free viagara tretinoin metformin overseas pharmacy i need prednisone where to purchase can you get high off indomethacin 50 mg need ventolin prescription newest antidepressants on the market donde puedo comprar metformina buy genuine albendazole (zentel) online veterinary fluconazole from canada cialis costco sildenafil viagra in pakistan tadalafil vs tadacip vrai cialis en ligne livraison rapide arimidex shipping to australia purchase retin a online cytotec buy online uk viagra_in_usa serflo is product of which company elocon ointment for sale clomid fast shipping buy celestamine online pillule viagra buy cytotec online cheap solupred 20 mg prednisolone m?dicament cheap professional viagra clonidine online no prescription viagra online pharmacy 150 mg dapoxetine online obat metronidazole generic viagra deals brand cialis lilly online snorting metformin cheapest pfizer viagra pham drugs where to buy tri mix cipro mail order can i take cipr and cranbeery pills huge penis amitriptyline overnight, no rx prescriptionless cytotec purchase naproyxn from canada nizagara tablets phenegrin no script on line free hydrocodone samples imagenes de frases de futbol nexium generic without prescription generic viagras search mp3mobi xenical 60 mg loc:br tetracyclinein canada order estrace on line cialis precio de 20 mg en usa best price on cialis 5mg claravis cheap levitra 20 mg 256 cialis 100 mlg on line italia viagra in india bactrim over the counter protonix 20 mg buy where to buy nizagara buying authentic cialis actavis codeine cefalexim cephalexin 500mg sample best online pharmacy for generic viagra vigora 5000 in hindi how to buy clomid online no script viagra online without prescription non cript cialis dosage form cialis and premature ejaculation vidalista tadalafil compazine without prescription ezonlinepharmany augmentin 625 price in india can women use kamagra oral jelly hydrochlorothiazide no script over the counter viagra cvs best place to buy cialis online canada flagyl online no prescription viagra karachi stores levitra 20mg reviews buy clomid in the uk buy viagra in dubai buy viagra online fast delivery where can i buy orlistat how to buy viagra in macao cheap 5mg cialis albuterol inhaler price buy accutane uk the healthy man viagra lowest price for flovent hfa 110 mcg canada viagra no script suhagrat ka tarika btt sepins can you buy viagra in the bahamas viagra probe kostenlos cialis extra dosage brody stevens adderall without an rx in canada buy online pharmacy usa buy xenical orlistat 120mg eulexin 250mg colchicine 1mg can metronidazole throw off your period how was ampicillin discovered genrric sildalis cheap sildenafil 100mg where can i find tetracycline mirtazapin ohne rezept can strattera make you high comprar viagra en la india online brand cialis 20mg best price manfaat obat apo clopidogrel 75mg cheap buspirone buy diflifenac 50mg from spain buying prednisone without precision buy generic lexapro overnight dth 24 b kamal kunj generic viagra belize pastillas para abortar en usa omeprazole antibiotics without a prescrip can you get high meloxicam 15 mg albuterol sulfate no rx 585 cipa canadian approved pharmacies printable cialis coupon amoxicillin 500 online drug store hk online drugs cipro name brand viagara aurochem viagra retino ac gel review unprescribed viagra overnight viagra mn no prescription tadalafil paypal order brand name viagra online robaxin from candadian pharmacy tadalafilo madrid gabapentin buy how to get bactrim out of your system generic female cialis non prescription pharmacy in usa comprar cialis en washington cheap viagra without prescription citalopram express buy "vardenafil nhcl b20mg tab. sildenafila 50mg generico generic sildenafil tablets from india viagra tablets side effects pfizer brand viagra for sale synthroid no rx david tennant hair how much is 100mg of viagra compazine suppositories pharmacy antibiotic online mexico colchicine online canada euro medsonline cialis everyday loc:br generic viagra blue pill wiki silagra buy tadalafil overnight legitimate mexican pharmacies viagra fast delivery uk zovirax tablets mail order diphenhydramine canadian health buy clomid for men cheapest tadalafil 20mg cialis indian pharmacy international legal rx medications viagra pfizer kaufen where can i buy alli weight loss pills vips pharmacy safe website to buy generic viagra 98 pfizer pharmaceuticals generic viagra free or low cost cymbalta qnexa buy how much is flagyl at walmart best india pharmacy online 5mg prednisolone without px cost of celebrex without insurance buy coversyl in europe cialis super active kaufen www.pfitzer for brand pills non prescribed zovirax tablets how to use viagra for best results viagra package deal paxil lowest price nexium walmart price androgel,algodones amitriptyline 50 mg cheap weare buy viagra winnipeg order subutex online flagyl and birth control 466 primatene mist for sale canada antabuse rite aid buy genuine viagra antibiotics canada list of pharmacies in canada comprar viagra en puerto rico but lexapro without a script baclofen 20 mg street value kamagra in canada prednisone order mastercard best site to purchase cialis levitra vs. staxyn tadalafil generico paypal costco viagra price buy tadalafil using paypal when will alli be sold again buy clomid fertility pills cheap viagra master card payment cialis order from uk free viagra samples canada pills canadian pharmacy norx com esomeprazole canada online tadalafil 100 insurance cialis daily bhp cialis without prescription doxycycline generic cialis coupon cvs fluconazole tablet over the counter buy synthroid cheap online abilify cheap price the little blue pill healthpoint cialis_20mg_erfahrung levaquin lawsuit settlements amounts publix pharmacy diovan premarin without a prescription viagra order hong kong lotensin buy china pavitra rishta.citizen tv. buy prozac uk cialis dose size how much is abilify without insurance 2.5mg cialis canadian cialis 10mg or 20 mg online discount canadian pharmacy coumadin warfarin buy world best online pharmacy bangladeshi sex medicine name viagra paypal accepted canada prescription solutions pa