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Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod Garden Tours: July 12

July 12, 2023
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    • Dates: July 12, 2023
    • Location: Centerville & West Yarmouth
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Garden#1 Location: Centerville  Address: TBA
    Pat McDonald is an avid reader, a retired teacher, a proud mom, and a grandmother of seven, whose extensive and ever-changing gardens reflect these life experiences.   Throughout her property she magically illustrates many children’s literature themes through her choice of plantings and garden art.  Her Snow White moon garden features Annabelle is across from a row of Nikko Blue hydrangeas; and her shady Harry Potter firebox gathering area is home to hosta, astilbe, ladies’ mantle and more.  Watch out for surprises in her mature perennial beds as they Make Way for Ducklings, Mary's little lambs’ ears, and even the Three Little Pigs.  A sensory rainbow garden, next to a rose garden, boasts colorful lilies, tasty nasturtiums, and other fragrant plants to delight the senses.   Lower-level gardens include annuals for cutting and four raised beds of organic vegetables and herbs, blueberry bushes, pumpkins and Jack's beanstalks. A storyteller will be in the garden to entertain young visitors.

    Garden#2 Location: West Yarmouth Address: TBA
    Linda Coven, owner of Strictly Hydrangeas! is one of the Cape’s leading experts on hydrangeas.  Bursting with blooms, pollinators and whimsy, her oasis it is a sheer delight for the senses. A meticulously maintained emerald carpet of turf welcomes you as perennials dance between the pinks, blues, whites, reds, and purple bloom laden hydrangeas. Divided into rooms, the various inspiring areas showcase statuary, water features, trellising, hardscaping and slope plantings. Enjoy the terraced garden, her hidden workspace tucked behind a classic Cape Cod shed and this year’s new garden expansion.  Many lovely containers of hydrangeas with underplanted perennials will also be on display; at 11 am and 2 pm each day, Linda will be giving a Pot-n-Pot container gardening demonstration.

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