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Gardens for Annual New River Valley Garden Tour 2017

Dave Angle and Diane Relf: 1866 Den Hill Road, Christiansburg

This home and garden have evolved over the years to meet the owners' changing interests. Purchased in 1976 as a rundown, 40-year-old, four room house on four acres covered in weeds, locust trees, and cedars, it has served as a site to learn new skills, both horticultural and constructional, with emphasis on learning-for-sharing. Currently it is a hillside retirement home and showplace, both indoors and out, for the owners' reclaimed, recycled, and rust-adorned art. Garden emphases today include easy-care containers on the deck; a small, productive vegetable garden; and an active transition of borders from perennials to ground covers, small trees, and shrubs. This creative mix of plant materials and re-imagined objects forms a home and art studio that are open for visitors to enjoy country living while they expand their imaginations.

Spring pictures!

These photos are of the gardens in late summer and fall.