Lewes in Bloom announced its Beauty Spot for June was awarded to Ellen McCathran on Molly B Road, Lewes. McCathran’s garden is designed for relaxing under the beautiful covered deck in back of the house. There are full, colorful landscapes from every angle of the yard, which includes shrubs of varied leaf textures and mature trees that give the property some shade. Her trees include dogwoods which were propagated from seedlings given by friends, adding special meaning. Also, epimedium, a heart-shaped ground cover (common name “barrenwort”) for massing, was propagated from McCathran’s parent’s home in Chevy Chase, Md. It adds color and texture to the garden. A quaint cottage garden shed has a special place in the yard for all of her tools of the trade. McCathran’s yard is a neat, serene, well-appointed space to enjoy the outside.
The Lewes in Bloom Beauty Spot Award successfully launched last year and is open for nominations now. Designed to honor beauty throughout the greater Lewes community, the award also serves to thank gardeners for their efforts to enhance beauty on their properties. LIB Beauty Spot winners can be based on overall landscape, planted beds, containers, front door, patios, or even a beautiful corner. It doesn’t have to be an entire yard or property. It can be any size spot in the ZIP code 19958.
Awardees receive the Beauty Spot Award sign to display in their yard for a month; an award certificate; a $25 gift certificate from Wharton’s Garden Center; and acknowledgement in the LIB newsletter, website and Facebook, as well as coverage in the Cape Gazette.
All residential properties or spots in the greater Lewes 19958 ZIP code are eligible to participate. Lewes in Bloom membership is not necessary. Residents can self-nominate their property, and the general public can also nominate a residential property that catches their eye. LIB board of advisors members and LIB Beauty Spot Selection Committee members are not eligible. Candidate residences can…