Eva and Jim Hoke
102 Stoneridge Drive
A long driveway shaded by a canopy of native trees and lined by mahonias, rhododendrons, and upright yews lead to an eclectic modern home north of town. The surrounding garden, which has been developed over many years, is protected by a deer fence enclosing an area of four acres. The space is divided into natural woodland areas with trails and a homespun garden near the house. Beehives provide a special attraction and echo the owners’ special interest. The flower garden behind the house is largely shaded and features bleeding heart, huge snowball viburnum, and hostas. Throughout the woodland area, native Buckeye abound. Entertaining surprises in the woods include chairs hewn from thick tree limbs, an eight-foot vine-covered oil derrick and glass sculptures: Chihuly-style works by Pringle Teeter (Cedar Creek Gallery) and Mardi Gras bowling balls set around like giant Easter eggs. Other featured plants are cinnamon bark maples and white loropetalums.
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Photos: Anne Wood Humphries
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