Williston prepares for its Auxiliary 24th Annual Garden Tour

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WILLISTON, N.D. - Gardeners at The Williston Auxiliary 24th Annual Garden Tour, will bring new creations to the yard, while proceeds will go toward new equipment at the hospital.

"It lets the community see the creativity and the hard labor of people who show gardens," said Marilyn McGinley, Annual Garden Tour public relations chairman.

The tour allows visitors to get inspiration for their own gardens and to see what their neighbors have done with their yards.

"We did a yard that has just a very common yard, so it gives people who come to see to come to view it a real good feeling of, 'I can do this,'" said McGinley.

Gardening is a way to communicate with nature. Patricia Lund has lived in the area close to 40 years and says gardening is somewhat therapeutic.

"I feel that working with nature is like painting a picture it’s like a work of art," said Lund, garden participant.

And with every art, there is a story behind it.

"They say "For every blossom, there is a berry." And those berries do drop and I found you better rake them up otherwise it ruins your grass," said Lund.

Keeping a beautiful and colorful garden is hard during this season, especially when the area is experiencing drought conditions.

"I keep them hydrated like people. Depends on the area they're in sometimes twice a day, sometimes once a day," said Lund.

Having a decorative yard can make a difference in the community.

"Williston supports everything and we are just very grateful to the community for helping support this," said McGinley.

Colorful flowers are sure to bring joy and life for a good cause. Tickets for the tour are 10 dollars and will start at 9 a.m. at The First Lutheran Church.