2022 Greeley Garden Tour set for Saturday with five gardens showcasing unique and clever landscaping ideas

The 29th annual Greeley Yard Tour is set to take put from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday with 5 distinctive gardens.

The gardens will showcase a varied collection of bouquets, vegetation, trees and shrubs as effectively as pergolas, waterfalls, yard décor and art.

Gardens consist of illustrations of drinking water-welcoming, semi-xeric and xeric crops with two of the gardens owning been participants in the city’s Daily life Immediately after Lawn Software that replaces turf with sustainable landscaping.

A pansy flag marks the spot of 1 of the gardens on the 2021 Greeley Yard Tour. (Tamara Markard/Personnel Reporter)

This year’s backyard tour will consider attendees to the yards of the following addresses:

  • Bruce and Lyn Carlisle, 2583 54th Ave.
  • Dean and Marsha Weber, 2505 55th Ave.
  • Josh and Laurie Watts, 2603 58th Ave.
  • Deb and Matt Martinez, 2016 27th St.
  • Karen Habig, 1221 18th St.

The Carlisles have been featured in the 2018 back garden tour, the place a hailstorm just times prior to the tour destroyed a whole lot of the couple’s tough function. Fortunately they experienced images of each individual garden mattress to exhibit attendees what their garden looked like right before Mother Nature’s wrath. This yr, the couple is keeping their fingers crossed and hoping for wonderful weather so that attendees on the tour can see their do the job in individual.

If you are intrigued in developing fruits and vegetables, safeguarding them from weather conditions and the globe of composting, then you will for positive want to test out Dean and Marsha Weber’s put Not only has the couple made tranquil and attractive landscaping, they have cleverly utilized pergolas and hail fabric to safeguard their vegetable garden and have crafted a compost set up.

Visitors on the 2019 Greeley Garden Tour check out some lush foliage at one of the garden stops. Gardens on the tour feature a variety of plants, flowers and yard art. (Greeley Tribune file photo)
Guests on the 2019 Greeley Back garden Tour check out out some lush foliage at one particular of the yard stops. Gardens on the tour function a selection of vegetation, flowers and yard artwork. (Greeley Tribune file picture)

For people who could be on the fence about transitioning their landscaping from turf to additional a water-welcoming surroundings, the John and Laurie Watts backyard is a fantastic area to see how to do this. The Watts took advantage of the city’s Everyday living After Lawn system to create a welcoming room to sit and enjoy potted flowers, chicken baths and fountains.

“John and Laurie Watts use a whole lot of repurposed items that they obtain on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace,” stated Pam Dorsett, president of the Greeley Morning Garden Club. “Those two are artistic and intelligent.”

Deb and Matt Martinez’s back garden is evidence that landscaping and gardening is an at any time-evolving course of action. The couple’s use of trees, shrubs and perennials exhibits newbie gardeners how to preserve color in their yards throughout the summer months and incorporate privacy. The couple’s most important challenge in gardening has been dealing with Japanese beetles.

Karen Habig’s garden will introduce website visitors not only to lovely landscaping, but enable them to see a household that is on the Greeley Historic Preservation Sign-up. Habig’s garden teaches attendees that you can even now have a magnificent yard even in lesser areas. Habig’s backyard garden is comprised of hydrangeas, early morning glories, creeping buttercup, lilac and far more. And like the Martinez pair, Habig has also battled with Japanese beetles.

“We have some really magnificent things this 12 months. It is knock-your-socks-off terrific,” Dorsett explained. “Even if you take just 1 or two items absent from these gardens, it’s a accomplishment.”

Attendees on the tour will have the prospect to meet up with the host gardener, back garden club users, grasp gardeners and tour volunteers to discover a lot more about the details of just about every back garden. Several of the gardens will also include dwell songs and artists executing are living paintings of the scenery.

The 2021 Greeley Garden Tour celebrated another successful event on Saturday, despite a bit of rain in the morning. (Tamara Markard/Staff Reporter)
The 2021 Greeley Garden Tour celebrated another productive event inspite of a bit of rain in the morning. (Tamara Markard/Employees Reporter)

Proceeds from the tour profit the Greeley Morning Garden Club’s group beautification initiatives all over the city. Some of the projects the club has overseen are sustaining the flowers in the Honor Star at Soldiers Subject at Linn Grove Cemetery, maintaining the Veterans Memorial at Bittersweet Park and upkeep on the perennial back garden beds at Centennial Library.

The back garden club is celebrating its 66th calendar year serving the neighborhood and welcomes customers of all ages and gardening skills.

Tickets for the tour are $15 for every person and can be bought on the net or at the following retailers:

  • Heat Hugs Mixes and Items Boutique, 809 10th St.
  • Pleased Lifestyle Gardens, 2000 37th St.
  • Lolly’s Hallmark, 2030 35th Ave., Suite D
  • Lincoln Park Emporium, 822 8th St.
  • Yarning by Carol at the Greeley Farmers’ Market, 902 7th Ave.

Admission to the tour can also be acquired with cash only at each of the gardens on the working day of the celebration.

For more facts, go to www.greeleygardenclub.com.