We visited this garden last in 2011 and are looking forward to seeing what changes have been made. As a Master Gardener, a former long-time employee of a large local garden center, and a member of several plant societies other than Tri-State, Suzy is a collector of the unusual and an avowed plantaholic. The front yard of this home has mostly plants that are not on the deer menu, but the fenced backyard is a showcase for the large collection of hostas, both minis displayed in multiple containers throughout the garden, as well as large varieties in the ground. There is a small pond, an extensive fern rockery, a scree garden, a rock garden, and wood-land plantings throughout. Suzy is partial to fairy gardens and there will be many in this garden for you to enjoy. If you are very lucky you might even get to meet Ludwig, their enormous pet turtle lucking under a giant hosta leaf.
Please bring a chair, your lunch, a dessert to share, and a plant or two for the auction. Beverages and paper goods will be provided.
*** NOTE: Rohsler’s, a large nursery/garden center in Allendale is nearby, and we are presently making arrangements for a discount to be given to members who wish to make purchases there after our meeting.
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