Good Neighbor Award winners
The purpose of the Good Neighbor Award contest is to recognize home and business gardens for the special beauty they add to the community. The winners receive a certificate suitable for framing from the Nezperce Garden Club, signed by the Garden Clubs of Idaho State President and the Nezperce Garden Club President. A sign for either floral or vegetable garden is placed in the winning gardens.
It is especially gratifying to give the award this year because not only is the award called the good neighbor award but, the award was won by neighbors and good friends that have adjoining yards. On July 22, 2015 Dennis Baldus and Jenny Riener received the Good Neighbor Award for their flowers in front of their homes located at 413 ½ and 445 Main Street.
These friends and neighbors share with all the work that goes in to a successful flower garden. When one is not home the other will water or mow the lawn. They have a large variety of brightly colored flowers to attract hummingbirds and bumble bees and just enough shade from shrubs and trees to accent their yards. Jenny Riener and Dennis Baldus have done a marvelous job of making the town of Ferdinand a beautiful place to live.
Millie Wimer is the recipient of the Good Neighbor Award for her vegetable garden located at 200 First Avenue. Millie’s garden has large beautiful cabbage heads, potatoes, tomatoes, squash, onions, lettuce, tall corn, cucumbers, carrots, beets, dill, asparagus and rhubarb surrounded by fruit trees and raspberry canes. Millie’s vegetable garden is very well maintained and looks fantastic.
The Nezperce Garden Club would like to thank all nominees for allowing the judges to walk through their yards to look at their gardens. Also we would like to give a special thanks to all three judges for doing such a wonderful job of picking out our Good Neighbor Award winners this year.
Article submitted by Nezperce Garden Club Secretary, LeeAnn McMaster.
Jenny Riener and Dennis Baldus with their Good Neighbor Awards, top photo. In the middle photos is the Baldus yard while the lower photo shows the Riener yard..
Millie Wimer with the Good Neighbor Award for gardens. The lower photo shows her vegetable garden.