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Sunday, December 16, 2018
PRESS PHOTO BY SUSAN BRYANTDave Shimp with Phoebe Floral and Home Decor, Allentown, creates a small garden decoration with moss, plants, rocks and ceramic pot for the garden club’s silent auction during a creative demonstration June 30 at the home of Millie and Ray Mosella. He also shares what inspires him in different garden during the demonstration. PRESS PHOTO BY SUSAN BRYANTDave Shimp with Phoebe Floral and Home Decor, Allentown, creates a small garden decoration with moss, plants, rocks and ceramic pot for the garden club’s silent auction during a creative demonstration June 30 at the home of Millie and Ray Mosella. He also shares what inspires him in different garden during the demonstration.
PRESS PHOTO BY SUSAN BRYANTLinda Weidner of Allentown speaks with Millie Mosella about her garden as guests on the tour enjoyed strolling through her property in Upper Macungie Township. PRESS PHOTO BY SUSAN BRYANTLinda Weidner of Allentown speaks with Millie Mosella about her garden as guests on the tour enjoyed strolling through her property in Upper Macungie Township.
Jahanna Langan of Upper Milford Township takes a photo of a purple flower at the home of Millie and Ray Mosella, Her brother, Jesse, mother, Bonnie, and Diane Otto of West End Allentown check out the garden. Jahanna Langan of Upper Milford Township takes a photo of a purple flower at the home of Millie and Ray Mosella, Her brother, Jesse, mother, Bonnie, and Diane Otto of West End Allentown check out the garden.
Ellen Kalinosky of South Whitehall Township, explains her wall of plants to visitors on the Parkland Garden Tour June 30. She tried to duplicate the wall of plants in her garden which she saw outside her hospital room at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York while recovering from a bone-marrow transplant. Ellen Kalinosky of South Whitehall Township, explains her wall of plants to visitors on the Parkland Garden Tour June 30. She tried to duplicate the wall of plants in her garden which she saw outside her hospital room at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York while recovering from a bone-marrow transplant.
PRESS PHOTOS BY ANITA HIRSCHJoe Kalinosky of South Whitehall Township and his wife, Ellen, have worked 35 years to tend the gardens at their home. He shows a green flower from the hops he grows for his home beer brewing. PRESS PHOTOS BY ANITA HIRSCHJoe Kalinosky of South Whitehall Township and his wife, Ellen, have worked 35 years to tend the gardens at their home. He shows a green flower from the hops he grows for his home beer brewing.
PRESS PHOTO BY ANITA HIRSCHGeoff and Nikki Gutgold and their dog Roo, a Brussels Grifon stand in front of flower and rocks garden next to a small pool. PRESS PHOTO BY ANITA HIRSCHGeoff and Nikki Gutgold and their dog Roo, a Brussels Grifon stand in front of flower and rocks garden next to a small pool.
PRESS PHOTO BY ANITA HIRSCHNikki and Geoff bought this dream home with its outdoor space to sit and dine in and small pool to cool off in during hot summer days. PRESS PHOTO BY ANITA HIRSCHNikki and Geoff bought this dream home with its outdoor space to sit and dine in and small pool to cool off in during hot summer days.
PRESS PHOTO COURTESY MICHAEL HIRSCHThe path at the home of Jeff Hauck and Nancy Moffett in South Whitehall Township is graced with an egret statue and an Allentown street-light Jeff sanded to remove all the rust, and then paint it green. PRESS PHOTO COURTESY MICHAEL HIRSCHThe path at the home of Jeff Hauck and Nancy Moffett in South Whitehall Township is graced with an egret statue and an Allentown street-light Jeff sanded to remove all the rust, and then paint it green.
PRESS PHOTO COURTESY MICHAEL HIRSCHFerns, other greens and large trees line the quiet path behind the house with a bench and a hammock in front of a hill at the home of Jeff Hauck and Nancy Moffett in South Whitehall Township. PRESS PHOTO COURTESY MICHAEL HIRSCHFerns, other greens and large trees line the quiet path behind the house with a bench and a hammock in front of a hill at the home of Jeff Hauck and Nancy Moffett in South Whitehall Township.
PRESS PHOTO BY C. Richard ChartrandKurt and Kathy Zwerko’s garden in Emmaus featured 850 feet of railroad track with bridges, ponds, a tunnel and more than 60 structures and eight GS scale trains surrounded by 30 miniature bonsai shrubs and trees, mixed perennials and annuals. PRESS PHOTO BY C. Richard ChartrandKurt and Kathy Zwerko’s garden in Emmaus featured 850 feet of railroad track with bridges, ponds, a tunnel and more than 60 structures and eight GS scale trains surrounded by 30 miniature bonsai shrubs and trees, mixed perennials and annuals.

Individuality emphasized on platinum garden tour

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by Susan Bryant sbryant@tnonline.com in Local News

Luscious greenery, fragrant flowers and shrubs, birdbaths and birdhouses, decorative decorations and relaxing seating areas awaited visitors attending the Parkland Garden Club’s 20th annual garden tour.

“A Variety of Gardens Showing Unique Individual Style” featured eight gardens, a creative demonstration by Dave Shimp, greenhouse manager with Phoebe Floral and Home Decor, Allentown, and a silent auction.

Visitors touring the gardens were also treated to snacks and beverages.

“We asked each gardener to think about what makes their garden a “gardener’s garden,” says Barbara Campbell, co-chairman of the tour.

Visitors saw native plants, perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees at Edge of the Woods, Orefield.

A ying and yang concept was incorporated in the landscape at the home of Joe and Ellen Kalinosky, South Whitehall Township.

Visitors were able to enjoy the charm and character of a traditional garden flanked by a saucer of magnolia tree and Japanese maple tree with boxwood hedges and a small dogwood at the West End Allentown home of Nikki and Geoff Gutgold.

Visitors on the tour were able to see how large rocks and species of leather leaf viburnum and American hornbeam were used to create an oriental feel to the property of Jeff Hauck and Nancy Moffett in South Whitehall Township.

The property of Don and Joann Stagge in Wescosville, started with no landscaping. Now digitalis, ferns, ligularis, lilies, anemones, and hostas abound.

At the home of Kurt and Kathy Zwerko in Emmaus, a 35-foot by 90-foot garden railroad with eight trains, 30 miniature bonsai shrubs and trees, mixed perennials and annuals awaited visitors on the garden tour.

The 1.3-acre property of Tom Faust, Allentown, embraced visitors with its surroundings of tall timbers, natural boulders and several water features.

Crane bills, purple May Knight salvia, and ‘Husker Red’ Penstemon grace a 40-foot perennial bed at the home of Millie and Ray Mosella, Upper Macungie Township.

Millie Mosella said her garden started with the perennial garden in 1998.

“I began gardening back in the 1970s,” she said. “It was a stress reliever and I enjoy plants and being in the outdoors.”

“We enjoy it every day and take it in,” she added.

“It takes a lot of tender loving care,” Ray Mosella stated.

Millie Mosella said she has included about 20 different plants and flowers in her garden oasis. She said some of the plants and flowers in her gardens include amsonia hubrichtii, plum pudding heuchera, black scallop ajuga, Rozanne and biokova geraniums, and August moon hosta.