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Images: Batavia Plain Dirt Garden Club to host walk of luscious gardens

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  • The garden of Lori and Byron Ambrose has a new pondless water feature.

       The garden of Lori and Byron Ambrose has a new pondless water feature.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Blooms and foliage are both important in Lori and Byron Ambrose's garden.

       Blooms and foliage are both important in Lori and Byron Ambrose's garden.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Bird feeders are an important part of Lori and Byron Ambrose's garden.

       Bird feeders are an important part of Lori and Byron Ambrose's garden.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • The garden of Lori and Byron Ambrose will be open for the Batavia Plain Dirt Gardeners Saturday, June 25.

       The garden of Lori and Byron Ambrose will be open for the Batavia Plain Dirt Gardeners Saturday, June 25.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Color and texture are important in the garden of Lori and Byron Ambrose near Batavia.

       Color and texture are important in the garden of Lori and Byron Ambrose near Batavia.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Lori and Byron Ambrose try to keep their garden as a wildlife refuge.

       Lori and Byron Ambrose try to keep their garden as a wildlife refuge.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Hostas and ferns grow in Lori and Byron Ambrose's garden.

       Hostas and ferns grow in Lori and Byron Ambrose's garden.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Byron Ambrose made this scale model teahouse for his garden near Batavia.

       Byron Ambrose made this scale model teahouse for his garden near Batavia.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Pines offer shelter in the garden of Lori and Byron Ambrose.

       Pines offer shelter in the garden of Lori and Byron Ambrose.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Byron Ambrose made the scale model Japanese tea house to hold the pump for his water feature, right.

       Byron Ambrose made the scale model Japanese tea house to hold the pump for his water feature, right.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Lori and Byron Ambrose will put their lush garden on the Batavia Plain Dirt Gardeners walk on Saturday, June 25..

       Lori and Byron Ambrose will put their lush garden on the Batavia Plain Dirt Gardeners walk on Saturday, June 25..
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Bird feeders are an important part of Lori and Byron Ambrose's garden, which serves as a wildlife refuge.

       Bird feeders are an important part of Lori and Byron Ambrose's garden, which serves as a wildlife refuge.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • A waterfall connects ponds at Bob and Dee Raimondi's garden that is on the walk of the Batavia Plain Dirt Gardeners.

       A waterfall connects ponds at Bob and Dee Raimondi's garden that is on the walk of the Batavia Plain Dirt Gardeners.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Blooms and greenery highlight Bob and Dee Raimondi's garden.

       Blooms and greenery highlight Bob and Dee Raimondi's garden.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Plants flourish everywhere in Dee and Bob Raimondi's garden.

       Plants flourish everywhere in Dee and Bob Raimondi's garden.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Dee and Bob Raimondi's garden will be on the tour for the Batavia Plain Dirt Gardeners.

       Dee and Bob Raimondi's garden will be on the tour for the Batavia Plain Dirt Gardeners.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Dee Raimondi and her husband, Bob, will open their garden Saturday, June 25, to benefit the Batavia Plain Dirt Gardeners.

       Dee Raimondi and her husband, Bob, will open their garden Saturday, June 25, to benefit the Batavia Plain Dirt Gardeners.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Water features, fruit trees and perennials are highlights of Dee and Bob Raimondi's garden.

       Water features, fruit trees and perennials are highlights of Dee and Bob Raimondi's garden.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • A water feature starts at the front of Dee and Bob Raimondi's house and wraps around the side.

       A water feature starts at the front of Dee and Bob Raimondi's house and wraps around the side.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • One of the ponds in Dee and Bob Raimondi's gardens is designed for swimming.

       One of the ponds in Dee and Bob Raimondi's gardens is designed for swimming.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Perennials and wildflowers bloom in Dee and Bob Raimondi's garden.

       Perennials and wildflowers bloom in Dee and Bob Raimondi's garden.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • The Raimondi back yard is a riot of plants.

       The Raimondi back yard is a riot of plants.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • The raised beds in Luann and Tom Fitzpatrick's vegetable garden were made from an old deck at the home. The tall plants are hopps, and even though Tom Fitzpatrick is a home brewer, he grows them mainly for their beautiful flowers.

       The raised beds in Luann and Tom Fitzpatrick's vegetable garden were made from an old deck at the home. The tall plants are hopps, and even though Tom Fitzpatrick is a home brewer, he grows them mainly for their beautiful flowers.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Check out the conifers at Luann and Tom Fitzpatrick's garden.

       Check out the conifers at Luann and Tom Fitzpatrick's garden.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Blooms are important, too, in the garden of Luann and Tom Fitzpatrick.

       Blooms are important, too, in the garden of Luann and Tom Fitzpatrick.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Luann and Tom Fitzpatrick have worked hard on their garden west of Batavia.

       Luann and Tom Fitzpatrick have worked hard on their garden west of Batavia.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • The perennial garden is a delight at Luann and Tom Fitzpatrick's home west of Batavia.

       The perennial garden is a delight at Luann and Tom Fitzpatrick's home west of Batavia.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Hostas and ferns join conifers and poplars in Luann and Tom Fitzpatrick's yard.

       Hostas and ferns join conifers and poplars in Luann and Tom Fitzpatrick's yard.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • The giant smoke bush is a highlight of the back yard of Luann and Tom Fitzpatrick.

       The giant smoke bush is a highlight of the back yard of Luann and Tom Fitzpatrick.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Luann and Tom Fitzpatrick are proud of their dwarf and weeping conifers.

       Luann and Tom Fitzpatrick are proud of their dwarf and weeping conifers.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Enter the perennial garden in Luann and Tom Fitzpatrick's yard, which will be open Saturday, June 25.

       Enter the perennial garden in Luann and Tom Fitzpatrick's yard, which will be open Saturday, June 25.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

 

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