2017 Annual Garden Club BBQ at Lisa's, a fun time for all

It was great to get together with garden club members and Lucille's daughter Sue Segelstrom. Mark and Theresa came despite a very full schedule of getting ready for a family wedding and a trip to Maine where Mark will be starting school, not to mention a new job for Theresa. Congrats to the Riewestahl family and best of luck to Mark on this new chapter of his life! We will miss you at garden club Mark.

Conversation also included Becky's new digs on Mud Hen Lake, baby bunnies in Pam's zinnia planter, and who will be entering the county fair this year. Look for entries in the fair from Becky and Linnea, Rhonda and Sandy! Sunday afternoon is a great time to peruse the entries and prize awards.

In our garden club competitions, first prizes were awarded for best container garden to Sandy Hinrichs, and best arrangement of cut flowers to Georgianne Kleiss. Congratulations to Sandy and Georgianne. Second place was not awarded in the container garden category as has been the tradition as there were only three entries in that category but five entries in the cut flowers category. In the cut flowers category we hoped to give a second prize but there was a three-way tie for second place. The prize for second place will be equally divided between the two first place winners by decision of the quorum present at the event.

We were a group of 11 until Lisa's husband, Charlie, showed up at the perfect time to grab a quick bite to eat, take a group photo, then ferry some of us on a cruise of the lake. A big "Thank You" to Charlie Slater!

Here are a few snaps of the evening:

Linnea, Becky, Mark, Theresa, Georgianne and Lucille 

Theresa, Georgianne, Sue, Lucille, Rhonda and Lisa

A lovely spread. Blueberry pie was brought by Theresa
who picked the blueberries herself!

Enjoying the great weather on the deck with a big plate of food!

First place for cut flowers went to 
Georgianne for her dramatic presentation 
of zinneas and hydrangia

First place for container went to
Sandy for this planter of 
pink and white petunias and 
speckled caladium

Other Entries: 

Lucille's signature glads are always a joy

Pam's fairly garden 

This entry in a beautiful of pot by Linnea

And lots of color in arrangements by Rhonda, Becky 
and Pam

A group shot with Pam, Sandy, Becky, Rhonda, Lisa
Lucille, Theresa, Sue, Mark, Georgianne and Linnea!

Ready for a chilly cruise on the pontoon around the lake
Thanks you everyone for a fun evening! And a big "Thank You" to Lisa for hosting again this year--her 4th year of hosting this event. 


Annual August BBQ at Lisa's, Thursday, August 10 5:30 - dusk

Burnett Garden Club will meet at Lisa Slater's (see map below) on Thursday, August 10 at 5:30 for our annual BBQ. The club provides the meat, members should bring a dish to share. If you can not arrive at 5:30, come when you can. We want a good turnout!

Don't forget to bring your entry for the container garden and cut flowers competitions!!
1st and 2nd prizes will be awarded for best container gardens
1st prize will be awarded for best cut flower arrangement

Past entries/winners


Three Fabulous gardens!

Heavy overcast did not stop attendees of the 2017 Garden Club Community Garden Tour from thoroughly enjoying the three gardens we visited this year. Approximately 13 of us toured Julie Roberts', Jenn Doornink's and Rhonda Johnson's gardens. Here are a few snaps of the evening's tour.

Remember, you can click on pictures to get a bigger image.

Julie Roberts' Gardens

Julie's beautiful vegetable garden and potting shed
In front of the potting shed, Julie in the center with Sandy, Ruth,
Mary and Lucille to her right and Janet and Linnea on the left. 

I finally learned why these stakes have holes and hooks!!
Who knew! Well, Julie did, obviously! It's always great to
learn new things.

Cool cucumber trellis!

Noting many of the handy details in this great veggie garden

A fountain and a boardwalk around the house, some of my
favorite garden features!

Mary and Lucille enjoying the stroll around the house

Jenn Doornick's Gardens

Lushness and color are two of the outstanding features of Jenn's gardens

Jenn's gardens are all about color! 
These amazing day lilies dazzle the eye.

Kris and Jenn discussing this newest garden bed with the wonderful
rock edging

Georgianne, Ruth and Jenn 

A profusion of color and lushness

Rhonda Johnson's Gardens

The formal sweep of  this garden is set off with magnificent hosta. 

Rhonda uses empty space to accentuate the individual plants

Color and texture stand out against the white rails of the
wrap around porch

Purple, lavender and orange with a boarder of silver, beautiful!

Cutting garden with prairie wild flowers in the background

Another beautiful veggie garden! 

Tons of peas ready to pick! I enjoyed quite a large handful myself!

Can't get enough of this lavender and orange! Just beautiful!

Had to get a picture of  Rhonda next to the blue
of the wild chicory!

As usual, a wonderful spread of refreshments followed the tour (sorry, I forgot to get pictures). Thank you to Sandy, Charlene and Mary

Thank you to Linnea for organizing the tour and to the Julie, Jenn and Rhonda for sharing their magnificent gardens with us!!


Annual Community Garden Tour Detail

The weather is looking good for Thursday's garden tour. Overcast but no rain! So far anyway. That could change as we all well know. Carpool will meet at the Grantsburg High School at 5:15 hoping to be on the road by 5:25 to be at the first garden which is only a few blocks away by 5:30.

We will be visiting 3 gardens on the tour this year.

We will begin at Julie Roberts' 414 Madison Ave in Grantsburg (across from Linnea's house). We will expect to be there from 5:30 to about 6:15. Then we head over to Jenn Doornink's 22624 South Williams Rd from about 6:30-7:15. Then, we will have refreshments at Rhonda Johnson's 13035 State Road 48 after touring her gardens from about 7:30 to 8:15. These times are just a guess but if you are not able to make all the gardens it will at least give you an idea where we will be as the evening progresses.

All Garden Club events are open to the public! We also encourage members to bring friends and relatives to the tour. It is a fun event. Hope to see you all there!!


Mark you calendars for the Annual Garden Club Community Garden Tour!

The Annual Garden Club Community Garden Tour will be held Thursday, July 13, rain or shine (except lightening).  Carpool at the High School at 5:30 to share rides. 

Watch this blog for more details about the gardens we will be visiting. 

Here are a few pictures of past garden tours. 

Becky and Tim's 2010

Shirley Nelson 2012

Jacki Beckwith 2012 

Ruthie's 2013

Becky Lake's 2014

Sandra Harmon's 2014

Sue and Dean's 2015

Danielson's 2015

Faith Church Community Vegetable Garden 2015

Sandra Harmon's 2015
Mary Charmoli 2016