7th ANNUAL VELC GARDEN TOUR

 “Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they do not toil nor spin; yet I tell, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” Matthew 6:28

The 7th annual Vernon Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016.  10am – 4pm.

Four private gardens within driving distance of Mukwonago.   Tickets are $8 and will be available on the day of the walk at the church, S90 W27550 National Ave, Mukwonago.  For advance tickets call the church office at   262-363-7131.  A portion of the proceeds will go to the Mukwonago Food Pantry Resource Center.

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This year’s tour includes a feature garden, Heritage Flower Farm garden of Betty Adelman, which is an award-winning nursery growing more than 1,000 heirloom plants, providing their stories and spreading them to gardens from Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian and Canada’s Royal Botanic Garden.  This garden also showcases different feature gardens, such as a shaded garden walk, three rock gardens, an autumn garden, a boxwood garden, a vegetable garden, and a English garden.

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Gardening in a Mukwonago treasure of a home is Jim Hunnicutt who is a Watercolor Artist and Kevin Ylvisaker who is a Floral Design Trend Expert and Glass Artist. Together they combine their talents to create what can best be described as a random, carefree yard with multiple small gardens and also a whimsical garden railroad.

Take special care to look at how their artistic talents mirror their gardens.  Surprises around each corner.

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A short drive from the church will take to you Linda Juszczak’s pond and fountain garden which add charm to this varied garden.  Large beds of Hostas and perennial beds house easy to care for plants that attract butterflies and entice hummingbirds.  Each day some plant emerges, grows, opens, and rewards this yard with nature’s beauty.

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A bit longer drive through the scenic back roads takes you to Janet Kosut’s garden in Waterford.  This garden is a botanical splash of hundreds of plant cultivators located at a destination paradise in her modest corner cul-de-sac. The varying flora culture dazzles with color and texture. The deck and glazed stone patio is emboldened by container and basket gardens including her tropical collections. The water feature, including her fish and wildlife spaces, adds to the sights and sounds of the season.

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Update:

The Dry Creek Gardeners would like to express their gratitude to our church disciples, walk helpers, Mukwonago Food Pantry and the overall community for another successful garden walk in 2016.

We had a record sale of 186 tickets and a wonderful day to share with many who enjoyed God’s creations. Collecting funds is secondary to the love and fellowship that is shared with us. With your support we are able to donate funds to the Mukwonago Resource Center(20%), our own church building fund(%10), and the Tanzania auction in addition to keeping our outside front gardens looking well kept.

Our new plans this fall include enlarging the mosaic stone bed for a new spot lighting for the wall and adding some visual interest at the Mukwonago school entrance walkway.

We continue to seek helpers to join our walk planning and/or help main-tain on a minimal rotation the weeding/watering of our gardens. Please contact the church office if this touches your heart.