Garden of Beauty – July 16

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The Sage and Snow Garden Club has selected Dorothy and Wayne Fornstroms’ 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 its annual Garden Tour and Dinner, planned for Saturday, Aug. 14.