2019 GARDEN WALK
Sunday, June 30, 2019
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
the 2019 gardens
917 Brookwood Ct., Oshkosh
One of the first things you’ll notice about this garden is there’s not a bit of grass in it. Phyllis gleefully took it out and replaced it with something wonderful. Morning glories climb a Bradford pear tree in the center of the front garden. Neat green shrubs surround the tree, planted among rocks and gravel. Cleome and zinnias, grown from seed, cover the tree lawn. In the rear garden, shrubs and trees mingle with perennial plants while around a small stream flows toward a “crooked” garden shed constructed from recycled materials and a wooden swing overlooking Sawyer Creek.
Larry & Karen Springer
704 N. Lark St., Oshkosh
The Springer garden is an eclectic one where volunteer plants are welcome and repurposed materials have been carefully selected to blend structure and ornament into a charming, casual design. The home itself has been in Larry’s family for several generations. He and Karen started gardening on the property about 20 years ago. Larry reports he began with a single bed under the front window using plants gifted by friends and the garden grew outward from there.
Chloe & Ross Wandschneider
1609 & 1613 Jackson St., Oshkosh
These two adjoining properties are the long-time handiwork of this energetic pair. The couple have lived in the large house for 55 years, and both the home and gardens reflect years of their efforts and meticulous care. The presence of mature trees throughout the garden obscures the fact that the garden occupies a corner lot on a busy street. Notable among these is a large 100-year-old maple that shades the front of the home. Shade tolerant plants fill lush borders on both sides of a wide grassy path that winds around the property.
Linda & DuWayne Loker
80 N. Oakwood Rd., Oshkosh
A Master Gardener since 2005, Linda has been creating her garden over the 30 years since she and her husband, DuWayne, built their home. Linda describes herself as an enthusiastic hosta collector and enjoys seeking out hostas that share the names of family members. A large fenced vegetable garden occupies one corner of the rear yard alongside a raised strawberry bed and adjacent peach and cherry trees. A former farm girl, Linda grows the vegetables in her garden from seed and composts kitchen and yard waste for use on the property. The garden also includes many Wisconsin natives.