Garden Tour - Karen Sapone
The Sapone garden is truly a "work in progress" but when is a garden ever completely finished? The garden has evolved
as the Sapone children have grown.It all started as a small flower bed over the septic tank, and yes, things are
greener there. Where a sandbox once stood, now an extensive perennial bed extends the full length of the property
line. Look for baby's breath, foxglove, astilbes, day lilies, Asiatic, stargazer and other lilies in bloom. Among
the flowering shrubs and vines throughout the smaller beds are several types of hydrangea, potentilla, spirea and
weigela. Knock-out roses, my favorite, adorn the side fence along with boxwood, peonies, lavender and additional
At the rear of the property a vegetable garden hosts a variety of heirloom tomatoes as well as heirloom beans and
cucumbers. Plants are considered heirloom varieties if they were cultivated prior to 1940. A Brandywine tomato dates
back to 1885. These seeds have been passed down from generation to generation. Lettuce, peas, strawberries, peppers,
squash and a variety of herbs also grow here.
Finally, annuals are interspersed among the perennials for lasting color and contrast.
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