Magnolia Club learns landscaping techniques from Guy family

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Posted 8/5/18

The June meeting of Magnolia Garden Club took place at the home of Charles and Sharon Guy. The Guys graciously opened their beautiful garden to club members and shared the story of the spacious …

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Magnolia Club learns landscaping techniques from Guy family

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The June meeting of Magnolia Garden Club took place at the home of Charles and Sharon Guy. The Guys graciously opened their beautiful garden to club members and shared the story of the spacious yard’s evolution through the years.

Following the tour, a business meeting was conducted on the Guys’ screened-in porch overlooking the valley above Candies Creek. Chaplain Sheila Webb opened with a devotional. President Linda Cross conducted the meeting, reminding members of the Sept. 14 District III Flower Show to be held in the Cleveland Old Woolen Mill and the TFGC Conservation Camp on Oct. 3-4.

The hosts' yard is a rich combination of shaded sitting areas, pond perches, unique tree and plant specimens, ornamental art, and raised food beds. The Guys initially had the help of landscapers to help shape the pathways that lead through the yard; these prevent erosion and create interesting viewpoints. Sharon Guy described with passion how her gardens came to be through years of hard work and maintenance. She and Charles add new soil each year to compensate for erosion created by the tree roots which rise throughout the yard. The Guys recently removed over 67 trees to create the view from the back of the house.

The front entrance landscaping is pleasing to the eye and runs a lengthy stretch of their neighborhood road, creating a lovely ambiance for passersby. Spirea, rose of Sharon, nicodemus, primrose, hibiscus, Confederate rose, daisies, salvia and tiger lilies are among the array of blooms which greet visitors as they arrive. The Guys have lovingly transplanted many of their natural trees and plants throughout their property to naturalize their outdoor home.

Other members in attendance were Elsie Yates, Fredricka Lawson, Patsy Bettis, Ginger Cloud, Beth Cunningham with her niece Nichole, Brenda Nakdimen, Sue Taylor and guests Patsy Owenby and Carolyn DeVaney.

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