Photos by Kari Tweiten Macdonald
Patsy's Poppy Party is an annual garden party hosted by Member Patsy Okaya to celebrate the blooming of this cheery flower. Orange-red tablecloths are draped over tables boasting fresh strawberries, home-baked rhubarb bars and a variety of other candies and treats. Chairs are scattered in a circle to allow for visiting friends old and new. And of course, this gathering provides an opportunity to stroll through the long curving rows of Member-tended gardens, each with its own flavor and abundance of flowers, ready-to-eat lettuces, climbing beans and peas, fragrant herbs and plenty of whimsical garden art.