forms how to get esomeprazole cipla sleeping pills list of canada rx elavil for sale without perscription furosemide and alcphol how to buy flagyl 500 mg kamatra drugs online no prescription generic cialis safety bluemountain pharmacy eli lilly cymbalta coupons brand viagra overnight no prescription sildenafil pfizer 100mg motrin 600 mg over the counter viagra precio dofil canadian pharmacy choice cialis 5 mg online avana cialis can cialis be purchased in ecuador trazodone 100 mg high generic viagra 25mg cheap nizagara serta concierge suite plush mattress low cost e d meds. 650 chopper yasminelle online my superbpharmacy greenvigra escrow refills online pharmacy accutane online canada viagraindia doxycycline cost buy strattera cefixime for sale buy cialis europe getting super p force overnight prints merck-medco mail order pharmacy street value of buspirone 15 mg real ambien 10mg without prescription long time sex medicine name generic drugs without prescription order cialis brand online canada cialis deutschland viagra for men online cialis order online next day delivery for toradol testim buy companzine online natural viagra substitute gnc buy prednisone order process order generic viagra usa vigra for sale in ireland fentanyl patches cheap prescription drug online stendra for sale finasteride no perscription daily cialis tadalafil generic 40 mg india lisinopril 20 mg side effects how to get viagra in tokyo maxifort northwest pharmacy free shipping code stromectol bestellen reliable viagra site combictic global caplet pvt ltd best online pharmacy online levitra paypal trentonin buy online buy maxifort indian pharmacy colchicine can you buy antibiotics online glucotrol xl without prescription acticin lexapro generic side effects levitra prices abortion pills in kenya best legal on line site to buy cialis india cialis generic buy celebrex no prescription cvs shopper puerto rico india levitra generic voltaren gel shortage mercury drug order online ist viagra rezeptfrei accutane online approved indian pharmacy tramadol cheap kamagra uk buy viagra no rx totifen sirop indication fusidic acid over the counter levitra online mountainwest westminster seminary anything like viagra over the counter prezzo del cialis originale cialis professional review dr. oz vigra and coffee osotrenytin prescription femara levittraohne rezept apotheke costco pharmacy price list buy doxycycline hyclate 100mg plavix75mg from india zestril without precription canadian drugs overnight cheapest price on cialis tetracycline 500mg for sale walmart pharmacy list amoxicillin for cats reviews on nizoral cream antivert otc egypt online drugs store sildenafil tablets to buy coversyl 5mg priligy rezeptfrei bestellen levitra 20 buy imiquimod cialis quick delivery prednisone maoi levothyroxine buy in england viagra and adderall voveran injection accutane pills dapoxetine on line viagra on line discounts free herbal viagra samples hard on power sildenafil 120mg real propecia from canadian pharmacy buy lipitor in morocco buy cheap online prescription viagra on line purchase cialis from singapore nolvadex brand for sale orlistat precio tinidazole dosage for dogs valtrex on sai trusted tablets viagra drugstore foundation without spf viagra vs proviagra viargra on line in ont. motilium buy misoprostol tablets online viagra 25 mg vs 100mg celebrex generic release date cvs cialis coupon xytrol for men dispensing viagra buy vigra generic cialis cipla order birth control online dutasteride bristol myers plavix coupons buy metronidazole 500mg viagra for sale no prescription canadian online phamacy cipro overnight sources for cialis tadalis uk dygoxin without a prescription cialis pills generic where to buy aricept in the uk female sex tablet name buy nitrofurantoin uk lopid 600 buy fentanyl powder online fluconazol and ovulation viagra billig online kaufen buy cheap generic cialis europe hydrochlorot 50mg no prescription ph pharmacy online buy generic prozac pharmacy in cancun airport cialis barato over the counter nexium equivalent ortho tri cyclen no prescription viagra tablets in pakistan urdu 466 primatene mist from canada clomid fertility drug alcohol puedo cialis homeopathic viagra free bonus cialis my canadian pharmacy ltd viagra 100mg mail order genuine viagra tablets cheap viagra super active cipla pharmaceuticals plavix south africa prices buy clomid online 50mg cialis sri lanka we're do i get viagra propecia bestellen mail order brand name viagra canadian rx 24 propecia cheap online amlodipine online no prescription buy syrup of ipecac online natural viagra gnc medicines online canadian cialis safety is primatene available in mexico canadian pharmacy online viagra acyclovir cream cytotec pills wholesale discount code allpillsshop prilosec 40 india no prescription sildenafilo ventas tadalafil 100mg reviews andkon where to buy letrozole trusted man meds viagra paypal us generic allegra d levitra online us pharmacy where eagles dare actress viagra online belgium ohne kreditkarte scabies ciproflox inflason prednisone provera without prescription tantalum menu 24 7 pharmacy in canada levitra overnight us women viagra name zidoval ingredients no prescription generic viagra cialis 20mg glaxo company swiss medical cialis kamagra oral jelly kaufen promethazine codeine cough syrup where to buy nolvadex online viagra pill prices where can i buy toporal xl vistaril side effects crestor medcin inpakistan ventolin evohaler 100 micrograms amoxil canada online asthma inhaler non prescription sialis tablets best place to buy viagra in uk terramycin ointment tadacip 20 canada buy triamterene online kmart generic drug list online pharmacy quick viagra online america cialis on line pharmacy pay pal viagra pour femme en pharmacie viagra online canada reliable antabuse australia quality rx supplier how much saraquills crestor 5mg tablets price online purchase silagra obat grafazol acheter viagra sans ordonnance american online pharmacy
Share this page on facebook
The glory of spring at Afterglow Farm PDF Print E-mail
Written by CAROL POMEDAY   
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 16:12

