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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Garden tour produces bumper crop of information


August 9, 2023

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Laura Ballou, co-owner of Oceanview Gardens, talks to visitors on a garden tour, explaining her work to grow flowers and other plants on the former sawmill property at 6 Mile.

Just like the gardens they visited, the number of people in attendance grew as last Sunday's garden tour progressed. About 15 people showed up at first, but that number had sprung up to 22 by the end.

Five gardens were visited during the nearly four-hour tour, with participants - both garden owners and visitors - sharing ideas, cultivating techniques and educating each other on what grows and what doesn't.

The tour was presented by the community garden committee to give growing enthusiasts a chance to ask questions they might not otherwise get the chance to ask. Four home gardens of various...

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