Our talented local gardeners share their personal gardens and philosophies of gardening with narrated video walkthroughs.
You may discover a new plant or growing technique, and you’ll see examples of the beauty of complementary and contrasting colors and textures through the growing season as inspirations for your own garden.
Tips to play the videos using Google Chrome or Safari browsers:
Chrome: Click the white circled play play button, when the red circle play button appears, click to play the video. Safari (only do once):
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For iMac, MacBook: In the menu bar click on the word Safari, then Preferences, then Privacy. Uncheck the box “Prevent cross-site tracking.”
Jeanne Desilets’ Gardens During this three-part tour, Jeanne points out the many varieties of flowers that are in her multiple gardens. The flowers include ladies mantel, wild rose, hostas, daisies, false indigo, iris, weigela, rhododendron, rose of Sharon, lupines, primrose, evening primrose, bergenia, liatris and more. In addition, she adds a bit of history and a few personal stories of her love of flowers.
Jeanne Desilets’ Gardens - Part 1
Jeanne Desilets’ Gardens - Part 2
Jeanne Desilets’ Gardens - Part 3
Holly Scudder-Chase’s Garden Holly describes her perennial and wildflower gardens as four movements of a symphony, expressed in an exceptional variety of flowers and foliage. Each movement flows into the next, transitioning through four stages of harmonious colors, textures and sizes beginning in early spring.
Her philosophy derives from an English garden which she describes in loving detail, focusing on complementary and contrasting colors and scents of the many types of flowers and foliage that thrive in Vermont’s climate. She points out that her plants are animal friendly, providing nourishment for birds and some hiding and resting places for the cat that pops in and out of the video - and audio!