The Daylilies should be in their full glory during the July 14 Botany Belles & Beaus Garden Club’s Garden Tour. Submitted photo
The Daylilies should be in their full glory during the July 14 Botany Belles & Beaus Garden Club’s Garden Tour. Submitted photo

Submitted by Botany Belles & Beaus Garden Club

BALDWIN, WI – Enjoy the beauty and colors of various local gardens in the Baldwin, Woodville, and Wilson area on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Each garden reflects the interests and tastes of its owner, though the gardens may contain similar plants, no two are alike.  This garden tour is sponsored by the Botany Belles and Beaus Garden Club as part of their 50th anniversary celebration. 

Tickets for the tour are $5.00 and will be available for purchase at Windmill Park in Baldwin and at each garden on the day of the tour.  Children under 12 are free.  The money raised is used for local community beautification projects. Refreshments will be served at Windmill Park also and you can take a moment to enjoy the hosta garden and other plantings maintained there by the club.

The gardens featured on the tour are:

Dorene Deiss - 337 290th St., Wilson, Wi
Dorene has been gardening for 41 years. She started with a huge vegetable garden and a few flowers. Her passion for flowers continues to grow. She has sun perennials, many annuals and lots of hydrangeas.  Dorene dries many of her flowers to use in arrangements.  It’s a challenge to work with her chickens too.

Gay Froeschle - 544 310th St., Wilson, WI
Gay’s gardens have grown from one little round circle perennial garden in 1988 to an acre plus of gardens. She started with a mail order package from Better Homes & Gardens and some diggings from “mom.”  Just collecting plants turned into a passion. Her goal has been to have constant color: something for every season. During July Orienpet Lilies steal the show. You will see a large variety of mostly sun perennials with some annuals, planters and fun homemade garden art scattered throughout. Lots to see, come, roam, sit and enjoy.

Clarice Fern - 2382 90th Ave., Baldwin
An active gardener at 89, Clarice has always had a love of flowers.  Her yard features perennials and annuals.  She farmed with her husband as well as was a nurse at the Baldwin Hospital.  She does all of her own yard work.

Dr. Earl and Elvera Jacot - 1490 9th Ave., Baldwin, WI
Our home was built in 1960 and the original design of the landscaped yard was done by Sargents Nursery of Red Wing MN, which gave it its flow with the use of evergreens and trees. Of course, like all gardens the yard has been a work in progress.  We were the 6th home in this Berkseth addition and built our home across the lot. Nearby homes built on lots higher than our lot, which created water control problems.  Landscaper’s AJ’s of Baldwin built a berm on the north side of our lot which remedied some of the problem.  Green Touch of Woodville helped us design and do the front of our house, which gave me a place to grow roses.   Rock Landscape & Gardens developed the berm in backyard to further control water runoff and beautify the gardens with large rocks, hostas, shrubs and perennials.  Landscape Professionals just dressed up the beds with mulch and shrubs that needed changing.  Yes, these many years have brought changes and we have loved our yard even with all its work.
I’m indebted to the Botany Belles and Beaus for my 49 years as a member and for all that I have learned and the fellowship of dear friends.

Debby Walters - 404 Walnut Dr., Woodville, WI
This garden just keeps growing.  It began with a few plants from Grandma’s garden (a peony, Hyperion daylily, tall garden phlox) and has expanded from there (two lots).  Daylilies are the favorites, but the garden contains a little bit of everything (sedums, coral bells, hostas, phlox, milkweed, lilies, etc.).  Recent years have brought about a greater awareness of the importance of habitat for birds and bees, so the garden is transitioning once again to include more native plants and shrubs.  As the 12” oaks have grown to 30’, more shade tolerant plants have been added.  The vegetable garden takes lower priority. The goals: color, habitat and having fun in the process!

On Saturday, July 14 take time to relax and wander through all or some of these delightful yards.  Ask questions, get ideas for your own yard, and enjoy the plants and color.  We’re looking forward to visiting with you.  If you have questions prior to the day, give 715-698-2981 a call.