bring her Greenwich garden club to Los Alamos for a tour of the Los Alamos Demonstration Garden.
Los Alamos Master Gardeners' secretary Kimberly Tanner led the tour, assisted by Club Vice President Carolyn Mangeng.
After the tour, the group enjoyed lunch provided by the Los Alamos Master Gardeners' at Fuller Lodge.
Betsy Mulcare of Greenwich said of the demonstration garden, "it's wonderful and incredible. The garden is highly organized as you would expect from Los Alamos, with lists of latin names and common names. You don't find this kind of organzation even in the best botanical gardens."
At the same time as the demonstration garden tour, the Los Alamos Farmer's Market was taking place across the street at the Mesa Public Library skatepark parking lot.
Matt Romero of Romero Farms reports that the weather this year is providing a bumper crop of local peppers and other vegetables.
Romero said an early frost in May hurt the eggplant crop, but then things warmed up.
This year's growing season has been outstanding, he said, adding that local peppers are ready two weeks early this year.
Romero plans to start the annual pepper roasting operation at the Farmer's Market next week. Romero Farms has a two-acre farm in Dixon and eight acres in Alcalde.
For more information on the Los Alamos Master Gardeners, click HERE. Photos by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com