Pokey Wine and Roses Garden Walk is Friday

POCAHONTAS – Blooming roses and local wine will be featured at the Wine and Roses Garden Walk in Pocahontas Friday.

The event, sponsored by the Pocahontas Garden Club and Pocahontas County Master Gardeners, will feature Rosenberger Park and four local private gardens owned by Millie DeWall, Mike and Mary Kelly, Kevin and Lisa Martin, and Joan Winebrinner.

DeWall said she is excited to show her garden to visitors.

“Flowers are God’s gift to us,” DeWall said.

Among the many flowers already blooming in her garden are irises alongside a stone path that runs through her backyard.

Other gardens feature roses, intricate stone work and unique landscape ideas.

Mary Kelly said she is eager to see everyone else’s gardens.

“You’ll notice how different the gardens are.” Kelly said. “It’s amazing that people can have some of the same plants and the gardens can be different.”

Kelly’s garden, one of the stops on the tour, features around 30 different types of hostas.

“They’re fun to have and collect,” she said.

Kelly looks for different types of hostas to add to her garden every spring.

“They take care of themselves,” she said. “They multiply, and I can give lots away.”

“It’s a family garden,” Kelly said. “It’s a nice place for people to get together.”

“I feel a real comfort when I go in to the garden,” she said.

The walk is something for people to do while they’re in town for Pocahontas Heritage Days, she said.

The walk begins at 3 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m.

At the last stop on the walk there will be a wine tasting provided by Plum Creek Winery, of Algona.

The garden walk costs $5 and tickets are available at Faith and Floral, 207 N. Main St, Pocahontas.