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Join the Back Mountain Bloomers for their tour of area gardens

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This garden in Shavertown will be one of the five gardens featured during the Back Mountain Bloomers 2015 ‘Tour of Back Mountain Gardens’ on Saturday, June 27. Get tickets at Back Mountain Harvest Assemble Friday or Saturday. Photo credit: pahomepage.com

This garden in Shavertown will be one of the five gardens featured during the Back Mountain Bloomers 2015 ‘Tour of Back Mountain Gardens’ on Saturday, June 27. Get tickets at Back Mountain Harvest Assemble Friday or Saturday. Photo credit: pahomepage.com

You may have seen the Back Mountain Bloomers around the Garden Center promoting their Tour of the Back Mountain Gardens. They were at our Open House a few weeks ago selling tickets and we just wanted to remind anyone who missed them that tickets are still available!

According to the Back Mountain Bloomers Facebook page, tickets will be available Friday, June 26th from 2-6pm and Saturday, June 27th from 8am-2pm at the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly, 340 Carverton Road, Trucksville. Cash or checks made out to ASTA- no credit cards. $25, with all proceeds benefitting Anthracite Scenic Trails Association / The Back Mountain Trail.

The tour this weekend will lead garden lovers through some of the most beautiful and unique gardens in Shavertown and Trucksville.

Six Back Mountain residents will be welcoming visitors to their gardens for the semi-annual event. The day promises fun for those who like to stop and smell the roses. And the peonies. And the honeysuckle.

Over the years the tour has featured many different types of gardens like cottage gardens, themed gardens, large gardens and tiny gardens. This year will once again be a fun mix of garden styles.

According to the Times Leader, “The gardens include a variety of styles and themes, including a beautifully landscaped, home owner-maintained property focused around a picturesque pool and outdoor kitchen; a newly designed landscape that enhances the dramatic view of a nearby lake and a show-stopper featuring sweeping walks and impressive pottery that enhance a hillside property.”

The Bloomers will offer table designs at each garden, as well as a large display of miniature floral designs at one location. Also, a full slate of garden, nature, container and landscaping presentations by professional from across the region is planned.

The presenting organizations include Anthracite Scenic Trails Association, Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge, Edward’s Garden Center, Fetching Fido Fotography, Master Gardeners of Penn State Extension, Table and Miniature Flower Designs by the Back Mountain Bloomers, NEPA Bonsai Society, Perennial Point Garden Center, Wild Birds Unlimited and Wyoming Valley Art League. Members of the Wyoming Valley Art League will paint and draw at different gardens throughout the day. 

Over the past six tours, the Bloomers have raised a total of more than $50,000 for ASTA and hope once again this year to be able to support the cause in a big way.

Please come out and support the Back Mountain Bloomers Tour of the Back Mountain Gardens! If you or your family has any interest in gardens, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Get your tickets tomorrow or Saturday at the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly on Carverton Rd.

Information for this post came from The Times Leader, The Dallas Post, PA Home Page and of course the Back Mountain Bloomers.

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