Sat. June 15th and Sun. June 16th were open garden days in Papi Joe’s garden. The visitors were comprised of the “usual suspects”, anxious to spot the new plants in an already visited garden, and many newcomers too.
About 70 plant plugs which were no longer needed in the garden were given away, duly labelled with planting instructions. Those plugs were free, of course, but visitors who took them away were invited to make a small contribution to a charity, viz. the Fédération pour la recherche sur le cerveau. At the end of the week-end all 70 plugs had been taken away and we had collected the sum of €77.40. As promised, I have double that sum and forwarded a total of €155 to the FRC charity organization.
As usual, the children present enjoyed walking barefoot on the soft lawn, while the adults were admiring the various plants and asking endless questions. The rare teenagers also appreciated the lawn, and were looking at the world on their smartphones, totally indifferent to the wonders of papi Jo’s garden IRL (In Real Life).
You can enjoy the traditional time-lapse/video on YouTube.