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This month in the garden...


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2018 Garden Walk

The Port Washington Garden Club's 2018 Garden Walk will be held Saturday, July 14 from 9am until 3pm.

Locations to be announced.  Check back here on July 1 for full details!

2017 Garden Walk

Welcome to the Port Washington Garden Club's 2017 Garden Walk information page!

This year's garden walk was a great success.

This is a fund raiser for the Garden Club's scholarship at the University of Wisconsin - Madison for graduate students in horticulture studies.  To date the club's scholarship has awarded over $18,000 in scholarships.

The gardens that were on this year's Garden Walk are listed below.

Garden 1

Garden #1
Dale & Pru Palecek

A Japanese maple welcomes visitors in the front. Behind the house, a former chicken coop serves as the backdrop for this perennial garden that attracts birds and butterflies. The biggest challenge? Finding plants that will grow under the canopy of a walnut tree. The unusual acidanthera should be in bloom in July.

Garden 2

Garden #2
Jerry Smith & Sharon Beste

With help from a landscape architect, trees and shrubbery on this this triple lot screen the 1928 French Normandy house from busy Grand Avenue. Visitors will find secluded sitting areas and a "friends garden" in the sprawling, less-formal back yard. Be sure to peek inside the detached garden room next to the patio. (Park on N. Spring St.)

Garden 3

Garden #3
Paul Feldhake & Kim Bradley-Cibik

What to do with a tiny, L-shaped plot behind the house and garage at Michigan and Webster? Add planters, colorful cosmos and zinnias, favorite perennials, and mix in mirrors and thrift shop finds to create a fenced-in hideaway. Kim is eager to share her little paradise with Garden Walk visitors "because my garden is only visible to me." (Use caution when crossing West Michigan to Garden #4. Both homes are on a curve.)

Garden 4

Garden #4
Allon Bostwick

This city-secluded double lot next to Mineral Springs Creek includes cheery marigolds and other annuals, prairie plantings, perennials, roses and - surprise! - a 15 x 25 vegetable garden behind the garage. Allon inherited his love of gardening from his late mother, Sophia Bostwick, who received a Garden Club beautification award decades ago for the same property.

Garden 5

Garden #5
Lynn & Jacky Swenson

When the Swensons bought their home on 3 acres in 2003, there was only a driveway - no sidewalks, lawn or hardscape. The couple removed old fence posts and barbed wire, hauled debris, built two ponds, laid brick and stone paths, created several patios, and added hundreds of perennials and trees. Their serene sea of flowers and interesting landscaping, which they call "Controlled Exuberance," leads the eye from one feature to the next.

Got questions?  Please email us or call 262-284-1948!

Port Washington Garden Club, PO Box 492, Port Washington, Wisconsin 53074
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