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Through The Garden Gate: Leslie Harris Garden
July 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hosted by Dogwood Garden Club
A double lot on a residential street near the University, this garden is now cultivated by Leslie Harris, a professional gardener who is the owner and principal of LH Gardens, a residential gardening service. The property Is hilly and varied. When Leslie first started gardening here In 2014, it was covered with English and poison ivy, but she has uncovered something that was clearly well planned and well planted years ago. She has added a variety of flowering shrubs, ornamental trees to add to the towering old oaks and tulip poplars, and a boatload of perennials.
The front area, with its southern exposure, Is full of sun loving flowers along a gravel walk. Leslie makes that area her highest priority in terms of tidiness. There are niches In the front wall for seasonal Interest, and some beautiful Hlnokl False Cypress anchor the house.
The back area is a mix of sun and shade, and Leslie has started to establish woodland gardens with plenty of ferns and hostas along the walkway. There is also a formal knot garden near the large terrace, and the entire back area Is punctuated by a stream and small pond. Although you can see much of the back garden from high, please feel free to wander all over the property to see the plantings In detail. Leslie feels she Is about 25%done; this is a garden in progress!
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