Beauty Garden – August 20

The final beauty pageant from Sage and Snow Garden Club goes to Chris Thomas and Roy Barney, 96 Willow Lake near Pinnacle. Chris and Roy truly enjoy the beauty of nature in their spacious courtyard near Pin Creek. Pine, spruce, willow, and aspen trees dominate the landscape, but wild curves, strawberries, strawberries, strawberries, roses, and firewood are seen throughout the landscape. Chris and Roy’s courtyard is a truly interesting and creative collection of metal sculptures scattered among trees and open spaces. Most of the sculptures are “art” collected from real estate and antique shops, but Roy is a talented metal artist and has also created some large and impressive pieces. He made their verandah tables out of recycled metal, and Chris decorated the courtyard with beautiful white and purple petunia. Roy loves fruit-bearing trees and uses interesting branches to display a collection of birdhouses and old flower pots. To preserve the natural shape of the tree, it is best to keep the fallen branch in place. He sometimes raises fallen trees and keeps them in place to honor and admire old and mature trees in the area. Chris assembles old metal bed frames to create a seating area so that the goor can feel at home immediately. We made the beautiful courtyard of Chris and Roy a “great end” during the “beauty pageant” because it was not what we had found. Natalie Soresen, Carol Grims, Dorothy Fortstrom, Marlene Johnston, Arlinden McLalanlin and Al and Kathy Tabaski Beauty Committee are looking for unique gardens to share with the public, and we encourage others to do the same. Let us know if you find a beautiful garden that deserves recognition. We are listing in advance for next year, so if you have any comments for us, please contact Arlinda McLalen at 307-231-9402.

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