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The season of Fall brings out a variety of warm, vibrant colors to enhance the landscaping of many homes. For that very reason, Delphinium Garden Club has the opportunity to showcase several yards in our community with their annual garden tour.
This yearâs 11th annual tour, Celebrating Fall Gardens, will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m- 1 p.m. Tickets for the tour are $5 per person with children admitted free. Advanced tickets can be purchased from any Delphinium Garden Club member or by calling 338-6039. For last minute decisions, tickets are available at the tour homes on the day of the tour.
The Garden Tour services three purposes: (1) to showcase community memberâs homes, giving them recognition and a pat on the back for the time and effort put in to creating a beautiful environment, (2) to generate ideas for those that attend to incorporate in their own home landscaping and (3) to provide a fundraising event that will generate revenues to be returned in the form of city beautification projects.
Four families have volunteered to show their landscaping techniques for this yearâs tour. John and Linda OâLeary at 1217 N. Academy have purchased their home within recent years spending countless hours preparing a beautiful array of garden beds that surround the outer walls of their entire home. Nestled among the multitude of flowerbeds and quaint hide-a-ways are some very unique container and yard art features.
The corner home located at 721 NW 5th Street is owned by Rev. Gary and Joyce Holdeman who have resided there for only one year. Variegated Vinca Vine and English Ivy create a cool, comfortable environment entering their residence with a variety of colorful mums and flowering plants enhancing their back yard. Ask Gary about his petrified tropical fern and his water feature!
1818 N. Lelia is the home of David and Jennie Watkins providing a manicured front yard with a cozy front porch area. A yard theme focusing on birds is carried throughout the front and back areas with ceramic birds and bird related yard art on display. An inviting environment has been created with the back yard deck and large shade tree surrounded by numerous container gardening displays and plants.
It is obvious from the first glance at the home of Don and Joyce Johnson at 1702 Johnson that these two are project people. Their creative talents are evident from the front yard corner gardening display to the ongoing gardening features in their back yard. It was indicated that bare spots arenât acceptable, so the variety of plants displayed in beds as well as containers is endless.
So take a break from the usual weekend routines. Delphinium Garden Club invites you to relax and enjoy the homes of four families of our Guymon community who have created a residential environment they can take pride in.