UMC Garden Tour this Saturday July 13, 2019 from 9 am to 3 pm.
By Ken DeLaat
“The garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature.” -Jeff Cox
Before I made any attempts at any level of gardening beyond the occasional cutting of grass, my view of gardens was somewhat indifferent. Oh, there was appreciation for the beauty to be sure, but never having really nestled my fingers in the dirt with much purpose any awareness of what it took to create that beauty just kind of evaded me.
Things like marriage and home ownership (especially marriage) eventually led to more personal exposure to the challenges involved in creating a desired atmosphere in an outdoor setting. These days a walk through an impressive piece of landscaping touches a deeper admiration for the results and particularly the efforts that led to the results.
And coming up is a chance to check out some local gardening gems.
This coming Saturday, July 13th (9am-3pm) the Fremont United Methodist Church Garden Tour and Salad Luncheon will be providing a quintet of local gardens geared toward providing a bit of horticultural happiness to visitors.
Gardens on the tour include:
Eric and Judy Renouf, 5850 W. 112th Fremont
Rosalie Muma, 1988 Cree Rd, Fremont
Ben and Linda Landheer, 7344 W. Lake Dr, Fremont
Ben Knapp, 5620 W 100th St. Fremont
Memorial Garden and Prayer Garden at Fremont United Methodist Church, 351 Butterfield St. Fremont
Tickets for the Garden Tour are $7.00 and include a complimentary refreshment and bar cookies at the church. Tickets for the garden tour are available at the church (351 Butterfield St. Fremont) and will be available the day of the event at each of the gardens
The Salad Luncheon is a separate price of $7.00 and includes a variety of salads and a ham sandwich. In addition you will find a variety of garden related craft items for sale and (of course) what would a church event be without the traditional bake sale?
This is a great event and a chance to see some of our area’s finest flora.
The bonus is that all proceeds go toward the mission projects supported by the United Methodist Women and the church.
Great gardens, good cause, and, from what I understand...
Some truly outstanding salads at the luncheon.
“A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.”-Liberty Hyde Bailey