June 2019 Garden Tour
Each year, the club showcases beautiful local gardens on the third Thursday in June.
It is a members and guests only affair as a reward for all our hard work and the start of a well-deserved summer hiatus. This year’s tour, chaired by Pam Masturzo, Bunny Pavia, Bonnie Brodman and Carolyn Ruilli took place on June 20, 2019. The tour included seven beautiful and diverse gardens from Barnegat Light to Peahala Park and Manahawkin to Barnegat Township. The “* ” denotes Garden Club members.
Click on any photo in a gallery to enlarge the image and begin a slide show of that garden.
Photos: Jeannette Michelson
Shady Haven – Tracey Cameron*
Our little 1940s cottage is surrounded by ancient holly, cedar, mulberry and sassafras trees which provide a home for resident north end birds and a stopover for migratory butterflies and birds. These big old trees provide plenty of cover for a variety of ferns, hydrangea, astilbe, hosta, euonymous, heuchera, creeping Jenny and aucuba and shade loving annuals like impatiens, coleus and begonias fill in the vacancies with vibrant color.
Barnegat Light Retreat – Earl and Norma * Parfitt
In 2014 we found our present house- an older home in need of TLC and with an overgrown, untended garden- that allowed me to create my own garden vision and with room for a pond! The hydrangeas, boxwood, daisies and black-eyed susan in the front of the house were inherited and we added many other perennials. Annuals in baskets and pots add to the colors in the garden.
Our Backyard Retreat – Kathie* and Jack Kimchick
Hibiscus shrubs and window boxes filled with lantana, sweet potato vines, geraniums and “superbells” welcome you to our house where we have lived full time for the last 9 years. My husband built the raised boxes for the back garden where we grow tomatoes and peppers in one box and cucumbers and pole beans in another.
Tropical Oasis – Gloria and Rick Roth
As you approach the little cottage you are greeted by the “doll of a lifeguard” . The garden has many containers of pansies and petunias . The shaded area of the garden contains lily of the valley that are at least 60 years old and continue to spread. This eclectic garden brings much joy to the homeowners.
Lake Front Hideaway – Cindy McGrath*
In the front yard are three flower beds containing a Kwanza cherry, a flowering plum and a perennial hibiscus. Butterfly bushes, peonies, hydrangeas, roses and other perennials attract hummingbirds and butterflies. The back of the property opens up to the lake where lavender and white rhododendrons line the walkway to the stairs down to the water. Scarlett red mandevilla and lavender clematis climb the arbor. Railing planters are filled with angelonia, verbena, lantana, marigolds and petunias.
Corner Haven – Ginger Storm*
The front of the house is chockfull of perennials, annuals and even veggies! Daylilies, blazing star and cardinal climber circle the mailbox along with garlic surrounding the flag pole with lavender and azaleas. A highlight of the garden is a Chicago brown hardy fig tree. Check out the goldfish pond and its surrounding display of perennials, annuals, a gardenia plant and lots of fragrant herbs.
Barnegat Gardens and Koi Pond -John and Barbara Dunzelman
The Dunzelmans have hosted more than 500 visitors including garden clubs and camera clubs to their home garden. Each year many new annuals and perennials are added to the garden along with lots of birdhouses crafted by John.
Photos: Pam Masturzo