Saturday, June 18, 2016
Liberty, MO 64068
Our annual garden party is planned for 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 18.
The event is free to members of Gardeners Connect, and nonmembers may pay $10 to view the garden and share in the libations.
Her garden is at 900 Hillside, Liberty, Mo. 64068.
If you know where the Liberty Family Tree Nursery is, just go north three blocks from there on Dains Street. Nancy and John’s home is on the northwest corner of Dains and Hillside. An alternative route from most of the metroplex is to go east on Highway 152 (it becomes Kansas Avenue east of 291 Highway) to Dains and go south.
In her garden, Nancy combines her penchant for collecting plants with her love for collecting antiques for her garden and a penchant for creating picturesque vignettes with them. There are many places to amble and inspect but also restful places to relax and hear the gurgling of water and watch birds.
A pond that you will see as you walk into the back yard is newly installed. There she has taken some mill stones from her collection of them to echo the round shape of a lotus in the background. Mill stones are stacked in the center with water pitter-pattering off the edges and others hold tufts of sedge. Dwarf spruces frame the scene. Behind everything is a mirror that provides a playful glint of sunlight.
In another part of the garden another water feature shimmers. A half dozen long copper stems rise from the pool, water dripping from the abstract flowers on the ends. A grate behind the bouquet holds another mirror close to the ground that reflects the falling water drops with sunlight glinting off of them. At night it is lit and has a magical luminosity.
Look for her fairy gardens, the mill stone patio and her many container gardens. Sit in the garden swing,
Nancy’s garden has collections of intriguing conifers, hostas and arisaemas, or jack in the pulpits.
Nancy not only is a Gardeners Connect member but she also served on the board for more than five years. She also is a member of the Heartland Hosta and Shade Plant Society, Heartland Peony Society and the Greater Kansas City Iris Society and was a member of the Pines and Needles Conifer Club.