Master Gardeners Hosting June 12 Tour

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Putnam County Master Gardeners will sponsor a Garden Tour on June 12 from 1 to 5 p.m.

The tour will feature six local gardens.

One of the gardens will feature a wide variety of evergreens, hardwoods and flowering shrubs, as well as 11 beds containing a mix of perennials and annuals.

Around the pool will be banana trees and dahlias. There will be planters full of colorful annuals, and the pool will boast fish and water lilies.

The emphasis in the second garden will be on irises (85 different species) and daylilies (79 different species). Mixed with these flowers will be early blooming daffodils, perennials, hostas and lilies.

Another garden will be located on a wooded 5-acre lot with many flower beds around the house and yard. In this garden, attendees will find about 130 different varieties of hostas, as well as other plants such as tiarella, epimedium, ferns and huchera.

Around the back deck there will be flowers such as hollyhocks, wave petunias, lilies, mandevilla and verbenas.

Along the walk, birdfeeders will attract woodpeckers and other birds.

The fourth garden will be bursting with knockout roses. Around the house will be 10 flower beds, four raised vegetable beds, one herb bed and one bramble and rhubarb bed.

There will also be more than 42 named varieties of lillium, iris, daylilies, hostas and other perennials.

There will be two water features to attract wildlife and provide the setting with tranquil sounds.

The next garden will feature hostas and hemocullus lilies, most of which have been crossed in the garden.

Mixed with the hostas and lilies will be peonies, iris, heirloom geraniums, lambsear, corabells, yarrow, coneflowers, ferns and a large variety of spring bulbs and other plants.

The last garden will consist of raised perennial beds, container plantings, daylilies planted along a fence row and casual flower beds full of plants the owner received from family and friends.

These beds contain flowers to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

The rear of the home will feature gardens with dozens of varieties of hostas.

Tickets for the Garden Tour are available at Hilltop Orchids in Cloverdale and Bright Futures, Treasures on the Square, Putnam County Visitors Bureau and the Putnam County Extension Office, all in Greencastle.

Cost is $6 per person, and a map for the tour will be provided with tickets.

For additional information, call 653-8411.

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  • Why do you not name the gardens. You people might get more involvement frm the community.

    -- Posted by bailey2 on Thu, Jun 3, 2010, at 7:10 AM
  • Where? You really should have posted the addresses of the "gardens" that are on tour.

    -- Posted by whodouthinkur on Thu, Jun 3, 2010, at 8:09 AM
  • Daffodils are not blooming now. Irises (except Japanese) have bloomed out. Daylilies are just starting to bloom. Hopefully, by June 12th, the daylilies will be blooming better. If someone has daffodils blooming now it will be a first for Putnam County. They didn't name the gardens so you couldn't go there on your own. You have to buy a ticket.

    -- Posted by not gullible on Thu, Jun 3, 2010, at 9:09 AM
  • Need those addresses? Just go to one of the sites selling tickets and the map with all the addresses and instructions to the homes will be available to you. Should a friend decide to come with you on tour day there will be tickets available at each site. Proceeds from the tickets sales will be going to benefit Purdue Master Gardener's of Putnam County Grant Program.

    Have a wonderful day visiting these beautiful gardens.

    -- Posted by GardenFairy on Thu, Jun 3, 2010, at 2:56 PM
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