Naperville Yard Tours, Native Plants & Gadgets Sale

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Date(s) - 08/5/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

Denise and Frank's


Please come and enjoy the native yards of two neighbors near Route 59 and the Tollway.  After touring these yards, native plants and lightly used garden gadgets will also be available for sale – perfect for the beginning gardener!

Denise and Frank’s side yard

Our first stop is Denise Sandoval and Frank Oboikovitz’s Yard.  It incorporates:

  • a prairie garden
  • rain gardens at all downspouts & sump pump
  • rain barrels
  • permeable walkways throughout
  • use of recycled materials
  • a native “fairy” garden
  • parkway garden
  • a pesticide free yard, and
  • front walkway garden started from plants and seeds collected from the Wild Ones seed exchange.

Denise and Frank purchased their ranch house in 1993.  Gardening ignited Denise’s interest in landscape design and volunteer work led to their involvement in native plants, local ecology, water conservation, and Wild Ones. Together they have slowly created this landscape from a blank canvas of sterile, high maintenance, weed free lawn.  It helps to have the camaraderie and education of fellow Wild Ones.

This will go from 9:30 to 10:15, and you will be able to ask Denise and Frank questions.  She will also have a few native plants for sale after the tour, but only until noon, with a portion of sales donated to Wild Ones Greater DuPage.  The house is turquoise and brown on the corner of Allister and Claymore Lanes.  

At 10:15, the tour proceeds to Bill and Leslie Levinson’s, only a short drive away.   Click link for route. Details of this second yard are here: Leslie and Bill’s Yard

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