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Parkland Garden Club tour offered July 17

The Parkland Garden Club is having its annual garden tour, “Gardens of Inspiration,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17.

There will be eight gardens on the tour.

Members of the garden club will pinpoint the interesting features of each garden.

Pam Landis’ garden has been in her family since the mid-1900s.

Her home was previously used as a German speaking school.

In her yard are five of the largest oak trees in the county.

Leigh and Bill Erhlich’s outdoor retreat was designed by Scott Rothenberger of PLACE.

Take note of the sustainable meadow styled after the Huntington Garden in California.

Rothenberger will be at this garden.

Robin Kostolsky has a cottage style garden where many volunteer plants have appeared.

She expanded her garden after she built her art studio in 2009.

Her studio will be opened for viewing.

At this garden Dave Shimp, a horticulturist, will construct a wall hanging herb garden using a wooden pallet.

His presentation will take place at 10 a.m.

Imagine this half brick double with no plants in it when Robin bought the house,

Barbara Bigelow and Leon Peters’ midcentury modern split-level home provides a sanctuary and oasis from the clamor of the city.

The profusion of annual flowers will delight the eye and scent the air.

The fish pond, fountain and swimming pool provide a setting for meditation and calming of the mind.

David Smith and Jenni Levy’s garden welcomes urban sanctuary for people and pollinators alike.

On one-tenth of an acre there are more than 1,500 native perennials, shrubs and trees, and a small vegetable garden.

Created by Gary Campbell beginning three years ago, this garden is designed to have something blooming year round.

John and Silvia McDonald’s garden, a certified Pennsylvania pollinator garden, has a variety of plants such as pitcher plants and sundews.

There are pawpaw, Asian pear, persimmon and fig trees.

The owners’ favorite trees are the Seven-sons (heptacodium miconiodes) and harlequin glorybower (clerodendrum trichotomum).

Writer Sue Kittek will be at this garden between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Anne Zagarella’s daylily, which contains 1,200 daylily cultivars, is registered with the American Daylily Society as “Kittatinny Daylily Garden.”

The garden is an ADS Display garden which means the cultivars are labeled and it contains a variety of types of daylilies.

The beds are arranged by color, some are hybridizing beds and others contain tetraploids.

Claire and Beau Kulielka’s more than 10-acre property, which was part of Gen. Harry Trexler’s sheep farm, has a parklike setting.

There are sun and shade gardens which provide food and shelter for many birds and other wildlife.

This year’s project is to create a Zen influence to the side shade garden.

The silent auction will take place at this location.

Go to parklandgardenclub.com to see items in the auction.

Tickets may be purchased at the following businesses: Crooked Row Farm, 3245 Route 309, Orefield; C. Leslie Smith, 311 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown; Dan Schantz Greenhouse, 2031 29th St. SW, Allentown; Eagle Point Farms, 853 Trexlertown Road, Trexlertown, Hair Razors, 5350 Route 873, Suite D, Schnecksville; Herbein’s Garden Center, 4301 Chestnut St., Emmaus; Lehigh Valley Home and Garden Center, 4220 Crackersport Road, Allentown; Phoebe Florist, 2120 Hamilton St., Allentown.

For information, call Barbara at 610-432-3313 or Millie at 610-398-3400.

FILE PHOTO Shirlene Moser gives a tour of her garden to members of the Parkland Garden Club in 2020.