She had a lot of wisdom and influence on our Master Gardener Volunteer group. Her passion for monarchs, pollinators, native plants, and all things gardening was felt by all who met her. She was a marvelous gardener. She freely shared her knowledge and experience. She did the Go Green presentation at Kids In the Garden this year. She charmed the kids into eating fresh lettuce. She was creative in reusing, recycling, and re-imagining all kinds of things that would go into her garden as well as the display garden.
She was the driving force behind the renovation of the Teaching and Display Garden's perennial beds into a Monarch Way Station. Her own Gardens on Golden Pond was a Monarch Way Station as well.
The Teaching and Display Gardens are a joint effort between the Spooner Agriculture Research Station, operated by the University of Wisconsin - Madison College of Agriculture and Life Science, the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension and area UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteers.
Open to the public for self-guided tours during day light hours seven days a week mid-May through mid-September.