January 2020 Confessions of a Garden Fanatic

At the January 2020 Driftwood Garden Club meeting, self-described garden fanatics Linda and Fred Lipton delighted us with their presentation of creating formal gardens behind their Greek revival home in Salem, MA.

Along with their family, these avid ‘do-it-yourselfers,’ laid all the bricks in their driveway, leveled their narrow yard, and double-dug all the garden beds. Linda meticulously measured, planned and designed multiple ‘rooms’ to craft the formal space in a cool color palate.  Linda repeated the design elements of ovals and diamonds, even in her fabulous She Shed windows!

Their backyard garden was featured in the 2018 summer issue of North Shore Home Magazine, see https://www.nshoremag.com/northshore-home/salems-secret-garden/  for pictures.

Welcome to new member Susie Raviv.  And many thanks to DGC hostesses Pal Bickford, Sue McMullen, and Andrea Gregory for the tasty treats and libations, and the stunning floral arrangement.