Do you have a plant for Freedom Park?

Village invites residents to contribute flowers, labor as part of community effort to decorate new garden

FREEDOM PARK FEATURES a colorful canopy. The perennial garden will be located on the west side of the canopy. Photo by Sam Arendt
By 
DAN BENSON
Ozaukee Press Staff

Fredonia residents are being invited to contribute plants from their own gardens to a perennial garden at the village’s new Freedom Park.

Village Trustee Jill Bertram, who is chairman of the village’s Parks Committee, came up with the idea “so people can feel they are part of the park,” she said.

Residents can bring their perennial plants to the park, located between Regal Drive and Fredonia Avenue near the post office, from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Bertram said she prefers residents to bring plants native to the area such as cone flowers, lupines and black-eyed susans.

“That way we won’t have a lot of upkeep,” she said. “But we’ll take whatever people want to bring. I don’t want to discourage anybody.”

Residents also are asked to bring shovels, rakes or other tools, although they’re not required.

The garden will be on the west side of the pavilion, which sports a multicolored canopy.

Bertram came up with the idea while working in her own garden.

“Every year, it changes and gets a little bit better,” she said. 

Residents will share the same experience, she said.

“It will be bright and with those kind of perennials, they flower at different stages. Even if we don’t fill it we can keep adding to it. We can do some more in the spring,” she said.

“I just want the community to come and be part of it and they can watch it grow and enjoy it for years to come.”

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