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Through The Garden Gate: Judy Reigel’s Garden
June 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hosted by Piedmont Master Gardeners
Judy and her family moved to Charlottesville in 1998 and felt fortunate to find their Ivy home located within what long-time Charlottesville residents remember as the Spring Hill Farm. The home sits on ten acres nestled under old majestic cedar trees looking out on a meadow where wildlife abounds. The original owners of the home were avid gardeners and created a flowing backyard bordered by an extensive perennial bed. Pagoda dogwoods anchor the border. By June, day lilies, foxglove, coneflowers, penstemon, and veronica put on their show.
Judy added an array of shrubs InclUding climbing hydrangea, iliac, rose of sharon, deutzla, Korean Spice viburnum and Snowflake viburnum. The understory shade areas with stands of cedars, hollies and dogwood allowed Judy to add blankets of periwinkle and daffodils for a spring show followed by carpets of cool blue Spanish Bluebells. Other shade plantings Include hellebores, ferns, and hosta,
Also in the backyard Is Judy’s beloved fish pond. The pond has an attached bog which acts as a natural filter for the. pond. It Is a lovely place to sit with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.
Finally, for those who enjoy a vegetable garden, the summer garden will be underway when you visit.
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