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Hidden treasure marks garden spot on tour

Wednesday, June 9, 2004

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By MEG GREY

upandcomingkatie@hotmail.com

The garden of Glen and Evelyn Brown will be on this year's Garden Tour. Their home is at 4061 W SR 340. The garden was started seven years ago when some of the plants were grown from seed in the Brown's sunroom and then transplanted. Now the garden is thriving with an assortment of flowers, herbs and fruit trees that wrap around the front and back of the house.

The couple says their garden contains many hidden items that they put there purposely for others to find, such as stars used to hold up beams in a St. Louis building, birdhouses, a butterfly house, a mailbox for storage, various figurines and a sundial made by thier grandchildren. Don't miss the original outdoor barbecue pit from 1895 in the backyard and the New Guinea Orange Impatients sprouting from Hawaiian Lava Rock at the back door.

The Garden Tour is June 19 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. with an outdoor tea party and marketplace at Forest Park.

Tickets cost $5 and may be purchased at Sugar 'n' Spice Florist or any garden site the day of the tour. For more information phone Jan at 442-1423 or Vickie at 443-1844.



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