Garden of Luther Acres Resident Chosen for Demuth Garden Tour

We are very excited to announce that a Luther Acres resident’s garden has been selected as a stop on the 2019 Demuth Garden Tour! 

Joyce Heinaman resides in a cottage on the Lititz campus, and her garden is a labor of love for her – love of flowers, color and scent. Joyce and her late husband, David, always loved gardening at their longtime home in northern Lancaster County.

“When it was time to consider our retirement, we were very happy to move to a cottage at Luther Acres. We fell in love with the rock wall at the side of our cottage and the possibilities for planting that it presented,” Joyce says. “Luther Acres gave us the opportunity to continue our love of gardening, and the campus grounds team helps with the mulching and trimming.”

Joyce will welcome visitors to tour her beautiful garden during the 36th annual Demuth Garden Tour on Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9. The ticketed event enables participants to tour several exclusive gardens in the historic downtown Lancaster area as well as in several greater Lancaster County neighborhoods. The self-guided tour, one of the Demuth Foundation’s largest annual fundraisers, also includes the Demuth Museum and Garden and the Conestoga House and Gardens. Tickets are valid both days, and can be purchased at https://tinyurl.com/yy94chs2. For more information, call the museum at 717-299-9940.

In Joyce’s garden, guests will find many different plants, both perennial and annual, with many colors and scents represented. The rock wall off the patio has a beachy theme, from the “Welcome to the Beach” sign to the seashells on the rocks and the succulents growing in the crevices.

“I also garden with pots filled with different plants for sun and shade, including a stack of clay pots filled with calibrachoa of different colors,” she says. 

Her garden features daylilies and trumpet-shaped oriental lilies, daisies, coneflowers in a variety of shades, several different varieties of hydrangeas, foxgloves, roses, hostas, hyssops, butterfly weed, and more. She also recently added a fountain to enjoy the tranquil sound of water. In the springtime, her garden is filled with tulips, jonquils and all types of daffodils, which were her husband’s favorites.

“The variety of flowers attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds,” Joyce says. “My garden gives much joy to my friends, neighbors and me. I love to share its beauty!”

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