|Circle Drive neighbors Bill Berneking & Diane Silikowski|
“The Circle Drive Triangle Neighborhood garden is the inspiration, dedication, and hard work of Diane Silikowski,” said neighbor Bill Berneking. “Diane has collected, dug, and planted, dozens of plants – extras from friends and neighbors’ gardens and rescues from the lots of tear-down houses.”
Until several years ago the triangle was an unkempt space of weeds, dandelions, and fallen tree branches, mowed now and then by the city.
three flowering peach trees many years ago to go with the several hackberrys planted by the city.
When Silikowski moved into the neighborhood a few years ago she saw a project.
“It’s a labor of love,” said Silikowski.
support of neighbors. Hostas, ferns, and lilies are accented by a variety of
shade-loving flowers including Igularia, hydrangea, phlox, primrose, ginger, and astilbe.
Berneking has a yard full of wildflowers and has moved many to the triangle. Springtime blooms include hepatica, bloodroot, bellwort, wood anemone, mayapple, columbine, Canada anemone, and even a trillium or two.
In addition to plant donations, neighbors have hauled wood chips from the city, contributed some annuals for color, added a couple of benches, and donated some solar lights.
“We have donations from many neighbors,” said Silikowski.
Although Berneking and Silikowski enjoy the project, they are seeking a little assistance from local officials.
“We’re hoping the City of Wayzata will help us water it,” added Silikowski.