The Green Thumb Committee is proud to announce the garden tour of our Summer Green Thumb Award winner. We have chosen the beautiful garden of John Yano. Mr Yano, who has recently retired and has been commuting back and forth from his previous residence in Hawaii, has worked for the past three years to renovate the garden of the previous owner, Beverly Mingram, who still lives locally. She had incorporated elements of Japanese garden style including an authentic Japanese teahouse in the backyard. John has also included carefully placed local rocks and has begun trimming some of his trees using the painstaking Japanese technique of cloud-pruning (Niwaki). As he progresses in his renovation, he periodically invites Ms Mingram over to delight in what he has accomplished so far. He is a deserving winner and so enthusiastic about showing us his garden.