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Garden tour to offer a variety of styles, ideas

SHERIDAN — For all the green thumbs out there, this weekend holds the opportunity to check out local gardens, swap tips and learn from others experiences.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will be offering their first annual garden tour Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Those interested in participating can pick up maps either today or Saturday.

The tour will be self-guided and will cover six different gardens throughout the community.

“This tour is a way for people to see other gardens and get inspired,” Landon’s manager Jessica Mommsen said.

Mommsen said each of the gardens is very different from the others, each featuring different styles.

Al and Jackie Schutte’s half-acre garden will be one of the six included in the tour.

Their garden showcases water features, an herb garden, vegetable garden and fruit trees. They’ve been working on the garden for about 20 years.

“It’s been growing and developing throughout the years,” Jackie Schutte said. “Our favorite part is sitting out on our swings in the evening and enjoying it.”

Schutte said she hopes to show visitors, “what you can do with a little hard work and imagination.”

June Kibben’s garden will also be featured. She said it includes a “little bit of everything” but her biggest feature is an array of Heliopsis, a bright yellow flowering plant.

She’s been working on her garden for around 50 years now. She hopes to have a list compiled of all her different plants to present to the viewing public.

“I have a variety of things to show them,” she said.

This event is free to the public. At the end of the tour, people have the opportunity to vote for their favorite garden.

Other gardens that will be featured on the tour include those of Terri Baas, Donna Bullick, Mary Ella Hando and Jackie Warnke.

 

Sheridan Press intern Lucy LaRosa wrote this article.


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