1. Pearson—1201 Conewango Avenue
The Pearson garden is a wildlife habitat certified with the National Wild-life Federation. This garden provides wildlife with food, water, shelter and a place to raise their young. A 20 year labor of love, this garden offers stone walls, pergolas and peaceful places that invite the visitor to sit and stay awhile.
2. Swedler—804 Conewango Avenue
Jack and Kim offer an enjoyable tranquil stroll through a cottage-style garden where you will see many stone edged beds filled with daylilies, garden phlox, roses, hostas, beebalm, some unique small trees, shrubs, and even a vegetable garden. You’ll be surrounded by birdhouses and unique architectural pieces. Stop and take it all in sitting under the wiste-ria-covered pergola or rest in the shade of the cherry and maple trees.
3. DelBalso—1109 Conewango Avenue
Ethel states that in the year 2000, husband Jerry and I purchased a home at 15 Terrace Street. With this purchase our education and love of perennials began. In this garden, we learned to focus on the many varie-ties of hosta that were available. In 2012, we purchased our current home at 1109 Conewango Avenue. At that time, our passion for hostas continued and we transferred many of the beautiful hostas plants to our new location. New gardens were created, a few different perennials have been added but the focus remains the hosta plants. With more sun at this location, more gold hostas have been added.
With Jerry’s passing in 2014, my love for the hosta plants has continued and I will add new ones as I find ones that I do not have or that catch my eye. In this garden, I have added Azaleas for Spring color, some yard pieces, day lilies, limited flowering plants, etc. I hope you enjoy my “one woman effort”.
4. O’Brien/Fisher—32 Quaker Court Circle
The O’Brien/Fisher garden is a true collaboration. While Richard admits to not knowing many plants from weeds, he is the one who does the heavy lifting of mowing, watering and hauling all the pots. In this garden containing many containers, that’s a big job.
Marcy creates many containers mixed throughout the planted garden because she likes the portability of color as the perennials come and go. She loves experimenting with blending and mixing annuals and is often surprised when last minute leftovers tossed in together create some very happy combinations. Their cottage garden wraps around the yard creat-ing a room-like atmosphere that they enjoy all summer.
5. Bunk—609 Conewango Avenue
For Joni and Matthew, beautiful gardens evolve much like decorating in a home. For my own garden, I have moved away from acquiring many different perennials to a focus on dahlias and hybridized daylilies. There are still many perennials but they are used more as fillers. As I was bit-ten by the “dahlia bug” several years ago, I’ve acquired a few hundred tubors that, when planted, fill the garden with color from mid-July to frost. The lilies I’ve added to give the garden color until the dahlias come into bloom. With the help of my son Matt, I’ve enlarged several of my beds each year. Matt also helps with weeding and trips to the compost pile.
Please explore not only the back yard garden, but also the front and side gardens. Feel free to stop back in mid to late August as the dahlia will be in full bloom then.
6. Gerardi—217 Walnut Street
The Geradi garden started on the West side of Warren, 100 years and three generations ago in the Gerardi Family.
The area consists of twenty-one named landscape gardens. The gar-dens feature many types of trees, shrubs and perennials, a small vege-table garden, a Victorian herb garden and a rain garden. The gardens are accented with many statues, pagodas, and glass accessories that add a whimsical touch. The gardens are planned to feature a pleasant look in all seasons of the year.
Tickets are available at these locations:
Ekey’s Garden Center
Howe’s True Value
Arbor House Café
Studio 329 Salon
Dan Van Gogh Flower Co.
Wood Forest Bank
Gaughn’s Drug Store
Virg-Ann Flower and Gift Shop
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We're looking forward to meeting you in the gardens!