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The Palos Verdes Peacock was the centerpiece in the garden created with sprayed blue and green pampas grass with tail feathers created in the grass with potted plants.

A Day in the Garden
Las Candalistas after years of presenting Walk on the Wild Side came up this year with a new one-day event and new location. Renamed “A Day in the Garden… Entertaining and Gardening. with Style,” Las Candalistas members moved to South Coast Botanic Garden this past May. The day included a gourmet lunch, designer tables and vignettes, specialty vendors, found treasures, bake, garden and boutique shops and opportunity drawings. Speakers throughout the day included Las Candalistas member and story teller Ann Hugh, Geri Miller, founder of Home Grown Edible Landscaper, Tim Treiber on Container Gardening, Debbie Barto, the “hostess with the mostest” on how to be a guest at your own party, local landscape designer Ric Dykzeul and Claudia Molter, owner and designer of Sub Rosa Floral Design. Proceeds from the event benefit Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Pediatric Therapy Network and Sharefest Community Development.
Photos by Mary Jane Schoenheider

Participating as one of the vendors Brianna Madero and Karen Langsom from Z Gallery.

Las Candalistas President Ann Goodhart with event co-chairs Belinda Krekorian and Monica Mortensen.

Serving gourmet box lunches from Mucho Ultima Mexicana of Manhattan Beach to the guest from left are Christina Jesperson, Cheryl Guheen and Robyn DeWitt

Table designers Noreen Miller and Donna LaMont by Birthday Fun in the Garden.

Babbs Skinner working at the beautiful designer table with place setting for eight that was one of the raffle prizes.

This year’s cashiers included from left, Cie Reynolds, Karen Tucker, Lisa Sieveld, Sherry Granstrom, Julie Waldron and Susan Creed.

Volunteering in the Garden Shop from left, Bobbie Pomeranz, Lisa Winkelspecht and Susan Haas.

Working in the “Back Poarch Boutique from left are Terry Madison, Elaine Trutanich and Sandy Kludjian.

Co-chair Monica Mortensen, right with her daughter and grandson in from of the giant peacock which she constructed.

Las Candalistas members at the check in table from left, Nancy Bruce, Jane Jackson, Dida Lantz, and Laura Henson.

Greeting guests into the South Coast Botanic Garden, from left, Nancy Hauge, Pilar Simmons and Ilsa Getman.

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