2791 Yarrow Rd. , Blacksburg
Linda and Dennis Schnecker
At the entrance to this beautiful property, the visitor is welcomed by a cozy stand of trees with a grouping of picnic tables. The curving, tree lined drive winds up a gentle slope to the house, which is nestled amongst colorful gardens. To the south is a vast, clear meadow overlooking Ellett Valley and Paris Mountain.
Since 1989, Linda and Dennis Schnecker have worked to turn a blank slate of overgrown scrub and blackberry brambles into thriving, diverse garden beds of trees, shrubs and flowers. Also on the property is a stream and water garden developed around native limestone, providing a favorite resting place to observe several types of fish and a variety of water plants.
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All photos (C) Charles Bostian