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Library group tours homes

Gardening expert Kerry Mendez featured

The Friends of the Schroon Lake Library hosted a sold-out House & Garden Tour recently.  The weather complimented the six properties that were showcased for the tour.  The gardens were in full bloom with many plantings and arrangements, including a koi pond,  garden sculptures, a canoe filled with flowers and  hydrangeas.

The Friends of the Schroon Lake Library hosted a sold-out House & Garden Tour recently. The weather complimented the six properties that were showcased for the tour. The gardens were in full bloom with many plantings and arrangements, including a koi pond, garden sculptures, a canoe filled with flowers and hydrangeas.

— The Friends of the Schroon Lake Library hosted a sold-out House & Garden Tour recently. The weather complimented the six properties that were showcased for the tour. The gardens were in full bloom with many plantings and arrangements, including a koi pond, garden sculptures, a canoe filled with flowers and hydrangeas.

A variety of homes were on the tour including a converted blacksmith shop, a bed and breakfast, a Victorian home with a wrap-around porch, a lakeside chalet with extensive landscaping and gardens and an Adirondack Lodge with soaring glass and ceilings.

The tour also included a presentation by a gardening expert, Kerry Mendez from Perennially Yours.

“Kerry spoke at the Boathouse at the conclusion of the tour and did a wonderful presentation on hardy perennials for zones 3-4,” said Pam Scavera. “Kerry had a laid-back style, a great sense of humor and a vast knowledge of perennial varieties. She provided a list of plants that were drought resistant, deer resistant and required little attention. A great time was had by all.”

The Friends of the Schroon Lake Library recently elected officers for the coming year at their annual meeting. Michel Michelson Lee was re-elected president, John Dillon was re-elected vice-president, Larry Vanderburgh was elected treasurer and Liz Insull was elected corresponding secretary.

“The Friends are very proud of the money that they have raised to assist in the Schroon Lake Library’s book collection and the help they have given to the library's educational programs,” Scavera said.

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