CynInTheGarden

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    Cynthia Fletcher
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    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
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  1. Please join us on February 24, 2017 for a visit to Bobi and John McGann's amazing rock landscaping project in Montana Verde on Jaramillo. Under the supervision of Steven Walker their property is evolving into a maze of pathways and inviting seating and viewing areas. Nestled between two streams the views are stunning . The property creates a soothing eco-friendly atmosphere. Meet me at San Francisco Plaza at 8:30am4 wheel vehicles recommended. Please RSVP to Katnukesu@ aol.com Jaramillo Gardeners
  2. Calling all Birders! Jaramillo Gardeners Trip to Oasis Linda. January 30, 2017, Monday 8:15 am. Meet at San Francisco Plaza to follow our tour leader, Dr Peter Sterling to this private estate on the other side of Potrerillos. $5 donation (benefits the Library) per person. Three hour visit, short talk with Linda, and time on your own to bird watch or collect cuttings and seeds, swim, take photos, eat your lunch, enjoy the gardens and water features, etc. Originally a citrus farm, this property has been 'wildscaped' to provide habitat for birds, butterflies and wildlife. Linda Scott is a photographer and has captured many rarely-seen birds on the farm, with over 350 species identified. She has given a talk at BCP Tuesday Talks showcasing her amazing photographs. See the link below... You are welcome to collect seeds and plant cuttings of the many native plants. Absolutely must wear long pants, long sleeves, and closed shoes. Bring swimsuit, binoculars, camera, bug spray, garden shears, plastic bags or a box for cuttings and seeds that you collect. Bring lunch and drinks if you want to picnic. https://oasislinda.shutterfly.com/
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    Jaramillo Gardeners Trip to Finca Tangara, Palmira January 18, 2017, Wednesday 10 am. $5 donation (benefits the Library) per person for informative tour and consulting by Peter Sterling. Met up at San Francisco Plaza to car pool 9:45 am sharp Join us for a trip to Peter Sterling's beautiful farm - citrus, coffee, and native plant nursery, overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Palmira, Panama. The garden club went here a couple years ago and it remains one of our most popular trips ever! Plants - trees, shrubs, fruiting, flowers, etc will be for sale - all proceeds benefit the Boquete Library. Met up at San Francisco Plaza to car pool 9:45 am sharp. Bring small bills for the donation and to purchase plants. Wear long pants and closed shoes or you will be bug lunch! FYI - there is mud on farms...
  4. Bring more stuff!!!!! Still in need of tons of donations for this NGO.
  5. Next week! Wednesday. If you can, please bring a toy donation for kids ages 3 to 5 yrs, to the garden trip on Wednesday January 18, 2017. (Simple toys from the dollar store, coloring books, small balls, etc.) Some generous expats and locals have organized a pinata for the kids at Minsa, the health service, next to Romero Grocery on Thursday. So I will collect any donations and get them to the event. Children and moms start lining up for health care at 6 am, doctors arrive at 9 to 11 am and later. A long day for little kids and we are trying to brighten their day, with small toys. Life continues after Christmas. Wednesday January 18, 2017, trip to Peter Sterling's Finca in Palmira Panama. Don't forget. Meet at San Francisco Plaza 945 am.
  6. Next week! Wednesday. If you can, please bring a toy donation for kids ages 3 to 5 yrs, to the garden trip on Wednesday January 18, 2017. (Simple toys from the dollar store, coloring books, small balls, etc.) Some generous expats and locals have organized a pinata for the kids at Minsa, the health service, next to Romero Grocery on Thursday. So I will collect any donations and get them to the event. Children and moms start lining up for health care at 6 am, doctors arrive at 9 to 11 am and later. A long day for little kids and we are trying to brighten their day, with small toys. Life continues after Christmas. Wednesday January 18, 2017, trip to Peter Sterling's Finca in Palmira Panama. Don't forget. Meet at San Francisco Plaza 945 am.
  7. Jaramillo Gardeners Trip to Finca Tangara, Palmira January 18, 2017, Wednesday 10 am. $5 donation (benefits the Library) per person for informative tour and consulting by Peter Sterling. Met up at San Francisco Plaza to car pool 9:45 am sharp Join us for a trip to Peter Sterling's beautiful farm - citrus, coffee, and native plant nursery, overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Palmira, Panama. The garden club went here a couple years ago and it remains one of our most popular trips ever! Plants - trees, shrubs, fruiting, flowers, etc will be for sale - all proceeds benefit the Boquete Library. Met up at San Francisco Plaza to car pool 9:45 am sharp. Bring small bills for the donation and to purchase plants. Wear long pants and closed shoes or you will be bug lunch! FYI - there is mud on farms... Directions if not carpooling: Finca Tangara is about 6.5 kilometers from Alto Boquete, Plaza San Francisco. Turn right at Plaza San Francisco onto Palmira road; go straight and continue through Palmira Centro (past the Jungla). Keep going past the Hacienda Esmeralda dairy and beneficio (on the left). Our driveway is the first left after the beneficio. There is a small roofed bus stop just before our drive. The sign is before the bus stop but hard to see. Come down the drive past the caretaker’s house 200m to the main house.
  8. List of currently available plants. PLANT LIST FINCA TANGARA 2017.docx
  9. Jaramillo Gardeners Trip to Finca Tangara, Palmira January 18, 2017, Wednesday 10 am. $5 donation (benefits the Library) per person for informative tour and consulting by Peter Sterling. Met up at San Francisco Plaza to car pool 9:45 am sharp Join us for a trip to Peter Sterling's beautiful farm - citrus, coffee, and native plant nursery, overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Palmira, Panama. The garden club went here a couple years ago and it remains one of our most popular trips ever! Plants - trees, shrubs, fruiting, flowers, etc will be for sale - all proceeds benefit the Boquete Library. Met up at San Francisco Plaza to car pool 9:45 am sharp. Bring small bills for the donation and to purchase plants. Wear long pants and closed shoes or you will be bug lunch! FYI - there is mud on farms... Directions if not carpooling: Finca Tangara is about 6.5 kilometers from Alto Boquete, Plaza San Francisco. Turn right at Plaza San Francisco onto Palmira road; go straight and continue through Palmira Centro (past the Jungla). Keep going past the Hacienda Esmeralda dairy and beneficio (on the left). Our driveway is the first left after the beneficio. There is a small roofed bus stop just before our drive. The sign is before the bus stop but hard to see. Come down the drive past the caretaker’s house 200m to the main house.
  10. Byron will not be joining us on April 11, due to a schedule conflict. Perhaps another time. Any local writers interested in doing this? Fiction, biography, essay, travel, blogs. Contact me. No political or religious rants please.
  11. Watch La Villa Cafe events. We will have a Reading there in Feb/March with these 3 writers and another writer TBD Support culture in Boquete!! http://www.lavillaboquete.com/events
  12. Literary Event at BCP Auditorium Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 10:30 am, Tuesday Talk Four Boquete Authors Present their Works James Fletcher - Poetry Byron Edgington - Biography Gabrielle Reynolds - Fiction (in progress) Authors will read from their recent works, published and in progress. Click here to view books: James Thomas Fletcher Byron Edgington Gabrielle Reynolds will read from her Historical Fiction Novel: The Lute at Her Hand, (working title for her book, now in the re-write/edit stage with a Los Angeles publisher).