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Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod Garden Tours: July 10

July 10, 2024
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    • Dates: July 10, 2024
    • Location: Sandwich, Yarmouth & Orleans
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Linda Coven’s Garden –  W. Yarmouth
    Strictly Hydrangeas! This unusual and surprisingly expansive garden encompasses two adjacent very hydrangea-centric properties. This park-like setting boasts 500 hydrangea cultivars in various settings throughout both her yard and that of her next-door neighbors. There are garden beds flanking both homes, along the backyard stockade fence, in several island beds, a rather large kidney shaped berm, and a secret garden. In addition to in-ground plantings, there are 25 containers adorning the porches and patio planted with hydrangeas and perennials using the ‘Pot-n-Pot’ method.   There are many companion evergreen shrubs, perennials, and exquisite pieces of garden art to catch your eye as you leisurely tour this hydrangea lover’s dream come true. A ‘Pot-n-Pot’ Container Gardening with Hydrangeas demonstration will be held at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. each day. This is a Pollinator Pathways garden. Open for Tours: July 9 & 10.

    The Fornari Gardens – Sandwich
    If you love abundant flowers and a large kitchen garden, you’ll enjoy walking this landscape created by Dan (a scientist) and C.L. (the author of eight gardening books). Walk through the cutting garden and trial beds up top. See the solar-heated seed-starting shed, and the rustic fence Dan built out of locust. Sit in the shade of the grape arbor, note the abundant use of containers around the house, and enjoy the perennial beds and vegetable garden. Ask about the magical stump plantings, the rain garden, and blueberry patch. See many hydrangeas (mostly labeled), an assortment of groundcovers, flowering perennials, and a wide selection of shrubs and trees. This garden is located on one of Cape Cod’s lovely lakes and is a Pollinator Pathways garden.

    Bowden’s Garden – Orleans
    As a founding member of the Pollinator Pathway Cape Cod, this garden showcases their best practices. This garden is a burst of color in July and showcases a diversity of plants and shrubs. The gardens demonstrate how a home gardener can extend the blooming season with native plants, while also adding beauty and pollinator interest. The garden beds are densely planted to reduce weeds and use of mulch, as well as reduce water needs. A cutting gardening is new addition.  The property has over 100 hydrangeas of many varieties, including natives. It also features many unique varieties of day lilies, a fern garden, and shade garden.  The gardens and lawn are chemical free, and he uses only natural leaf mulch.  There will be daily garden talks at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Garden Open for Tours: July 10 & 11.

    The proceeds from this garden tours will benefit the Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod . Admission is $5 per garden tour. RAIN or SHINE.