Thursday, April 28, 2011

Event at Winton VFW

This Saturday, April 30, there is a Spring Time Jamboree at the VFW Hall in Winton, 7093 Walnut Avenue. (corner of Walnut Avenue and Center Street) It starts at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. A shopping event open to everyone. Mother's Day will soon be here.
Vendors include: Winton Historical Society with their Winton Centennial Recipe Book ($15.00)and their souvenir mugs ($6.00) or both for $20.00.
Also Tupperware; Pampered Chef; Silpada jewelry; Chic Clips; Mary Kay; Beauty Control Gold Canyon Candies; Dove Chocolate and many others. A manicurist will be there doing hand and foot massage.
There will be munchies for our shoppers to munch on while they shop. There will be a raffle. One of the prizes will be a Winton Centennial Recipe Book.
Come out and see what all is offered.
Pictured below is Sudden Impact, another one of my beautiful Iris flowers.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Cherry Trees

The cherry trees are looking good. All the fruit trees are leafing out nicely. The new citrus trees have a lot of blooms and so I am expecting oranges and mandarins this winter. The Fuyu Persimmon is still in the 5-gallon can, but it looks like it may have a little crop this winter also. I hope planting it in the middle of summer won't set it back.
I measured out the space between the cherry trees and I think I will be able to transplant 10 Iris plants in July. The Iris plants will be in the middle between the other flower plants now growing there. I hope they won't be too crowded. The Fuyu will be planted in the center of where the Iris garden is now.
There is a small area between the public parking and my visitor parking that now has grass that has to be mowed. Joe mentioned that he could dig up the grass and make a flower bed there for the Iris plants.

I think that's a good idea. I have 6 rows of Irises with 6 to 8 plants per row, planted one foot apart. That's a little too close, especially if you give them a little Miracle Grow. ha,ha. I don't want to be digging them up and separating them every year. They get fertilized 3 times a year, the middle of September, at Halloween and Valentine's Day. Some of the plants got really big and made it difficult to walk between the rows to remove the spent flowers.
See the pictures of the Iris flowers at flickr. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Irises in Bloom

Here are some of the Iris plants blooming in my back yard. The yellow and white is "Abby And Me" the black one is "Ozark Rebounder." Purple Pepper is in the back between the yellows.
I noticed in the Sun-Star this morning that the Iris garden in Merced is now open on the weekends. His Iris Garden on Perch off of Yosemite Avenue, past Raley's. Open Saturdays 10 - 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

On the left is Apricot Frosty and the one below is Raspberry Rita. I never can get multiple pictures to go where I want them. Oh well.

Marilyn and I were at the Safety Fair today with a bowling game. It was too breezy for the light-weight plastic bowling pins. They kept falling over. The turn-out was lighter than I expected and we saw it was not the place to be selling recipe books. Only sold 4 in 4 hours. But thank you to the people who did buy a Winton Centennial recipe book. We appreciate the sales.

The next event is the Block Party in downtown Winton on Saturday, May 7. A couple of volunteers from the Winton Historical Society will be there to sell the books and mugs. That same day Castle Vista is having their spring Craft Bazaar. My sister and I will be at Castle Vista. It will be a fun day. The Castle Vista event starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.

This last picture is "Afternoon Delight" the grower at "His Iris Garden" won first place one year in Atwater's Iris show. It is very pretty. Some of my favorites haven't bloomed yet, like Hello Darkness, Gypsy Woman, Royal Crusader, Twist of Fate, etc. These were all purchased in Merced from His Iris Garden. I saw a couple of red ones on his website that I would sure like to have. But I don't dare go visit his Iris garden because I don't have room for any more and it would be hard to decide which ones to eliminate from my Iris garden.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Winton Spring Parade 2011

Clark is driving his classic Lincoln Continental in Winton's Centennial Parade.

In the car are the three Grand Marshals.

Irvin is in the front seat with Clark; Leona in the back, wearing a blue suit and Ernestine by the window.
The parade ended by the Winton Park at the corner of Winton Way and Olive Avenue. This is where the entertainment was set up. A carnival for the kids, big and little, live pony rides, hot dog stands and hamburgers and hot dogs cooked on the barbecue.
This is where Carolyn and I set up to sell the Winton Centennial recipe books and the souvenir mugs. It was a bit chilly, but we enjoyed the day at the park.
Tomorrow, Saturday April 16, Marilyn and I will be at the Frank Sparks School on Almond Avenue in Winton from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Safety Fair. We will be selling the recipe books and the coffee mugs with a picture of Winton's Depot on them. Recipe books are $15.00 each, 1 book and 1 mug $20.00. Come out and see us even if you don't have any kids in the Safety Fair.