The Spade and Trowel GCFP Garden of the Month is located at 816 Allegheny Street Hollidaysburg and is owned by Christa Brenner. The front of the home
contains various evergreens including a small Japanese maple tree, Spruce tree, Weeping Hemlock, Hydrangea, Coral bells, and pansies. The side garden includes various rose bushes, hemlock trees, oak hydrangea, ilex, holly, pansies, hostas, zebra grass, silver king, leather leaf viburnum, clematis, many various coral bells, and ground covers, daylilies, veronica, etc.
Gardens are all lined with stones. The side porch is enhanced with flower boxes.
Garden of the month for June.
Stone steps lead into the back garden containing Asian lilies, daylilies, pink and white bleeding hearts, various coral bells, hostas, striped pampas grass, coreopsis, holly, Mountain laurel, succulents in interesting concrete containers. A vignette in the center of the yard features a Japanese cedar umbrella tree. Topiary evergreens adorn the patio made from large stone slabs, which were removed from the front of the house.
Beautifully pruned euonymus bushes line the rear of the property. A grapevine trained to resemble a garland is draped on the rear bay window area on the back of the house. This property contains an old fashioned rain barrel. The public is invited to visit this lovely garden.
Anyone wishing to recommend a Garden of the Month may call 942-1769 or 695-1987 or any Spade and Trowel Garden Club member.