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Garden Tours to Benefit West Falmouth Library

July 8, 2022
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    • Dates: July 8, 2022
    • Location: Falmouth
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


    Garden #1 Garden Rooms - West Falmouth
     As you wander through our gardens filled with a variety of evergreens, flowering shrubs and decorative grasses, please take time to enjoy our “garden rooms”. The fire pit area is cozy, private and just a short walk from the perennial garden where a variety of colorful flowers blend nicely around an antique fountain and a chiminea area.  Moving to the backyard you will discover more perennials and many hydrangeas surrounding a “covered patio room”. All of these gardens have been created to provide privacy and interest to our property while allowing us to fully use the yard.


    Garden #2 Spontaneous and Eclectic - West Falmouth
    Visitors will enter the garden through a canopy provided by a weeping European Beech.  The property contains numerous evergreens that provide a natural screening.  Tree specimens include a Weeping White Pine, Alaskan Cedar, Umbrella Pine and English Holly.  There are several flowering trees, which provide a splash of color throughout the season, Fringe, Crab Apple and Japanese Snow Bell as well as a variety of Japanese Maples.  In addition to the perennial gardens framing the farmer’s porch, ground covers include numerous Hosta varieties and fern. Adirondack chairs and a harvest table were made by the owner, and a collection of old signs adorn the shed.


    Garden #3  Beautiful and Enticing - West Falmouth
    Through a garden gate, under a trellis of clematis, is a collection of raised beds housing flowers and vegetables, which are complimented by beds of perennials and annuals. Sited at the garden’s entrance is a large trough filled with an array of succulents which are both colorful and whimsical, giving an other-worldly feeling to a New England garden. As beekeepers, we primarily choose plants that are attractive to honey bees. We are inspired by the color, texture and beauty of plants and strive to create a space that is visually pleasing to humans and enticing to pollinators, honeybees in particular.


    Garden #4 Four Decade Old Family Garden - Falmouth
    These gardens have evolved over 4 decades with one family. Sunny areas host vegetables, blueberries, raspberries and herbs. Hostas and rhododendrons fill shady spots. Unexpected volunteers like Meadow Rue, Foxglove and American Holly have made themselves at home with “ancestral” plants from the owner’s childhood home. Woodland paths lead to hidden surprises. And, of course, there are hydrangeas. The goal has always been to have something interesting happening throughout the growing season. Still a work in progress, each year brings something new.


    Garden #5 Garden at the West Falmouth Library - 575 West Falmouth Highway, West Falmouth
    In 1995 The West Falmouth Library bought the lot of land to the north between the library to preserve the open space and to provide an area for outdoor events. With the lot came the handsome large evergreen trees partially shielding the lawn from the road and a long perennial garden. Seasoned gardener and library volunteer, Jane Carlson, took on the task of rejuvenating the soil and adding fresh plants. Over the years, a succession of volunteers has carried on her work.  The addition of lambs ears, sedum, day lilies, verbena bonariensis, roses, perovskia, coreopsis, achillea, echinacea, heuchera, astilbe, phlox, aquilegia, dicentra and forget-me-nots, and three kinds of bushes - hydrangea, spirea and azaleas have filled out the garden, a beautiful sight from the patio and deck.

    Garden #6 Strazzulla Garden - Falmouth
    As you approach our home, you enter though a rose and mandevilla covered white fence and arbor. Proceeding to the back garden, enjoy a display of hydrangeas in full bloom. Our back yard and gardens are inspired by the "secret gardens" of Back Bay, in that they provide a quiet retreat from our active street location. Covered veranda, brick patio, and fountain add character to the layered perineaI flower garden and provide a restful place for family gatherings.

    Garden #7 Garden to Table - Falmouth
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    The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit West Falmouth Library.  Admission:$5 per garden. Rain or Shine.