The Beautification Committee of the Milford Garden Club has selected the Casaretti property as its “August Garden of the Month”. Ed and Joanne stated that they retired to Milford two years ago to be near their daughter and her family who reside in a neighboring town. They immediately began to make the property their own by removing trees and establishing beautiful garden areas.
Their property at 6037 Griffith Lake Drive is now a most special and appealing one. It is comprised of a wide variety of different annuals and perennials which are perfectly placed to accentuate the beauty of each plant. Some of the plants displayed in their garden and hanging pots are: impatients, black-eyed Susan, hibiscus, knockout roses, clematis, angel begonia, spirea, petunia, scotch broom, potato vine, coneflower and liriope along with many others. They have truly created a beautiful, colorful summer garden!
Milford Garden Club was established in 1966 and became a member of the Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs and National Garden Clubs, Inc. in 1983. They meet on the first Wednesday of every month at the Parks and Recreation Building, 207 Franklin Street in Milford. The group maintain some gardens in the town and support the interests of our members through speakers, workshops and field trips.
The group not only focuses on gardening but also preservation of habitats. This includes encouraging the planting of flowers that attract pollinators or those that are the natural habitat for other creatures. The club hopes that recognizing outstanding gardens in Milford will not only encourage others to plant beautiful gardens but to learn how flowers and other plants help preserve the environment.
Any garden in the Milford area is eligible for recognition. The homeowner whose garden is selected will get recognition for their efforts and, of course, bragging rights. The club place a sign on the property for a month. The garden club is looking into publicizing the winners and are currently asking people to share when a friend, family member or neighbor is recognized.
Recommendations for beautiful gardens can be submitted to the Milford Garden Club through email at [email protected]. Anyone interested in joining the Milford Garden Club can email the same address and the club will reach out. The Milford Garden Club also has a brochure that can be mailed out to explain the benefits of joining.
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