Virtual Garden Contest - Flower Gardens


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Brandywine Overlook by "Balcony on the Brandywine"

Garden description: It contains the brightest flower and foliage colors I could find. I especially love the clematis and knockouts. I have grouped plants around each of the chairs and the breakfast table. The geraniums and irises are visible when I look out my sliding glass door.

Who are the gardeners: Myself, and my pug, Miya.

Why do you garden: I love everything creative-music, art, color, flowers.

How has gardening impacted you during this time: I had to go out and buy these plants so I could have them around me. I touch them, photograph them, paint them. They make me feel so much better. The isolation from staying home was too much.




Back Yard Garden by "Schelat-Youngblood Family"

Garden description: We transformed a small urban back yard into an inviting shade garden with a cascading fountain. A variety of plants provides successive blooms from spring through fall, and many of shades of green delight the viewer. Our emphasis has been on planting as many natives as possible for both humans and wildlife to enjoy.

Who are the gardeners: Two professional musicians do the work: David Schelat and Grant Youngblood.

Why do you garden: Outlet for exercise, to provide for the habitat of various animals and birds, and to provide beauty in the neighborhood.

How has gardening impacted you during this time: The garden has received a lot of attention this year! It has been fun.




Burrows Run Farm by "Lloyd and Jeff"

Garden description: A naturalistic and native garden built around old stone barn foundations with many trees such as Magnolias, Stewartias and Blue Atlas Cedar.

Who are the gardeners: Lori Hollis of Cotswold Gardeners and myself.

Why do you garden: It gives me great peace of mind and it’s good exercise.

How has gardening impacted you during this time: It is the one thing that I look forward to every day. With my days being pretty monochromatic, gardening is anything but!



Last updated on 5/29/2020