July 4, 2021
Volunteers from the Raincatcher’s Garden of Midway Hills gathered in a shady area of the edible landscape Tuesday for an early July 4th ‘Garden Party’ celebration. A refreshing summer rain the night before brought in a light summer breeze that cooled the air as the line formed for lunch. It was the first time in over a year and a half that we had officially been together for any type of event.
Friendly conversations, laughter and happy faces reminded us of how much we enjoy spending time celebrating life’s simple pleasures. The fragrant smell of fresh basil lifted our spirits as we savored some of our favorite picnic foods. Summer’s bounty satisfied all who attended.
Following lunch, volunteers were asked to listen as three short quotes were read which hinted at the ‘presidential-type’ garden theme for 2022. Stay tuned over the next few months for clues.
FYI…Here’s the first clue.
“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.”
If you can guess who spoke these words, then you’re getting close to the knowing the theme.
The big reveal will be sometime in December! For now…Happy 4th of July to Everyone!
Linda Alexander, Dallas County Master Gardener Class of 2008
Our Crowd Pleasing 4th of July Menu
Strawberry Basil Lemonade