Atlanta Garden Walk
Marian Adams and Julie & Gary Frantz
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[June 29, 2016]
Adams home - The next stop on the tour was the home of Marian
Adams. There, one found an abundance of Hosta, trailing ivy, and
other ground cover plants with potted plants scattered among them,
all situated near the back patio with stepping stones providing a
path to other parts of the garden.
Marian enjoys time on her patio watching the birds and there
hangs from the trees several bird feeders that help keep her
feathered friends coming back for more.
In other parts of the garden, flowering plants are planted in clean,
tidy beds. Visible from the front of the house, a fabulous
snowball-white hydrangea adds to the landscape and day lilies
surround the mailbox.
Julie and Gary Frantz home
The Frantz home sits on the edge of town so they have a unique
situation where they can enjoy town from their front door and the
wide open spaces of the country from the back patio. Gary Frantz was
on hand on the front lawn with Julie in the back, both talking about
their home and what they have done in their landscape. Gary said
that when the Frantzís moved into the home, the lawn was filled with
trees. However, the age of the trees and some tree illnesses put the
couple in a position where they had to take out several. Even so,
there is plenty of shade in the front lawn, and lots to see all
around the house.
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The back lawn features lots of colorful blooming plants mixed generously with
Hostas and ferns. Throughout the garden is beautiful and interesting lawn art.
One such item is an ornamental version of an old garden-rower, a metal wheeled
tool with a single plow sheer on the back for making rows in the garden.
After making a stop at a fabulous patio for a glass of cold water, tourists were
then able to follow a stone path around the far side of the house, taking in a
hidden butterfly ornament and a working fountain.