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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Feb 24, 2012 7:19 PM CST
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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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!
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Feb 24, 2012 7:27 PM CST
Name: Sharon
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Feb 24, 2012 8:40 PM CST
Name: woofie
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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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Feb 24, 2012 11:52 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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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.
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Feb 25, 2012 1:12 AM CST
Name: Sharon
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Feb 25, 2012 5:34 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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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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Feb 25, 2012 10:51 AM CST
Name: Becky (Boo)
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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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Feb 25, 2012 10:56 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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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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Feb 25, 2012 12:21 PM CST
Name: Margaret
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Chris, your gardens are beautiful, Lovey dubby thanks for sharing.

Good job Sharon.
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Feb 25, 2012 12:28 PM CST
Name: Sharon
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Thanks Margaret!
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Feb 25, 2012 12:40 PM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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Yes, thanks Margaret! Might be my gardens, but Sharon is the best tour guide! Thumbs up
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Feb 25, 2012 1:04 PM CST
Name: Connie
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I loved the tour! So many colors and lush green in the background! Thanks Chris for sharing. Smiling
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Feb 25, 2012 1:06 PM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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Thank you Connie. In pictures from this coming summer there will be some lilies from you! Angel
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Feb 25, 2012 1:13 PM CST
Name: Connie
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Feb 25, 2012 3:00 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida (Zone 8a)
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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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Feb 25, 2012 3:10 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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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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Feb 25, 2012 5:26 PM CST
Name: Sandi
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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!
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Feb 25, 2012 5:44 PM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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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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Feb 27, 2012 3:10 AM CST
Name: Brenda
Santa Clarita, CA (Zone 9b)
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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!
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Feb 27, 2012 4:38 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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Hi Brenda, thanks! I think you got a lot more snow than we did this year though.

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