Gardens galore fill Wieners’ yard north of Sauk Centre
Nestled on a hill north of Sauk Centre is Joey and Loren Wiener’s home, surrounded by lush gardens full of a wide variety of flowers. Joey Wiener admits that she is a hosta nut.
“I have about 60 types of hostas,” she said. These range from the smallest varieties such as Mouse Ears and Dixie Chickadee to Komodo Dragon, which will grow up to five feet.
The Wieners moved this rock from their farm near Padua to their newly-built home north of Sauk Centre in 2000. One of its unique features is fossilized shells.
The Wiener gardens are only one location featured in the self-guided Garden Tour Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $7.50 from sponsors Tree Top Nursery and the Dairyland Peach. For more information, call the Peach at (320) 352-6569.
The Wieners farmed near Padua for more than 30 years on the farm where Loren grew up. Since it was a dairy farm, they had little time for hobby gardening. See more in Jennie Zeitler’s Dairyland Peach story.
PHOTO: Gardening and enjoying the results are very calming for Joey Wiener.