A colorful house and charming fence add cheer to the plantings of June’s selection
By Ruth Sloan
The front yard at 59 Sixth Street delights all who see it. The home of Sarah and Dennis Jeske is the Ashland Garden Club’s Garden of the Month for June. The cheerful paint on the buildings, the art in the garden, the charming fence and gate, and the prolific flowers mix together to create an enchanting display.
The garden design and installation were done by previous owners Zelpha and Harry Hudson, who owned the property until 2017. Zelpha, especially, is credited with much of the creativity now on view. The Jeskes have made their mark, however, with the addition of the glass flowers as well as the fence and gate, designed and built by Dennis.
Daisies of three kinds dominate the garden in May: Shasta, Marguerite, and erigeron. Also on view now and through much of the summer are nepeta, lavender, and wooly lamb’s ear. Pomegranate, pieris, rhododendron and a gorgeous camellia surround the welcoming front porch.
Sarah calls herself the chief weeder in the back yard and veggie garden. Moises and his crew from Reyes Property Management provide routine maintenance.
This is a garden meant to be enjoyed by all who pass by.
The Ashland Garden Club has been selecting Gardens of the Month, from spring through early fall, since 2000. Nominations are gratefully received at email@example.com. Check out the club’s website at ashlandorgardenclub.org for information about meetings.