John Johnson Remembered

Garden Club Tour - Part 2

by Paul Saulnier
June 11, 2018

Day 2 of the Garden Club tour did not disappoint.

First stop today was on Central Street where Lee Guertin, above left, and Martha Pellegrino were leading the tours.

This design is known as a shade garden. With lots of large trees surrounding the property, shade tolerant plants do best.

Lee pointed out this Carolina All Spice. There is no aroma until you break off a little piece.

Lee couldn't resist "clowning around" in my Mini.

Next stop was on Ridge Road in Millis. Nina Colburn was my guide. She said the garden style was "Awe". Who could argue?

Nina pointed out the excellent use of color contrast and texture contrast in the gardens.

Railroad Street in downtown Holliston sports this oasis surrounded by pavement. Susan Russo was tending the deck which is only a few hundred feet from her home.

Barbara Daly is the owner and creator of this style known a Cottage Garden.

 

Tricia Schmitt, above, created her outstanding landscape  on Evergreen Road from an initial desire for a small water feature in 2009. The rest, as they say, is history.

Husband "Bud" even got into gardening by adding rocks from around Holliston and elsewhere. He even brought rocks home from business trips in his luggage. Try that today with security and weight limits.

Even the groundhogs appreciate Tricia's green thumb - and her green tomatoes.

Karen Circle was my last stop Sunday afternoon. Diane Crefeld wasn't expecting to be photographed but put up with it just the same. Diane said that this yard is a classic shade garden designed to thrive under large trees with little sun peeking through.

Owner Judy Placek has created a very interesting landscape, including this climbing hydrangea

Congratulations to all the gardeners who created these beautiful landscapes and thanks for sharing them with all who entered. Let's do it again in three years.

 

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