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Stout Garden, 2014-2015

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Former owner:
Blake, Charles
Garvin, Louise
Valashinas, Thomas
Budlong, Michael
Architect:
Barker, Russell F.
Landscape design:
Lloyd, Jackie
Nurseryman:
O'Brien, John
Garden designer:
Willard, Alice
Emma, Melissa
Landscape designer:
Schuster, Amy
Sargent, Samuel
Organic consultant:
Warner, Rusty
Provenance:
Garden Club of Hartford
Physical description:
1 folder+ 35 digital images
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Connecticut, Hartford, Hartford
Connecticut
Hartford
Stout Garden (Hartford, Connecticut)
Date:
2014
2014-2015
Notes:
This is a three-quarter acre urban garden growing since 1987 around a 1926 Tudor-style house that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an Historic District property. The densely-planted gardens are described as an informal museum of perennials, native plants, shrubs and trees since the owners have created more gardens and kept adding plant materials for almost thirty years. The first foundation garden planted in front of the house included juniper, hollies, and rhododendrons, later filled in with dozens of perennials and more shrubs including azaleas, day lilies, hydrangea, iris, peonies, allium, hosta, mountain laurel, English ivy, geraniums and rhubarb. Now in front of the house there are perennial borders all the way to the street, alongside the driveway and in island beds around trees. In the first years of ownership a bluestone patio was built off the sun room, with a patio garden eventually planted with weigela, tree peony, ferns, ladies mantle, ginger and more. A long perennial border that contained only azaleas and a crabapple was amended with peonies, lilies, bachelor buttons, lady's mantle, anemone, coreopsis and more.
When two diseased hemlocks near the patio had to be removed a sunny garden area opened up that was planted with kousa dogwood, hydrangea, rhododendron and new varieties of hosta. A shaded woodland garden border was created for May apple, wood poppy, astilbe, ginger, lily-of-the-valley, Solomon's seal, blood root and a burr oak. Two raised beds for vegetables were added in the sunny lawn, growing tomatoes, peas, beans, squash, lettuce, carrots and basil.
Persons associated with the garden include Charles Blake (former owner, 1926-1946); Louise Garvin (former owner, 1946-1975); Thomas Valashinas (former owner, 1975-1978); Michael Budlong (former owner, 1978-1986); Russell F. Barker (architect, 1926); Jackie Lloyd (landscape design, 1987-1988); John O'Brien (nurseryman); Alice Willard (garden designer, 2009); Melissa Emma (garden designer, 2013-2015); Amy Schuster (landscape designer, 2014); Samuel Sargent (landscape designer, 2014); Rusty Warner (organic consultant, 2015-2016).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of historical information, images, invoices and plans.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
CT747000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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