Wednesday, June 7, 2017

2017 Hydrangea Festival Tour Schedule

July 9th

Pamela's Garden

A long time Master Gardener, Pamela's gardens have been created from happily acquired hand-me-downs and several “just have to have” favorite plants. She has chosen the no-lawn approach to her landscape. A plant lover’s oasis with many perennials, shrubs and trees; some are in the perfect spot and others in various states of "almost" appropriate placement. (Having her own business in gardening, one can understand the "almost"!) Newer planting areas are continually in the making. Using a “recycle” philosophy, the gardens are a mix of the familiar and well loved while always entertaining new "friends"---Plants, of course!

July 10th

The Fornari Garden at Poison Ivy Acres

This will be the tenth summer on Poison Ivy Acres for Dan and Master Gardener C.L. Fornari. Along the road see the "dry garden" of drought-tolerant plants. Next is the trail garden where C.L. plants new varieties to see how they grow. This area shares space with the cutting garden just above the large vegetable beds. There are flowerbeds on all sides of the house, and many varieties of hydrangeas. See great color combinations and a wide variety of all types of plants.

Garden by the Sea

Located near Osterville’s quaint downtown, this beautiful garden is set on the water. As you enter through the cobblestone lined driveway’s gate, explore this Master Gardener’s abundant landscape. Perfect for strolling, this garden features over 150 hydrangeas, roses, perennials, flowerbeds, and evergreens.

July 12th

A Beekeeper's Garden on Blueberry Pond

Originally built as a 1978 summer cottage on one of Brewster’s 80 kettle ponds, this rebuilt contemporary Cape is home to a Master Gardener and beekeeper. The garden features a plentiful array of native Oakleaf Hydrangea as well as many varieites of daylilies, Skimmia Japonica, Karen Azaleas, Japanese Red Maple, Blue Star Juniper, and three varieties of Hydrangea. Pollinator plants including chives and wildflowers dance with honeybees. A natural rock walk/stairway leads to the front porch with welded, artistic railing and lighting featuring seasonal plantings and a lot more.

Hidden Tranquil Retreat

This garden provides a tranquil setting off a busy road. The Master Gardener took advantage of the natural hilly terrain and created garden rooms with a Japanese Hills and Ponds influence. The garden has a variety of Japanese Maples, Rhododendron, Azaleas, and Hydrangeas. Ferns, Grasses and Hostas add texture and dimension. There are also a variety of specimen trees and unusual shrubs. Stroll the hills or sit by the tranquil pond and enjoy the koi. They are very friendly and love company. Join us for Master Gardener Tips in the Garden: Feeding Your Garden at 11am and 2 pm.

July 15th
Hydrangea Lover's Dream

Giving up your big family home may be easy but giving up your big garden of treasured well-loved plants collected over the years may be more difficult. Come view a small freestanding Master Gardener's condominium garden. Fulfilling an 18-year dream to move to Cape Cod, this 2year old garden boasts 65+ cultivars of Hydrangeas, the quintessential Cape Cod woody ornamental genus.


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