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A Year in the Life of a Gardener with Robin Lensi October 19, 2023 at 7:00pm

October 19, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A Year in the Life of a Gardener with Robin Lensi & our Annual Bulb Sale
October 19, 2023 at 7:00pm
Live and on Zoom
Elmwood Community Center

1106 New Britain
West Hartford, CT

The garden of Robin Lensi (aka lensi designs photography) and Tom Zabel in Burlington, CT started as a blank slate seven years ago. Every landscape is first seen through her lens. As a former photographer for the Garden Conservancy, and a member of the Connecticut Daylily Society, those many wonderful spaces inspired this one.

This creative yardscape is intertwined with color explosions and architectural structures spanning months of viewing beauty incorporating all the possibilities into a personal landscape, that creates “magic” and infuses one with a calm Zen-like feeling. Enamored of all types of plants and with a background in interior design, garden design, and horticulture, there were tons of ideas and a blank slate to begin. The challenges here: the heavy clay soil, a windy site, exceptional water runoff down the mountain, rabbits, and voles. We all know gardens are never stagnant but a constant work in progress, and this one’s no different.

As with her passion for cooking, she views the landscape like a layer cake combining large trees and shrubs for color, texture, height, bird habitat, and structure. Then the filling: the perennials that change with the seasons, ending with the icing: the annuals like herbs, dahlias, and zinnias that thrill all summer. Finally, hundreds of bulbs like alliums, tulips, and daffodils that prepare us to be excited when spring beckons us outside again. This true four-season garden is a passion, including a wide variety of daylilies, hydrangeas, dahlias, roses, grasses, and hostas scattered throughout. Through this diversity the landscape changes daily-and who knows what next year will reveal, since only Mother Nature will decide.

Free for members; $10 suggested non-member donation. After the event, you’ll receive a recorded copy of the talk.

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