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Wheatland Garden Tour

Posted in Local, Photography by leahyetter on August 26, 2011

I attended the 3rd Annual Wheatland Green Harvest Festival Master Gardens Tour last week. I was so happy to go with my friends Clark and Lynette to discover these hidden gems.

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Click on these fresh veggies to view the entire garden tour.

Nancy Munier’s garden was quaint and ever so lovely. She walked us through her minty ground cover, around her pot and container gardens and through a trellis into a small veggie garden.

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Click on the black raspberry to view the entire garden tour.

Next we went to the garden of LeRoy Jons. He has installed a moveable tunnel greenhouse with berries and veggies planted inside. He also has a field of many types of berries and various vegetables. He was kind enough to let us taste the berries. MMM MMM.

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Click on the young eggplant to view the entire garden tour.

Our third stop was the High Tunnel Greenhouse near the fairgrounds Their main objective is to demonstrate the benefits of extending the growing season for vegetable production here in Wyoming. They are having quite the success. The peppers and eggplant are unbelievable.

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Click on the farm Fresh Produce to view the entire garden tour.

Taylor Bush is a junior in high school who started his garden 3 years ago. He says it beats having a “real job” so he can have time for school sports. He sells from his home as well as at the Farmers Market every Saturday in downtown Wheatland.

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Click on the sweet lily pads to view the entire garden tour.

I could have stayed in this oasis all day! Lee and Ellen really do have paradise in their backyard. We loved viewing her overgrown yet lovely greenhouse, fragrant herb garden, and the pond filled with lily pads.

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Click on the vineyard grapes to view the entire garden tour.

As the sun was going down, we puled into the driveway of Sally Sanchez, owner of the Sybille Canyon Vineyard. I was surprised to learn there is a vineyard in Wheatland. She has approximately 400 plants and is having great success. She says she is selling grapes by the “bucket” to local winemakers.

Click on any of these images to view more images captured from these marvelous gardens. It was very inspiring and who knows, I may try one next year.

Have a great weekend my friends. See you at the market!