Spring in Bloom Garden Tour invites the public into the beauty of Afterglow Farm

    The nationally renowned gardens and verdant landscape of the one-time summer retreat of Milwaukee beer baron Joseph Uihlein in rural Port Washington are private and seldom seen by anyone besides the gardeners who maintain the grounds, the owners and their invited guests.

    But that will change for a day when the property will be opened for the Spring in Bloom Garden Tour.

    Visitors will be welcome at Afterglow Farm, which was developed in the 1930s by Joseph E. Uihlein, heir to the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co., and his wife Ilma, on Sunday, June 16.

    The Uihleins’ granddaughter Lynde Uihlein is making the 120-acre property and its gardens, which are featured in the Smithsonian Archives of American Gardens, available for Spring in Bloom to help raise money for the Port Washington Historical Society.

    She is one of the owners of Afterglow Farm and plans to be there for the tour.

    “It’s such a pleasure to see people enjoying the gardens,” Uihlein said.

    This will be only the second time Afterglow Farm has been open to the public. In 2011, it was part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program.

    Uihlein, who used to spend time in the summers on the farm with her grandparents, and her cousins now maintain the property with an emphasis on preserving and restoring the gardens, buildings, plants, trees, wildlife and ecology of the land. Only organic gardening methods are used.

    Afterglow Farm is located at 703 Hwy. P (Dixie Road) in the Town of Port Washington.

    Visitors will enjoy the carefully tended cottage-style gardens, including a circular enclosed perennial garden, along with prairie plantings, woodlands, ephemeral ponds teaming with frogs, turtles and other wildlife and a stroll down a ravine to the Lake Michigan beach.

    They will also learn the history of the property and can share their own memories of the land, which was transformed from farmland into a retreat by local farmers, masons, blacksmiths and craftsmen. Their children were often hired to do chores on the farm and swam, fished, hunted and ice skated on the ponds.

    Historians John and Jodi Eastberg will record visitors’ oral histories in a tent.

    “I’m hoping to learn more about the farm,” Uihlein said. “My cousins and I are so different in ages. My memories of my grandfather are so different from theirs.

    “I remember taking walks with him. He walked very slowly with a cane and he would talk about family and about history and gave lots and lots of advice, most of which I ignored to my detriment. He loved Heinemann chocolates and I loved chocolate, too, and he would always indulge me.

