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June 16, 2014

Lush gardens, creative art on display Saturday

RAAC’s annual Art in the Garden tour

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RICHMOND —

White’s Anna Bella hydrangeas, from her mother’s garden in Chicago, are prevalent throughout the garden. Ellen maintains the garden herself and enjoys incorporating plants she receives from family and friends. An impressive display of Baptisia, including Autumn Joy, Lemon Meringue and False Indigo, along with Golden Barberry, provide a wonderful color variation.

At this location, patrons will also enjoy a pervious concrete demonstration provided by Robbie Robertson of Concrete Materials and the intricate weaving of Leslie Dickinson of BeltArt by Leslie. She will display woven chairs, stools, buckets and framed art using a variety of belts.

The home of David and Kate Williams, 221 Ridgeway Drive, features a variety of perennials alongside wooden stairs leading to a pool in a serene setting. The meandering gravel pathway lined with stones and a shade garden leads to a hidden tree house. A brick walkway lined with ivy and Japanese Maple provides a peaceful aura.

Stacey Street, a fused glass artist, will have her work at the Williams home. Stacey uses Bullseye glass because of it variety of colors and stability. She began creating fused glass musical instruments after making a guitar for her husband. She now produces a line of instruments in glass, as well as functional forms.

A one-of-a-kind gate created by Jerry and Kim Owens provides entrance to their garden at 1021 Idylwild Drive. The garden features a fire pit as well as a fireplace near a cozy table setting and a collection of bird houses. Wood from a previous deck was used to create a lovely bar and table in a covered oasis facing a koi pond and fountain. Pieces of art are featured throughout this lush garden.

The Richmond Garden Club will conduct a bake sale at the Owens home. Proceeds will benefit EKU horticulture scholarships. Photographs by J and K Kreations, owned by Jerry and Kim, will also be on display.

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