Garden Club tour succeeds

To the editor:

The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club expresses appreciation and thanks to all who supported our recent annual garden tour. To the homeowners and gardeners who so graciously displayed your gardens to the public, thank you. We know that you lovingly tend your gardens routinely, and that you gave extra time and effort to showcase your gardens for our tour.

We also thank The Messenger and Twist and Shout for publicity and photo coverage, the businesses that allowed us to post fliers, Becker Garden Center for handling the advance tickets, and all who bought tickets to view the yards and gardens.

Congratulations to Jerry Eilers, who won the door prize of a solar light with hummingbird design.

Every year we seek gardens and yards for our tour. If you are interested in displaying your garden next year, please contact one of the garden tour committee members.

Profits from our Tour of Gardens and annual plant sale support many projects, including horticulture and landscape design scholarships, an Iowa Central scholarship, public landscaping in Fort Dodge (Armstrong and Oleson parks), gardening books for the local library, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens, the Iowa Arboretum at Luther, our local flower show, and many more projects.

2014 Garden Tour Committee

Loretta Daisy

Marilyn Peterson-Shipp

Barb Gollob

Sally Allard

Judith Walrod

Diane Larson

Johanna Fawcett

Jan Krass