The Cheshire Garden Club’s Civics Committee has taken the nomination submitted by Quarry Village resident Elaine Hitt under consideration and selected the residence at #60 Quarry Village for the Residential Beauty Spot of the Month for July.
Accepting the award are homeowners Bill and Mary Torello, standing next to a section of a colorful border stretching from the front of their condominium to the side and all the way around the back. Mary, the gardener, stated that her garden is a kaleidoscope of color from early April through October, featuring spring bulbs, summer annuals and a variety of perennials. Presently in bloom are summer annuals such as red Geraniums, cerise Zinnias, red Salvias and blue Lobelias, next to a cement plate impressed with “two hands at work” — representing Bill and Mary. Dozens of perennials are interspersed among the annuals, including magenta Lychnis, yellow Coreopsis verticillata, red Oriental lilies, yellow Hemerocallis, lavender Cranesbill, blue Campanulas, white Shasta Daisies, lavender and pink Astilbes, and soon to bloom red Crocosmia, yellow Rudbeckias, deep purple Phlox and bronze rose Autumn Joy Sedum. Nestled among this bounty of colorful plants are small statuaries, a bird bath and several shepherd’s hooks with bird feeders.
The Cheshire Garden Club was impressed by Mary’s ability to create such an interesting and colorful plot of land within the limited space available.