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Garden Tours: goldfinch4, Chris Rentmeister

By Sharon
February 25, 2012

It's exciting to look at beautiful gardens in the middle of winter. For our first tour of the new season we're taking you to Wisconsin to see the gardens of Chris Rentmeister. Her creative touch can be seen not only in the color combination of blooms, but also in the interesting garden art she shares with us. You're going to love what you see!

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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Feb 24, 2012 7:19 PM CST
Oh Chris - riot of color indeed! Your gardens are just beautiful! Thank you so much them with us Thumbs up

What a fun garden tour Sharon, thank you Hurray!
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Feb 24, 2012 7:27 PM CST
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Feb 24, 2012 8:40 PM CST
Oh my, that is really lovely! And your artwork is just wonderful! And, sigh, now I'm really wishing I'd gone ahead and got a Niobe off chefmike's co-op. Smiling
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 24, 2012 11:52 PM CST
Chris, I never tire of seeing your wonderful photographs. Such an amazing collection of color, size, texture and beauty.

Thank you so much Sharon for doing this Garden Tour.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Feb 25, 2012 1:12 AM CST
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Feb 25, 2012 5:34 AM CST
Vic, I love waking up in the morning and going out into all that color to see what is new every day. I can't help but being happy.

Woofie, clematis are great because of the height they add in a garden, and also because I can cover my ugly chain link fence with them. Hilarious! One can never have too many flowers!

Thank you Lynn. Gardens are a never ending process, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Yes, Sharon does such a great job with our garden tours! Group hug



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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Feb 25, 2012 10:51 AM CST
Chris, the colors of your flower plantings left me speechless. Almost. Whistling They are magnificent!!! Thanks for taking us on a tour . . .
WOW is your yard lush. Garden envy here.
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Feb 25, 2012 10:56 AM CST
Glad you enjoyed it Becky. Foliage is beautiful, and I do grow plants specifically for that reason, but I really have a weakness for gorgeous flowers. I have a few other gardens too that I didn't include in the tour because I didn't have any overall picture of those individual gardens.
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Feb 25, 2012 12:21 PM CST
Chris, your gardens are beautiful, Lovey dubby thanks for sharing.

Good job Sharon.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Feb 25, 2012 12:28 PM CST
Thanks Margaret!
Chris did all the work *Blush*
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Feb 25, 2012 12:40 PM CST
Yes, thanks Margaret! Might be my gardens, but Sharon is the best tour guide! Thumbs up
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Feb 25, 2012 1:04 PM CST
I loved the tour! So many colors and lush green in the background! Thanks Chris for sharing. Smiling
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Feb 25, 2012 1:06 PM CST
Thank you Connie. In pictures from this coming summer there will be some lilies from you! Angel
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Feb 25, 2012 1:13 PM CST
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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Feb 25, 2012 3:00 PM CST
Chris, dear girl, I think you have a most beautiful garden. Love all the bright happy colors and the artwork is gorgeous...
Love the tour..
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quietyard
Feb 25, 2012 3:10 PM CST
I love all the many colors in your beautiful gardens ! Plus the garden art adds a really creative touch. I really enjoyed the tour ! Hurray!
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 25, 2012 5:26 PM CST
I took the quick tour, but plan to come back to really study some of your garden areas. it's all quite stunning. You certainly have a gift for color combinations. I just love all the beautiful colors! I remember seeing some of the pics in postings, but putting them together as a walking tour is special. I will be back to take a peek more than once as I revamp my own garden. Lovely!
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Feb 25, 2012 5:44 PM CST
Thanks so much and am happy I'm able to share it with so many of you. Smiling It's my favorite place to be in the summer.
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Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
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bsavage
Feb 27, 2012 3:10 AM CST
What truly beautiful gardens you have created, Chris! On a cold winter night, you remind me that summer is coming! And you are in an even colder climate than me! I am inspired!
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Feb 27, 2012 4:38 AM CST
Hi Brenda, thanks! I think you got a lot more snow than we did this year though.
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