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The Passion for Gardensby Mary Jasch
On Tuesday, September 19, 38 New York and New Jersey Rollin’ Garden Party Bus trippers visited the properties of two passionate gardeners for guided tours: Phillis Warden in Bedford Hills, NY, and Landscape Designer George Trecina in Meriden, CT.
At George Trecina's garden, over 250 container plantings and themed gardens cover his 1/3 suburban acre. He has no lawn. His front “yard” is a steep slope with shrubs and potted plants and a new circle bound by 80 Buxus ‘Suffruiticosa’ that he grew from cuttings. Potted plants include about 25 hardy and 250 tropical and subtropical plants, which overwinter in his basement.
Mr. Trecina is a color wizard, using a mix of perennials, annuals, vines, succulents, ferns, vegetables and any type of plant. He buys en masse whatever strikes his fancy, without plan or forethought, then plays with combinations. His garden is about 40 years old at his humble home where he grew up.
See more about George Trecina and his garden here.
We embellished the day with a much-enjoyed catered lunch at John's Cafe in Woodbury, CT, and a shopping trip to ntionally-renowned Broken Arrow Nursery, Hamden, CT.
DIG IT! Magazine produces day and overnight bus trips to private and public gardens. We often include other wonders such as museums, catered lunches and historic towns.
If you would like more information, please email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org
** All photos © 2017 Mary Jasch except as noted.
Photo of Mary & George by Cheryl Uhlig, Garden Party Tripper
Photo of potted tropicals on wall by Alana Steib
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