What happened on February 23rd in Studio City? Borgnine

Four Winds Growers presented a lovely display at a classy party to celebrate the life of Ernest Borgnine.  The first annual ‘Ernie Award’ was presented to Sean Penn who was unable to attend, as he was seeing to duties in Haiti.  The award, a lovely globe of blown glass, was received by actor Ken Howard, who gave a touching speech.  Most of the photos taken here are by the very talented Mr. Ken Byes and were done on a fabulous red Nikon that reminds me of a race car.

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Iqbal Theba of TV musical "Glee"with blueberries

Iqbal Theba of TV musical “Glee”with blueberries

Gardening chat with Marilu Henner

Gardening chat with Marilu Henner

Ernie Hudson of "Ghostbusters"

Ernie Hudson of “Ghostbusters”

With the masterful Hector Elizando

With the masterful Hector Elizando

With Nancee and Cris Borgnine

With Nancee and Cris Borgnine

Julie Arenal Bryant

Julie Arenal Bryant

Folks Happy to take home the sole fig tree selection: Black Mission fig

Folks Happy to take home the sole fig tree selection: Black Mission fig

Kevin Sorbo of TV "Hercules" fame with Ken Byes

Kevin Sorbo of TV “Hercules” fame with Ken Byes

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Lainie Kazan, jazz singer and the unforgettable Mother in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” prepares to take home this beautiful southern highbush blueberry plant.

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Nancee Borgnine prepares to present the First Annual Ernie Award

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Cris Borgnine enjoys Yosemite Gold mandarins

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Iqbal Theba (Principal Figgins of “Glee”) shows off his Sunshine Blue Blueberry bush to Esai Morales, urging him to get one.

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Esai Morales (“La Bamba”) considers the options and settles on a Variegated Pink Lemon tree, complete with fruit.

Table filled with Ornamental Edibles. Avocado, citrus and olive trees, plus blueberry bushes.

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Every last plant found a home that night. A shot of the table toward the end.

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Citrus and Olive trees for the stars

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