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Falls Run, 2012

Former owner:
Wadlinger, Fred
Carrie T. Watson Garden Club
Physical description:
1 folder+ 3 photographic prints; 11 digital images
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Erie County, Girard
Falls Run (Girard, Pennsylvania)
Falls Run is a 13-acre property with a contemporary house and studio, five acres of garden rooms and eight acres of new and old growth woodlands. The garden design is a fusion of Arts & Crafts and Asian styles, with collections of perennials, specimen trees, mature bonsai in containers, and ornamental grasses. The gardens were established by the owner in 1988, who designed Falls Run to complement a bonsai collection by adding raised beds, removing a wooden boardwalk and installing flagstone walkways. Topsoil was brought in for the raised beds since the native soil is clay. There is a large pond and a smaller pond near the house with custom built platforms for some of the bonsai, and the ponds themselves are planted water gardens. There is a Zen rock garden with a bed of dwarf conifers under planted with thyme. Perennial shade and flower gardens are situated in a dry river bed, with a cluster of ferns at the edge of the woodlands. Future plans include planting more perennial woodland gardens.
Falls run has participated in Garden Conservancy Open Days in 2012 and 2013.
Persons and groups associated with the garden include: Fred Wadlinger (former owner, 1974-1982).
The folder includes worksheets, and additional materials.
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Archives of American Gardens

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