Saturday, July 14, 2018
Rain and fog as it turned out!
A poll has been completed amongst the members of the Four Seasons Garden Club by the offices of Not Really a Polling Entity, Inc., and we've declared this year's Secret Garden Walk a success!
Despite the early morning showers and lingering fog, cool winds throughout the day and cloud cover, all of the gardens on the walk had a steady stream of garden fans.
We would like to extend our thanks to the gardeners who opened their gardens to the public for a day:
Helen and Art Rodrig (Our Hidden Garden)
Harry and Maggie Benn (All Aboard the Garden Express)
Michael Breen (Shaped by Storm and Shovel)
Pat and Gaye Morse (A Grand Plan for a Small Space)
...and to the Colergét Conference Center for Zen Peace and Enlightenment.
Although it is a bit self serving, thanks also to the members of the Four Seasons Garden Club for putting some extra effort into the care and keeping of the Margaret Myers Memorial Garden at the Kemper Center—particularly the committee members Rebecca Belmont, Kathy Herr, Terry Modory and Karen Taskonis led by the incomparable triple-chair leadership of Liz Dutton, Pat Morse and Jackie Schroeder.
The work that goes into the gardens featured on the Walks each year is above and beyond, and your efforts are recognized and deeply appreciated!
Save the Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Preparations for this Secret Garden Walk continue through the winter—albeit at a slower pace. As I type this, we're "enjoying" our second big snow event in January. I've started some seeds...unsuccessfully (sigh). I will empty the container and start again, because gardening is a year-long event. Looking forward to spring and summer makes winter much more bearable.
Stay tuned to this space for announcements about the Secret Garden Walk. In the meantime, mark your calendars for the second Saturday in July!
If you've been toiling away creating a secret garden, and you are bursting with pride and an urge to share your particular genius, please let us know!
Drop us an email with the subject line "My Secret Garden" and the committee will be in touch to set up an appointment to see your garden (usually late July through mid-September).
Four Seasons Garden Club Kenosha, Wisconsin
Slideshow photos by Nan Mellem, member since 2013
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