ANNUAL PLANT SALE
Saturday, July 10th from 9 AM to 2 PM
Outside on the library lawn. Perennial plants from our local expert gardeners.
ALL SOLD AT BARGAIN PRICES!
ATTENTION LIBRARY GARDENERS!
Plants — named and labeled sun or shade — are needed for the library plant sale.
Call Sally Hockenbury at 508-362-6045 if you need help digging up plants.
Donations of gently used garden tools, planters, or decor would also be appreciated.
Please deliver to the library on
July 8th or 9th.
The "Hydrangea Festival"
Saturday, July 17th, 10 AM — 4PM
Yarmouth Port and Cummaquid
Admission: $5 per garden. Rain or Shine.
Lots of two hour shifts, from 10 AM - 4 PM, still available. A great way to enjoy some beautiful gardens! Please call or visit the library to sign up to volunteer!
Proceeds from the garden tours will benefit YPL.
Garden #1 Rambling Rabbit, Yarmouth Port Rambling Rabbit is a petite 0.5 acre cottage garden on Route 6A in the heart of Yarmouth Port, specializing in organic cultivation of heirloom cut flowers, over 200 English fragrant roses, flavorful berries, along with unique varieties of herbs and vegetables available for purchase at their roadside farm stand. The home is an historic sea captain's house circa 1700, and an 1850s era one-room schoolhouse sitting in the garden is the artist studio of contemporary botanical fine artist Justina Freel.
Garden #2 Singing Marshes, Yarmouth Port
This interesting garden borders conservation land and overlooks Barnstable Harbor and the Lighthouse at Sandy Neck. The home is situated down a narrow road, among the oaks and pines. The gardener has her own kitchen garden containing raspberries, blueberries, beach plums, and vegetables such as asparagus, rhubarb, squash, beans, and cucumbers. The unique fencing was fashioned to keep out deer, foxes, rabbits, and other wildlife. The property features walking paths through the beach plum and juniper shrubs to views of the marsh beyond. Hydrangeas flourish on the home’s North side. An interesting arbor, constructed from small cedar trees, stands by the garden shed.
Garden #3 Condon Garden, Yarmouth Port
The Condons were commercial hydrangea propagators and growers for 40 years and, as one might suspect, this is a very hydrangea-centric site. They continue to expand their ‘collections’ which now contain 300 plus hydrangeas in-ground with additional container specimens to emphasis this growing technique. H. macrophylla is the dominants species, along with collections of H. paniculata and H. quercifolia cultivars. More recently a number of H. serrata and H. arborescens plants have been added to the mix. The Condons are also serious veggie growers, utilizing raised beds to produce a wide range of favorites. Fruit is in the mix too – berries and figs (always hopeful), and a new orchard of peaches and plums is developing. The owners, Mal ‘The Hydrangea Guy’ and Mary Kay, will be in the garden and happy to answer questions and share their learnings about their favorite ‘woody ornamental’ genus.
Garden #4 Laliberte Garden, Cummaquid
This garden features a host of blooming trees and perennials, designed for continuous bloom from April through October. In addition to hydrangeas the garden also has numerous shrubs, including large rhododendrons and a hedge that reaches eight feet in front of the house. There are also herbaceous perennials, such as peonies and hibiscus, and gladiolus bulbs.
The YPL Book Group meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2 PM.
New Book Group members are always welcome and refreshments are served.
Click here for a list of upcoming book selections.
No meetings in summer. Resumes Oct. 4th.
First & Third Mondays at 9:30 AM.
Knitters of all levels welcome
Contact: Dinah Wolff
Please join us in June for all things creepy, crawly and cute!
Week 1: Ladybugs & Beetles
Week 2: Spiders
Week 3: Bees
Week 4: Butterflies
Every Thursday @ 11 AM Behind the Library
There will also be a story walk near the fence behind the library, which will be up throughout the month.
The book will be "A Good Day" by Kevin Henkes and it will be up throughout the month of June.
Click here for details.