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Betty & Brent Cheney. Photo by Sage & Snow Garden Club.
Betty & Brent Cheney
Garden of Beauty - July 20, 2018. Photo courtesy Sage & Snow Garden Club

Suzy, Lars & Forest Michnevich. Photo by Sage & Snow Garden Club.
Suzy, Lars & Forest Michnevich
Garden of Beauty - July 13, 2018. Photo courtesy Sage & Snow Garden Club
Gardens of Beauty
July 25, 2018

During the summer, the Sage and Snow Garden Club highlights beautiful gardens around the Upper Green River Valley. The Garden Club works to promote and encourage an interest in gardening, the study of horticulture, the conservation of natural resources, the beautification of the community and raising the awareness of citizens of any age to the joys and rewards of gardening. Regular club meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Sublette County Weed & Pest Office, 12 S. Bench Rd. Pinedale. Membership is open to men and women who are full or part-time residents with or without gardening experience.

Garden of Beauty July 20, 2018
Betty and Brent Cheeney’s beautiful gardens at 128 South Bench Road near Pinedale have earned the Sage and Snow’s Garden of Beauty Award. Their greenhouses are brimming with tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, root crops, and salad greens. Onions and garlic are effectively used to deter aphids in greenhouse plants. Betty built one of the greenhouses from discarded gas line pipe. Large barrels filled with water collect and store heat during the day and dissipate the heat at night. Outside the greenhouses, the Cheeneys grow raspberries and strawberries in beds and potatoes in lick tubs. Their impeccably landscaped yard is adorned with peonies, roses, columbine, sunflowers, lilacs, honeysuckle, and native trees. They add interest to the landscaping with antiques, rocks, antlers, and yard art. Their creative energies produce a bounty of food and an abundance of beauty.

Garden Of Beauty - July 13, 2018
Suzy and Lars Michnevich, and their son Forrest, certainly deserve the Sage and Snow ‘s Garden of Beauty Award. Their expansive flower gardens, located at 88 Scab Creek Road and overlooking Silver Creek, are filled with many varieties of peonies and roses, as well as several species of perennial flowers, such as lupine, columbine, bleeding heart, delphinium, and Rocky Mountain penstemon. Besides flowers, they grow currants, sand cherries, crabapples, and a Sweet Sixteen apple. The vegetable garden is filled with garlic, shallots, leeks, potatoes, salad greens, and summer squash. Stock tanks and feed tubs are used to grow potatoes and strawberries. All the family is involved in starting over thirty varieties of tomatoes for transplanting into their two greenhouses. Tomatoes, tomatillos, cucumbers, peppers, watermelon, cantaloupe, and herbs fill every nook and cranny in the greenhouses. Lacewings and preying mantises keep the plants groomed and free of insect pests. If there is a chance a plant will grow in Sublette County, the Michneviches have tried it.

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