Becketwood Cooperative
An Active, Independent 55+ Community of Owners in Minneapolis

Patsy’s Poppy Party

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.

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  • Elaine Churchill June 14, 2018, 5:52 pm

    Patsy, so sorry to have missed your party this year. I’m sure it was a huge success as it has always bee.