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Mary Adams Lines Presents
Celebrate and Create with Nature’s Bounty
Professional decorator Mimi Lines demonstrated how to use natural elements to create garlands for the holidays.
Mountain Garden Walks
July 21, 2018
Our next garden tour will be July 18, 2020. Come visit us in our gardens!
Barbara Ardell, Ruth Ann Barrick, Barbara Wells and Martha Dale welcomed garden tour guests in the Peru Town Hall presenting over 170 people with a ticket, and a booklet containing a description of each house and garden as well as a map.
This presentation showed us how to create festive garlands from luscious ribbons and a variety of dried flowers and branches. Mimi's spontaneous creativity was fascinating and inspirational for us all, and her humorous and lively delivery was a great treat.
A view of Betsy Johnson's garden in Weston. Her gardens feature colorful perennials, grasses, large plants, native natural areas and a pond.
Howard Lewis' Garden in Peru has expanded in the last 10 years to wrap around three sides of the house with lots of shrubs and other foundational plants added to the mix of perennials.
Fritzi Mills gardens in Landgrove have slowly evolved over 20 years. An old stone wall is the backdrop for the wide herbaceous border with the meadow beyond it. Fritzi likes the English Country Garden look -- casual, informal and full to overflowing with little room for weeds.
Fritzi's "woodland path."
A view from the Jennison gardens is organized by height, texture, and color -- mostly purples, whites, yellow and greens.