Master Gardeners ready to host garden tour
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Students pursuing education in a horticulture-related field are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship offered by the Central Missouri Master Gardeners.
A garden tour Sunday, Sept. 8, will support the scholarship fund.
The organization received several applicants in the last scholarship cycle, but were able to afford only two scholarships.
Volunteers hope proceeds from the tour will allow the group to fund three scholarships in the next cycle.
The tour will feature five homes of local Master Gardeners and will focus on teaching the visitor the how-to’s of certain features of the garden.
The selected gardens will demonstrate hardscaping with natural elements, vegetable garden layout and growing beautiful vegetables, and water feature building and maintenance.
The garden addresses are: 2708 Briarwood Drive, 905 Bannister Drive, 807 Harvest Drive, 419 Meier Drive and 1768 Brookside Drive.
At Don Whitener’s home, visitors will find a sloping yard filled with beds made of stone surrounding a garden pond with water falls and a fire pit for a tranquil setting of shade and sun loving plants.
At Jim Jecmen’s home, visitors will walk behind the two-story Tudor home with a matching separate carriage house and into a half-acre of landscaped gardens joined by brick paths. An archway leads to a dry creek bordered by Victorian hardscapes, other garden art, mature woods and a natural spring-fed pond with a handmade stone waterfall.
Visitors to Jim and Jenelle Schwieterman’s garden will learn how to use conifers, tropicals and succulents in the garden.
Karen and Dana Basel’s home is full of garden surprises from a small pond to an adorable garden house.
And, Jon Hanson’s yard will show what can be done with the challenging slopes of Mid-Missouri.
Tickets are $10.
Call 573-634-2824 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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