Gardening with Micki: Wilcoxen enlightens Muskogee Garden Club with artful ideas | Lifestyles

Joan Wilcoxen and her husband, Eddie, have been decorating their gardens with a variety of yard art for as extended as they can recall. 

When Joan Wilcoxen spoke to the Muskogee Backyard garden Club users not long ago, she shared a assortment of creative experiences that have enhanced their Tenkiller Lake-aspect yard in Cherokee County. The array of thoughts from found objects, sculpture and handmade items they have adapted to their backyard garden was pretty spectacular.

They commenced their backyard garden decorating at their preceding household in Altus just before moving to the Tahlequah area quite a few years ago to be closer to household. Their existing yard is filed with a wide variety of trees, shrubs and bouquets, all decorated with identified or handmade objects others could possibly have tossed as worthless. 

Joan shared how she and Eddie can see past a exhausted yard ornament to make it attractive and useful again. No small feat, but they adore the challenge of having any present yard feature and enhancing its beauty and worthy of.

Their numerous yard renovation jobs have embellished the resourceful spirit and whimsical character of their hillside back garden, which slopes down to an edge of Tenkiller Lake, supplying a soothing and contrasting see from their backyard. Owning relished lunch at their dwelling and toured the garden several yrs back, it was exciting to see the pleasant features they have extra, even an outdoor kitchen.

Its great for entertaining pals and loved ones who stay close by.

For all those curious and major gardeners eager to adapt Joan’s artistic thoughts, she gave great advice about products and solutions that operate perfectly for generating sculptures and yard ideas that will survive Oklahoma’s ever-changing climate. Among the those people products have been caulking and wooden glues, as effectively as solvents and cement. 

She and Eddie have also employed weatherproof paper and fabrics for yard and house accessories.

The final result of Joan’s creative talents and Eddie’s skillful development skills has designed an impressive flower and vegetable backyard. It also characteristics a clever variety of garden figures and add-ons, accenting the existing trees and shrubs that improve this lakeside environment.

There are also magical make-think alligators and peacocks, cranes, even sleeping angels. It’s impossible to tour this back garden devoid of appreciating the expertise and innovative humor this few shares as they proceed to enrich their backyard garden.

Micki J. Shelton is a Muskogee indigenous and master gardener.