Submitted by Marty Maher
On Tuesday morning, August 28, Jeanne Berman coordinated the latest SFCCA Garden Tour. Our neighbor, Mr. Lester Viyalta, greeted us with goodies from his native country of Nicaragua while music streamed from his garden on Gilmoure Drive.
Lester grows and cooks his own produce. Much of his vegetable garden was maturing so we saw pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, and melons. Lester also showed our group his native zucchini called pipian. He provided photos and offered seeds for our gardens. The vegetable garden begins on the side of his house and continues through the entire backyard. The flower garden in the front yard was beautiful and filled with sunflowers, zinnias, celosia, cleome, and many others.
Lester was able to grow his own corn and showed us his one remaining corn plant. Butterflies, beneficial bees, and birds were plentiful and so busy that we watched with no fear of stings.