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updated: 7/8/2014 5:36 PM

Kane County Master Gardeners share their ideas

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  • Sarah Fellerer, right, program coordinator for the Kane County Master Gardeners, laughs with Jane Boffa of Geneva during Boffa's visit to thee gardeners' Idea Garden Tuesday in St. Charles. The Idea Garden features combinations of flowers, herbs and vegetables designed to replicate easily at home.

       Sarah Fellerer, right, program coordinator for the Kane County Master Gardeners, laughs with Jane Boffa of Geneva during Boffa's visit to thee gardeners' Idea Garden Tuesday in St. Charles. The Idea Garden features combinations of flowers, herbs and vegetables designed to replicate easily at home.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Kane County Master Gardener Susan Brauhn, right, of Batavia, shows her sister, Bonnie Fruendt, of St. Charles a recycled pallet garden Tuesday at the Idea Garden in St. Charles.

       Kane County Master Gardener Susan Brauhn, right, of Batavia, shows her sister, Bonnie Fruendt, of St. Charles a recycled pallet garden Tuesday at the Idea Garden in St. Charles.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

 
 

The Kane County Master Gardeners' Idea Garden provided inspiration for vegetation-loving visitors Tuesday in St. Charles.

The Idea Garden featured combinations of flowers, herbs and vegetables in eight projects designed to replicate easily at home. This year's gardens were planted with themes, including cocktail, marinara, "three sisters" and fantastic foliage.

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"The goal is to experiment and then share our ideas with the community," master gardener Margaret Ann Hass said.

The master gardeners also use many of the vegetables and plants grown in the garden in programs with area food pantries, schools and senior centers.

The garden is at the corner of Peck Road and Route 38. Two more similar sessions will be conducted this summer.

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