2012 Community Pride Awards
The Hales Corners Environmental Committee is looking for a few enthusiastic gardeners.
Garden Awards were judged by the Environmental Committee according to established criteria throughout the 2012 growing season. The following sights received a Lawn Plaque & Ribbon commemorating their horticultural efforts.
The winners of 2012 floral gardens,
in no particular order, are:

Dennis and Ellen Miller
11043 Liberty ave.

Heirloom rose garden, semi-permeable lannon stone walkways, bird feeders and bird houses, composting, all of which are encouraged by the environmental committee. But, most striking is the curb appeal. This is simply a beautiful yard, nearly devoid of grass, Dennis and Elly's gardens showcase a wide variety of perennials and annual plantings. They wish they could move the house to a bigger yard and continue to expand the gardens.

Gregory and Linda Wilke
5201 Meadowlark Ln

Lots of annuals that are still in bloom. Outstanding first impression. Had to water everyday to keep plants flowering. Also have multiple bird feeders and bird houses. Hales corners does have hold Bird City Status, and catering to bird's needs is a plus. Linda was surprised to receive the award but like all the award winners looks forward to talking to you, and hopes someone can come back to take some challenging, but decent pictures in these last days of the season.

Eugene Haas
5607 S. 104th st.

Another impressive overall design, grassy walk ways that curve around the garden beds, arbor, and sculptures. Sadly, Eugene lost his wife Jean this past July. He noted however, Jean, who's passion was the inspiration for their gardens, would have been thrilled to receive the award.

The Vegetable Garden Winners:

John and Kathy Glembin
9214 W. Grange ave.

Because of their location, so close to Whitnall Park, John and Kathy had to build an eight foot fence around their vegetable garden to keep the deer from eating everything. The same Mother and fawn forage through their yard everyday like clockwork, and though their nice to look at, even the lower branches of the apple trees have to be protected.

John and Jean Eigenberger
11908 W. Woodside dr.

This couple would be interesting to talk to. John grew the tomatoes, but after awhile he realized the tomato baskets weren't going to be big enough to support the plants. He devises a system, using electrical conduit, where he could continue to add support as the tomatoes grew taller. Very unique.