Our photographer, Scott Horn, has shot and edited a great 25 minute video of Mary Freed giving a tour of the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden in Thousand Oaks, where she’s been a docent for 15 years. In the picture above, Mary Freed, Past President of the Organic Garden Club of Ventura County and Secretary of the Channel Island District of the California Garden Clubs, is showing us the Rare Fruit Orchard in the Garden where a gorgeous sapote fruit tree is covered with fruit. Sapote fruit tastes like sweet creamy custard. The garden also has California native walnut trees, canyon live oaks, manzanita, ceanothus, toyons, Matilija poppies, California buckwheat, cigar plant, coffee berry bushes, herbs, sages, salivas, and a native grape called Red Robin. The garden is open for people to walk through and enjoy our native birds and butterflies.
We showed the video to rave reviews at our Zoom meeting on November 17, 2020.
Here is a minute and a half clip of the above video where Mary is discussing using rosemary, lavender, and honeysuckle in your veggie garden.