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Civic League garden tour highlights green thumb of area gardeners

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

All gardeners and green thumbs are welcome to attend the Greencastle Garden Tour, sponsored by the Greencastle Civic League.

Visitors will explore nine unique garden locations around the city. Many different types of gardens will be featured such as a labyrinth, a Civil War period garden, a koi pond, and a rocky garden landscape. The gardens include many different types of foliage including lilies, holly-hocks, vegetables, ferns, and hostas.

The landscape tour is set for 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 17. Tickets are $6 each and are available at Gathering Grounds, Old National Bank (on the square), Senior Center, North Salem State Bank (at Kroger), and Locust Hill Antique Shop.

All proceeds from the Greencastle Garden Tour will support beautification projects throughout town.

The tour can begin at the northernmost location, Locust Hill Antiques and Gallery, then continue south. Names, addresses, and characteristics of all nine locations are:

-- Locust Hill Antiques and Gallery, 4531 N. U.S. 231. This location includes a Civil War period garden with heirloom plants.

-- Greencastle Labyrinth Meditation Park at the corner of Jackson and Hannah streets. Well-informed guides will be present at this garden to explain the significance of the labyrinth.

-- The home of Regina and Gary Barcus, 2013 Windmere Drive. The highlight of this garden is a koi pond with a waterfall.

-- The home of Nata and Roger Parmley, 1245 W. CR 350 North. This garden features flowers for everyone including ferns, hostas, grasses, roses, wildflowers, and vegetables.

-- The home of Barb and David Lane, 2794 W. CR 500 North. This home features gardens of varying interests.

-- The home of Suzanne and Fred Cox, 1575 W. CR 500 North. The Cox garden features antique farm implements to accent the country garden landscape.

-- The home of Suzi and Stanley Ward, 514 Brentfield Drive. This garden features beautiful cherry and crabapple trees, shrubs, long grasses, hollyhocks, and a variety of perennials.

-- The home of Berdee and John Lanie, 518 Brentfield Drive. The front of the Lanies' garden includes a terraced bed containing Stella d'oro lilies. The backyard is landscaped with evergreens and perennials.

-- The home of Nancy and John McFarland, 530 Brentfield Drive. This garden incorporates a rocky, hilly landscape into its beds. Also, it features a small pond where a variety of vines, mosses, and ground covers have been planted.

The garden of Nancy and John McFarland at 530 Brentfield is one of the featured stops on the Greencastle Garden Tour.

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