|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.”$2>
Until several years ago the triangle was an unkempt space of weeds, dandelions, and fallen tree branches, mowed now and then by the city.$2>
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.$2>
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.$2>
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.$2>