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Garden club recognizes four gardens

The garden of Maryann and Bob Nelson, 7880 Janero Ave., is framed by a wooden fence adorned with garden art and antiques. The garden is divided into sitting areas, each with its own personality. A variety of lilies were in bloom providing color in the well-designed garden. Shown are club member Shelly Elling, Maryann Nelson and Bob Nelson. Submitted photo1 / 4
Liz and Erik Svedin, 7725 Jeffrey Ave., have a variety of hydrangeas that add structure and color in their garden. Liz loves color and has blooms all summer. The bee balm was the showpiece of the garden tour. They also have herb pots that they can take inside during the winter. Shown are club member Jon Cheney and Liz Svedin. Submitted photo2 / 4
The garden of Rachel and Gary Weldon, 9195 79th Ave., is a sensory delight for walkers and bikers along 80th Street. Their perennial garden continues down the berm to the sidewalk. The large variety of perennials with annuals placed between them guarantees that there will always be something in bloom to catch the eye. Shown are club member Katie Jo Camacho and Rachel Weldon. Submitted photo3 / 4
Customers of Culver’s Restaurant, 7998 Hardwood Ave., can enjoy a beautiful garden as they approach the door. Employees plant and maintain the garden with plants selected by owner Ben Gathje. Employees recycle water from the steam tables into the garden. Shown are Gathje, club member Claudia Glass and general manager Donny Foster. Submitted photo4 / 4

Members of the Pineridge Garden Club in Cottage Grove recognized four area gardeners July 19 for their "efforts to beautify the community." Each received a Yard Award 2017 sign to be placed in their gardens.

Determining garden awards is the highlight of the club's year, according to organizers. Members enjoy viewing the gardens and collecting ideas for their own gardens. For details about the club, visit Membership is open to all.