Welcome to our Gardens
We have 3+ acres of gardens, based on ecological planting: the right plant for the right place. Created by Anna, John, and John Junior.
Right by the driveway/parking area, is our drought-tolerant or cactus garden. It has poor, very sandy, well-drained soil. The four big garden beds are full of cacti, alpines, sempervivums, grasses, and many other perennials. Part of this area was an old pond, now filled with soil, it has an interesting collection of evergreens.
A short walk and you are in the woodland garden. Full of shade-lowing bulbs, perennials, and shrubs planted under the canopy of mostly maples.
This is a place filled with peace and tranquility.
Even on a hot scorching day, this garden is cool and welcoming. We have benches there to sit and relax. By the end of the woodland garden, we have rather a deep pond so children must be supervised all the time. When the pond overflows in the spring, it creates a boggy area filled with Lobelia cardinalis in the summer. Many water-loving perennials found a perfect spot to grow there.
On the way back, along the main trail, there are big sunny beds, full of color. Many old-fashioned and new cultivars are growing there in perfect harmony.
Since the gardens are part of 96+ acres of land, we grow many natives and sometimes have interesting visitors. Every year for a few weeks, by the end of the summer, hundreds of Monarch stop to feed on Liatris ligulistylis.
Gardens are open to the public during business hours.
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