Each summer, the Outagamie County Master Gardener Association hosts a community garden walk to help raise money to further develop the Community gardens of Goodwill Grows, and to add food to the local food pantries. This year’s Garden Walk will be held on Saturday, June 20 when the public is invited to tour five select gardens in the Fox Cities. For more information about the times, cost, and addresses, please visit our Facebook page.
Each of the gardens represents a unique look at gardening style and design, and each of the five will be the subject of posts. Today, the Anne and Dick VanHandel garden:
“5 Floral Drive, named for the old Geenan Nursery, is an inviting space which honors the legacy of William Geenan, the Kimberly Florist. You will stroll through ample gardens filled with an eclectic mix of perennials, shrubs and trees. This lot is surrounded by history, with mighty oaks keeping the secrets of times gone by. When the VanHandels purchased the property it was overgrown with trees and weeds. They have rehabilitated the property with love, sweat, and maybe a few tears. An uncommon specimen, Seven-son tree or Heptcodium miconiodes, stands as a proud centerpiece in one garden. Vegetables mix with perennials in other gardens. A growing environment designed with both beauty and practical elements tell you this yard is lived in and loved.”
Written by De Dalum
Posted by Vicki