Pemberville Friends of Library to present Garden Gour

Press Staff Writer

        The Friends of the Pemberville Library will present their 2021 Garden Tour Saturday, July 10 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  The rain date will be Sunday July 11.
        The tour will include the gardens at five Pemberville homes, including:
        • Greg and Lisa Whitacre, 4490 Devils Hole Rd. The Whitacres are looking forward to sharing their five acres of land that had little or no landscaping in 1995. Eighty-five percent of their plants and flowers were donated from friends and family. Their “Hidden Acres” includes a waterfall pond, woodland areas, perennial beds as well as a vegetable garden. Their landscape is offset by natural field stone outlines.
        • Matt and Holly Chappuies, 5387 Sugar Ridge Rd. The Chappuies’ home also began as a small native wood over 20 years ago. They specialize in nothing particular – if they like it, they keep it, they say. Their landscape constantly evolves, and they move plants around frequently, which brings them happiness. Visitors can peruse the beer garden, the natural woodland settings with a variety of ornamental trees, grasses, Hosta plants, water irises, roses, astilbe, lilies and a variety of cutting gardens.
        • Gary and Deb Krukemyer, 14570 New Rochester Rd. The Krukemyers’ gardens began in a bare backyard 39 years ago. They planted maple saplings from the family farm. Along with many trees, more than 300 Hosta plants and 25 rose bushes are now featured. Flowers surround the entire house, with plantings providing color over eight months of the year.
        • Rick and Lisa Meyer, 16310 N. River Rd. The Meyers live along the Portage River, where they enjoy being outside year-round. Many themes dominate their gardens, including roses, rocking chairs, a colorful pollinator bed, an arbor, a paver pathway leading to annual and perennial plantings. Visitors will find a rustic feel by the barn and a Key West vibe by the pond. Those who choose to stroll in the woods along the river may spot bald eagles, turtles, herons, and kayakers.
        • Bob and Marcia Mazur, 160 Joyce Ave. The simple gardens of the Mazurs are focused around time spent with family and friends. Over the year, the couple’s grandchildren have enjoyed the pool and play area that was incorporated with the landscaping. Friends have supplied transplants for many perennials, which add beauty from early spring to late fall. The patio is an outdoor extension for entertaining, and enjoying the yard with quiet reflection.
        Tickets for the Garden Tour are $10 and are available at the library or at each home on the day of the tour. COVID-19 protocols will be observed during the tour. Mask and social distancing recommendations should be observed.
        In the event of rain on tour day, call the library at 419-287-4012 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for tour updates.


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