August Garden of the Month
Final 2021 Garden of the Month announced from among Merrill’s many beautiful gardens
TINA L. SCOTT
The garden of Pam and Al Fox, 2601 W. Main Street in Merrill, has been named the Garden of the Month for August 2021, the final Garden of the Month for 2021. Each summer, the volunteers of Park City Gardens consider many beautiful properties in the city of Merrill for the Garden of the Month honor which is bestowed on three gardeners during the season, one each month for June, July, and August.
Pam and Al have a beautifully designed yard and flower gardens, said Linda Huss, one of the volunteers on the Garden of the Month selection committee.
“The lush lawn in front is embellished with beautiful flower gardens, accented in outdoor art representing days gone by,” Huss said. “As you exit your vehicle, you are welcomed by two beautiful flower gardens leading you to the beautiful back yard.”
“What you can’t see from the street,” she added, “is a beautiful back yard with a large shade tree that protects the gardens on the west side of the garage and shades a relaxing hammock hanging chair. The lush green of the corn stalks bordering the back yard highlights each of the gardens’ vibrant colors. The perfect place to enjoy a beautiful day.”
Huss shared a funny story the Fox’s shared with her when she visited with them to view their blooming beds. Many years ago when Pam wanted to start her beautiful gardens, Al had commented: “Don’t make the flowers suffer.” Apparently,he didn’t have much faith in her gardening skills.
“Well, she proved him wrong,” Huss said. “Congratulations to Pam and Al!”
Additional photos of the property can be seen on the Positively Merrill Facebook Page.
More beautiful gardens to tour
“Selecting the Garden of the Month this year was a very difficult and enjoyable experience,” Huss said. “There are so many beautiful gardens throughout the community of Merrill. We encourage everyone to take a drive and visit some of the beautiful ones we found along the way.”
She included a partial list of properties to consider viewing, both inside and outside of Merrill’s city limits. “Here is our list of some,” she said, “but not limited to just these. You will see many more along the way.”
• 811 Lake St.
• 1605 E. 9th St.
• 200 Cotter Avenue
• Glen Drive (almost to the end of the street)
• 408 E. 2nd Street
• 107 1/2 Polk Street
• 109 Polk Street
• 1805 W. Second Street
• 409 Schulz Street
• 1609 E. 1st Street
• N2609 East Shore Drive (Outside City Limits)
• N2715 East Shore Drive (Outside City Limits)
• N2659 East Shore Drive (Outside City Limits)
Now is the perfect time for a tour, Huss said. But “Don’t wait too long … fall is fast approaching.”