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Garclen & f'arm Cape Gazette TUESDAY, JULY 1 - THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014 21 I Backyard Lewes treasures open to public view ORIGINALLY NAMED THE ZWAANENDAEL HERITAGE GARDEN TOUR, the annual Lewes Garden Tour was conceived by the late Mary Vessels, her brother Jack and sister-in-law Mickey. They wanted the public to see some of the hidden treasures in the backyards of Lewes. That was back in 1990; fast forward to 2002 and the tour was honored with the Governor's RON MACARTHUR PHOTOS Tourism Award for an outstanding one-day event. Flowers are a highlight of the tour; day lilies are popular, (I-r) balloon flOwers are carefree summer bloomers, a bee lands on top of a cone flower in the Fisher-Martin herb garden, a beetle takes a stroll on white daisies, and butterfly flowers are ready and waiting for pollinators. See more photos online at Tour-goers enjoy the large backyard garden at the home of Bonnie Osier and Brook Hedge on Savannah Road. The garden includes a pond, shade trees and a variety of shrubs and flowers, as well as a handmade willow archway. Taking the garden tour by bicycle was a popular way to get around. Checking out the tour map are Lisa Swatland of Bethesda, Md., and Jean Whiddon of Lewes. Delights - such as these colorful lures - are hidden throughout the garden of Jon and Nancy EIIsworth. George Farrah's garden in Shipcarpenter Square attracts a crowd. Milton artist Libby Zando paints a cat's portrait in the garden of Jon and Nancy EIIsworth on Burton Avenue. People sit in the shade in Jeff West's backyard Pleasure Garden bordered by Japanese holly. Hanging baskets a, dldL color and form to garden ometimes the quickest decisions are the best deci- sions. In 1953, a custom- built two-seater show car from General Motors created such a sensation at the New York Auto Show that GM decided to build them for sale to the public. Be- cause of the quick decision, the cars used off-the-shelf mechani- cal components, and used the chassis and suspension from the 1952 Chevy sedan. Myron Scott, the man who started the Soap Box Derby, takes credit for naming the new sports car after a small, fast warship called a corvette. The word "corvette," though French, may come from an earlier word, "corbis," meaning "basket." So Corvette is a sports car named after a fighting ship named after a basket. Like the decision to build the Corvette, and too often the decision to buy a Corvette, you can make a quick decision in the garden with a basket. A hanging basket. Within minutes you can add an instant dash of color or a homey herb garden always within reach. Hanging baskets lend color and form to porches, patios, entryways. You can hang them on free-standing poles or shepherd hooks di- rectly in the garden. You can plant your own hanging baskets or buy hanging baskets preplanted. If you plant your own, some of the best flowers to include are the moss rose (Portulaca grandiflora), marigold (Tagetes tenuifoIia), petunias, alyssum, nasturtiums and ivy-leaf geranium. Herbs of all sorts do well in hanging baskets, but especially basil, trailing rosemary and parsley. If you want to bring your hanging baskets into the house for the winter you can choose houseplants that do well in hanging baskets. Try philoden- dron, spider plant, English ivy, trailing begonias and pothos. Hanging baskets get all of their food and water from a Continued on page 22 Geraniums are great plants for hang- ing baskets.