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Garden tour to feature shade plantings

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Trevor Clark / Tahoe Daily Tribune/ An iris gets some sunlight in the garden at Sandy Allie's home on Winnemucca Street.
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Tahoe in Bloom, the fourth annual Lake Tahoe Historical Society Garden Tour, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, will feature five wonderful gardens at the South Shore. One feature repeated in all the gardens is shade plantings.

“Most of us live under tall trees and we invite you to come see the variety of ideas adapted to shade,” said Lynne Bajuk, garden tour co-chair.

The Historical Society is inviting survivors of the Angora fire to attend the garden tour as their guests. Complimentary tickets may be picked up between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday at the Historical Society museum, 3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

Refreshments will be provided courtesy of Harveys Resort Casino and William Ledbetter. The Dream Spirit Baroque Band will perform from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Garden 4. The Tahoe Art League will present garden art for sale at Garden 5 with a portion of all sales to benefit the Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum. The museum will be open the day of the tour with free entry to the museum.

Tickets are $20 and are available at the Lake Tahoe Historical Museum, Aspen Hollow Nursery, Tahoe Outdoor Living, Nel’s Hardware/Nursery and Sunbasin Landscape and Nursery. A map to each garden with a short description will be included in the tickets. On the day of the tour only, tickets will be available at the Deerfield Lodge on Ski Run Boulevard, if they are not sold out.

“One of our owners is in the Angora fire burn area and she is committed to helping her neighbors who lost their homes and gardens. We join her in asking that every gardener in our area save their cuttings, bulbs and seeds for our neighbors who will be starting over next year,” Bajuk said.

Under-deck storage for winter and more information is available by calling Bajuk at (530) 541-8526.

Tour participants should wear comfortable walking shoes, avoid parking across driveways, and leave pets at home. There is no smoking on premises and no restrooms are available. Carpooling is suggested.


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