The Westhampton Garden Club was unable to host its biennial Home and Garden Tour this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but now the club has improvised and is sharing a video tour of three local gardens.
“They are beautiful and unique gardens, each with dedicated gardener doing something different,” Nancy Vigorito, the chair of the tour, says in the video tour’s introduction. “From stunning landscape architecture, to veggie growing and composting, to the most fabulous roses in town, I hope you will enjoy.”
The tour begins in artist Ina Wijtvliet’s ornamental garden at her late 19th century home. The garden is built around the land-standing mature trees.
Kathy Lomas shows off flowers growing around a vibrantly painted classic wheelbarrow — a family heirloom — and her family’s victory garden and “begonia bags.” She also explains what she fills her compost tumbler with to make composted organic matter to amend her garden soil with.
Dorothy Hom and Michael Strauss are “scholars” when it comes to roses, according to the Westhampton Garden Club. In fact, they are known to club members as “the rose whisperers.”
Mr. Strauss also shares his rose fertilizer cocktail recipe.
View the video for free at westhamptongardenclub.org/tour.html.
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