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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, June 9, 2010 1B R.E GI {D] qAL i:5: }F !NION Up the garden path an,t down Memory La00:e Containers, whether bucket, basket or pot, arranged in a display provide as much color and interest as the plants themselves. File photo Donna McEIroy's garden on Bucks Lake Road is full of peaceful'and relaxing places to enjoy the woods and logging historyin style and comfort. Photos by Mona Hill Mona Hill Staff Writer mhill@plumasnews.com Give two gardeners identi- cal plots of land, the same plants, decorations, materials and tools, and the results win still be as individual as the gardeners themselves. They will lay out the gar- den differently, responding to their internal mind's eye views. Plant combinations will vary depending on the gardener's use of hardscape, orientation and the purpose of the garden. That is the reason old garden favorites and tried-and-true plants appear in gardens everywhere. A rose is a rose is a rose. However, put it next to a backdrop of mock orange and it will look different than the same rose surrounded by lavender. Individual gardeners bring their unique perspectives to the gardens they create. Saturday, June 19, Soropti- mists International of Quincy will celebrate "A Decade of Gardens!" by revisiting all on Coburn Street; Karin Bentley and Phil GaUagher on Cottonwood Drive in Meadow Valley; Donna McElroy on Bucks Lake Road, across from the Meadow Valley fire station; Plumas County Library and Plumas County Museum, both on Jackson Street. Even though the gardens span the map from near Galeppi Ranch to Meadow Valley, visit them all. Each is as original as its creator. past: Bob and Mary Bird on 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., are $10, Quincy Junction Road; advance; $12 "at the garden Nancy Gambell, Alison gate." There will also be prize Youngs and Chris Murray, drawings and refreshments in the garden at the Variel House next to the museum. Tickets are available at La Casa Bella, Quincy Hot Spot, Great Northern Hair Company, Epilog Books and Gray's Flower Garden. Start at the garden nearest you and remember to stop and smell the flowers -- it will be a great day out. For more information, call Jeanne Brovelli at 283-1378 or any Soroptimist member. Karin Bentley's artistic eye is evident in her garden. Paths and plantings lead the visitor to quiet nooks, reflective of their place in nature. Sunny, flower-filled containers make for an interesting contrast to the deeply shaded forest backdrop. File photo A bear in Donna McEIroy's garden at the edge of the woods reigns over his domain. Karin Bentley and Phil .... ' ' Gallagher harmoniously combine manmade eclectic with nature's own sculpture. ......... Wherever there are gardens, there are different ideas about how to fill the space. File photo