» Garden glory: June is the perfect time to get your garden together before the humid dog days of summer set in. Here are a few of my favorite local resources to help you on your way:
Downingtown’s Michael Petrie wowed the crowds at this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show, taking home multiple awards for his spectacular bamboo exhibit. Before opening his own landscape and garden design business in 2007, Petrie worked for J. Franklin Styer Nurseries for 20 years. Petrie’s Handmade Gardens offers a variety of services—everything from container gardening for patios to complete outdoor landscapes. Bring along a photo of your outdoor space for a free in-store consultation. He also provides on-site consultations for a fee. 320 W. Uwchlan Ave., Downingtown; (610) 873-2830, handmadegardens.net.
Elizabeth Schumacher’s Garden Accent in West Conshohocken is a great place to find finishing items for your yard. Its renowned inventory includes more than 5,000 pieces, from gargoyles to fountains. This month, the store highlights outdoor sculpture by Kim Warner, Eric David Laxman and others. 4 Union Hill Road, West Conshohocken; (610) 825-5525, gardenaccents.com.