Hoe and Hope’s August meeting was entitled Totally Tomatoes. Robin gave us some interesting history of the tomato. One should not eat acidic tomatoes on a lead plate… it will poison you. This is why in the dark ages the tomato was thought to be deadly. As part of the Nightshade family, the only part of the plant that is not poisonous is the tomato itself – though you would need to eat a lot of leaves to become ill. Fruit or Vegetable? Scientific classification calls it a fruit,but really, we all know it’s a vegetable!

Today’s Totally Tomatoes meeting included tomato tastings and contests.
Winners and categories:
Linda P. – Smallest Tomato
Linda P. – Largest Tomato
Connie M. – Ugliest Tomato
Connie M. – Most Colorful Tomato
Gayle Z. – Oddest Shaped Tomato



We had our March meeting at the church on March 27th. For our program we had Russ Lambert, The Bug Man. He talked about many types of bugs and showed many specimens of bugs he has collected over the years. A very interesting program.




Northern Colorado Rock Garden Society Garden Tour.

This chapter, with nearly 300 members, welcomes new rock gardeners.  The group includes novices as well as professional and skilled amateur rock gardeners, botanists, horticulturists, plant propagators, garden designers, professional flower and garden photographers, artists, and writers.

Chihuly Glass Sculptures at the Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens presented the Rocky Mountain Region’s first major outdoor exhibition of artwork by celebrated American artist, Dale Chihuly. Chihuly’s sculptures – ranging in size and form – added bold colors and dramatic beauty to the Gardens’ 24-acre urban oasis.

Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art. He is renowned for ambitious architectural installations around the world, in historic cities, museums and gardens.