    “My grandmother in my memory was domestic. She was the gardener and raised  chickens. I loved to gather eggs with her.

    “She clucked over us like a mother hen.”

    Uihlein is hoping the heirloom peonies will be open during the tour.

    “They’re my favorites because they are the actual plants my grandmother planted,” Uihlein said. “But after this season, I’m happy for whatever we get.”

    The peonies, which are supported with twig trellises, can be found in the enclosed circle garden. Concentric gravel paths lead to a center fountain where goldfish swim. A large bear standard is at the top of the fountain.

    Magnolia, crab apple, paper-bark birch and gingko trees also grow in the circle garden, along with rhubarb, asparagus and other vegetables.  

    “We look for unusual varieties that people may not see anywhere else,” garden manager Dean Weigert said.

    The circle garden was where Ilma Uihlein grew fruits and vegetables that the family and guests enjoyed all summer, with the excess given away or canned and taken to the couple’s Milwaukee home.

    That garden is one of Weigert’s favorite spots to relax.

    “It is a sort of micro climate and things grow a little faster there,” he said. “I assume it’s because it’s enclosed and protected from winds and the stones in the path soak up the heat from the sun.”

    The ornate iron gateway to the garden was designed by Joseph Uihlein.

All the ironwork on the property was either found by Mr. Uihlein on his travels or designed by him.

    He also collected unusual rocks and crystals, many of which are embedded in concrete pillars, decorate a small footbridge and pond or tucked into gardens.

    When Lynde Uihlein was growing up, her grandparents had pigs, sheep, turkeys, a variety of waterfowl, peacocks and horses. Some of the animals were raised for meat. Now, Uihlein and her cousins protect the wildlife that inhabit the property.

    Christine Sobocinski is the wildlife steward as well as a gardener. She’s been busy trying to keep baby painted turtles safe, moving the 1-inch-long hatchlings out of harm’s way to the ponds they’re seeking and marking nesting areas so lawnmowers don’t destroy them. A gravel turtle nesting area was created near the main pond.

    Sobocinski also keeps inventories of migrating and resident birds, recording 100 different species so far, amphibians, reptiles, bats and other mammals.

    Many of the trees in the orchard were chosen for their benefit to wildlife, she said.

    John Poull, whose property on Forest Beach Road is surrounded by land owned by Lynde Uihlein, appreciates the work being done on the farm.

    “Nobody had taken care of it for a long time,” he said. “Lynde’s doing good work.”

    His late father Peter sold land to Joseph Uihlein for the farm and helped develop it.

    Mr. Uihlein frequently stopped to visit and eat meals at the Poull home, which is across the road from Afterglow Farm.        John Poull worked on the farm as a teenager and spent a lot of time hunting, fishing, trapping and ice skating with friends on the property.

    Dick Zahn of Port Washington and his sister Bonnie Kolinski of Oostburg, whose father Leo Zahn was the caretaker for 11 years, said it was the best place to grow up.

    The family lived on the upper level of the horse barn with horses in the lower level. The Zahns leased a pony that they kept on the farm until they moved.

    “I wish I was still there,” Kolinski said. “In my mind, I go back and rewalk all the paths. I took my husband to the last tour and he said, ‘Now I know why you garden the way you do.’

    “Mr. and Mrs. Uihlein — I thought of them as surrogate grandparents. He would sit me on his lap and say, ‘Tell me how you brush your teeth.’ I would tell him and he would give me candy.

    “I had some pet ducks that would come when I called.”

    The farm had everything a child could desire, Zahn said. He had a dog that followed him everywhere and he played with the children of local farmers.

    “We played baseball, rode bikes, trapped geese,” Zahn said.

    Bea Torke Funke said Joseph Uihlein’s frequent visits to her parents’ home changed her life.

    “He was the incentive for me to go to college,” she said. “He asked me where I was going to college, and when I shrugged my shoulders, he said, ‘Of course, you’re going to college.’ His goal was to promote the farm kids to go to college.”

    Her favorite quote from Mr. Uihlein is: “Don’t drink beer, it’s not good for you. But if you drink beer, drink Schlitz.”

    Spring in Bloom Garden Tour visitors can walk the property on self-guided tours using maps that will be provided, according to Jean Schanen, co-chair of the event,

    Schanen said that besides seeing the gardens, visitors can walk on marked paths to access the many features of the property, including the ponds and beach.

    Afterglow Farm will be open for the tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, rain or shine.


Image Information: Garden manager Dean Weigert stood in the circle garden at Afterglow Farm.       Photo by Sam Arendt

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet.