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Mercer garden tour features five impressive properties


July 29, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

THE GARDENS at 6390 N. County H in Mercer are a study in controlled beauty, featuring a flawless vegetable garden and a manicured collection of flowers and complementary signage. Doreen and Norman McKindles shared their lakeside land as part of Saturday's Woods and Blooms Garden Club in Mercer. Surveying blossoms are, from left, Erin Bailey of Wausau, Wis., and garden club historian Ginny Kemplin.


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MERCER - When most people think of gardens, they envision flowers and vegetables, but five properties in a Saturday garden show in Mercer illustrated just how many other elements can be incorporated to create an artistic effect.

The Woods and Blooms Garden Club sponsored the self-guided event, complete with maps, in part to share the beauty of each site and in part to raise funds for the club's causes.

The property of Carol and Darrell Swearingen on Swearingen Road is a shining example of how found art can make a strategic statement among flowers, tr...

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