Outdoor enthusiasts have a chance to take part in the Sugarland Stroll Sunday when they view the gardens of selected residents living in and around the Sugarland Drive area. Homes featured on the tour, which is sponsored by the Washington Arts and Flowers Garden Club, include Jerry and Debbie Durnil, Bob and Kay Davis, Greg and Tammy Haag, Tom and Marsha Boyd, and Mark and Bonnie Jones.
Tickets can be purchased from any garden club member or at Hibbett Sports in advance for $8 or at any of the participating homes Sunday for $10. Official hours for the tour are 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
“Proceeds from the stroll go to help purchase flowers for Main Street, the Depot and Recyling Center as well as for our scholarship fund,” said Linda Cornelius, president of the garden club.
Also on the tour is the Indiana Department of Natural Resources weirdest tree is Daviess County, located at 254 E. 150 N., at the home of Sue and Larry Harper. The tree, pebbled with knot holes, is ideally named “I Drool”.
Several types of art will also be on display on the grounds of the Boyd’s pool house, located on CR 200 North. The pool house was constructed by D.C. Metals and was awarded the 2011 Atwood Award from Chief Builders. Both the building and the pool are heated by recycled motor oil from the Boyd’s machine shop. The grounds of the pool house feature blue holly, butterfly bushes, and beds of petunias in addition to the life-like palm trees and other plants.
The Bob and Kay Davis home at 44 Douglas Drive features over 100 rose bushes and many purple wave petunias in addition to ferns, many blooming hanging baskets and Gerber daisies among others. The home will also have Bob’s street rods on display. The Davis yard also features dahlias that reach up to 8 feet tall and many varieties of perennials.