Garden Of The Week 2017-2018 Series 12
Proudly Presents



Frank & Helene Ferrari
Chester, Connecticut
USA
 flag USA
banner

"Welcome to Sheltara"


spacerSheltara is the home of Frank and Helene Ferrari. It is also the home for shelties, wildlife, flowers, and nature in abundance.

spacerMany years ago, in the front of the property, Frank dug a pond with an island connected to the main land via a Japanese bridge. He also built stone walls along parts of the pond as well as the brook flowing into the pond.

spacerDaylily gardens, together with trees, shrubs, and mixed perennials, border the pond and brook. Helene has introduced six daylilies, one of which, Sheltara Lady Cheri, is pictured below. In addition, Helene has hybridized and developed a few thousand daylilies, with some seedlings shown below.

spacerRhododendrons, azaleas, and spring bulbs, including myriad daffodils, are scattered about on the eleven acres. In summer, there are many potted annual arrangements.

 Frank and Helene Ferrari

spacer In front of the house there is a meditation garden, nestled under a large oak, that overlooks the brook. It is a special place for thought and peace.

spacerBehind the house there is another daylily garden, as well as a fairy garden for children of all ages. There are also many garden statues and whimsical adventures to enjoy.

spacerIn July, the gardens are open to the public for viewing. Many garden clubs, including the Connecticut Daylily Society, have visited and have enjoyed the serenity and quiet of the gardens and surrounding nature.

spacerGardens of all kinds give happiness to the world. Take time to view nature and enjoy its beauty.

Email Helene Ferrari at: greg.haggett@yahoo.com


please click on top left photo to start the viewing

pix1_small.jpg pix2_small.jpg pix3_small.jpg pix4_small.jpg pix5_small.jpg pix6_small.jpg
pix7_small.jpg pix8_small.jpg pix9_small.jpg pix10_small.jpg pix11_small.jpg pix12_small.jpg
pix13_small.jpg pix14_small.jpg pix15_small.jpg pix16_small.jpg pix17_small.jpg pix18_small.jpg
Return to GOTW Archive Page
click
Return to the Daylily Diary
click

Site for week Dec. 16, 2017
By: chacha@abacom.com

Photo album created with Web Album Generator