Sage & Snow Garden Club Gardens of Beauty - July 2021
by Sage & Snow Garden Club
July 21, 2021
July 9, 2021 - Julie Early and Barney Snyder, 40 Hay Meadow Drive, near Pinedale, are the Sage and Snow Garden Club’s second Garden of Beauty Award for 2021. Julie grew up on the Swain Ranch on the Green River. Most of her beautiful flowers, shrubs, and trees were transplanted from her childhood home and her mother, Edna Swain’s flower gardens. Scattered about her large landscaped yard are oriental poppies, lupine, lilies, delphiniums, cattails, tansy, Wood’s rose, flax, iris (including a beautiful white variety), Maltese cross, dames’ rocket, and Billy Wood’s flowers (named by Billy Wood who homesteaded the ranch). Julie and Barney transplanted gooseberries, honeysuckles, and chokecherries from the home place. Most of the trees came from the ranch as well: poplars, lodgepole pines, spruce, aspen, cottonwoods, and willows. The ranch washtub is full of violas and marigolds. Water troughs are filled with radishes, carrots, lettuce, strawberries, onions, zucchini, beets, and garlic. Julie’s greenhouse is full of mineral lick tubs and other containers growing tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, cucumbers, peas, climbing beans, roses, and her mother’s geraniums. The greenhouse is surrounded by pots of flowers, as well as a sunflower patch planted by her granddaughter, Daisy Early. Over the years, Julie and Barney have transformed a barren hay meadow into a beautiful botanical paradise.
July 16, 2021 - Dorothy and Wayne Fornstrom The Sage and Snow Garden Club has selected Dorothy and Wayne Fornstrom’s beautiful gardens at 39 Granite Lane as this week’s Garden of Beauty. Their grandsons, Danner and Dayson, enjoy playing in their beautiful and spacious backyard. Dorothy is a "little bit of everything" gardener. She has an herb garden in a wheelbarrow, lick tubs of cucumbers and potatoes, stock tanks with flowers and shrubs, and islands of trees. A border of sagebrush and potentillas, sprinkled with poppies, rhubarb, columbine, delphiniums, daisies, salvia, and iris surround the yard. Pots of colorful petunias, verbena, and geraniums adorn the shaded seating areas. Dorothy has an outdoor propagation station where she grows many native plants from seed to add to her gardens. However, many of the trees, shrubs, and flowers are seeded by the birds that visit her feeders and nest in the trees. The Garden Club has selected Dorothy and Wayne’s beautiful yard for the final stop on their Annual Garden Tour and Dinner, planned for Saturday, August 14.
July 23, 2021 - Michele and Bill Doyle The colorful array of flowers adorning the large deck and patio at 120 Fox Willow Drive in Pinedale earned the Sage and Snow Garden of Beauty Award for the week for gardeners Michele and Bill Doyle. They have created a spectacular display of container gardens, featuring marigolds, petunias, pansies, alyssum, lobelia, verbena, geraniums, daisies, and salvia. But even more noteworthy is their inclusion of some unusual flowers for our area: cannas, begonias, fuchsias, dahlias, geraniums, and mallow. The flowers are big and beautiful; and Michele attributes the growth to Black Gold potting soil, Miracle Grow fertilizer, plenty of water, and lots of love and care. The flowers attract hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies to their gardens, much to the enjoyment of the Doyles and their neighbors.