June 22, 2024

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Growing a garden to call home

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Growing a garden to call home


The lush gardens at the Midland Condominium Affiliation, 723 Hinman Ave. in southeast Evanston. Credit: Wendi Kromash

The Midland Condominium Affiliation, at 723 Hinman Ave. in southeast Evanston, is property for 27 households. The nearly 100-yr-old setting up is also house to a lively, colourful and visually intriguing back garden.

The back garden is locally renowned, so substantially so that upcoming year it will be one of the featured stops on the Evanston Yard Tour.

The garden extends from Hinman Avenue east into the courtyard place that serves as the communal issue of entry and departure for each individual house owner.

This labor of adore is nurtured and tended by many persons, but one particular central determine is Stuart Katz, former president of the apartment affiliation and at present the de facto head of the building’s garden committee.

Stuart Katz and Ingrid Koepcke are crucial gamers that assisted develop the gardens at their residence, Midland Condominium Affiliation, 723 Hinman Ave.. Credit rating: Wendi Kromash

Katz and Ingrid Koepcke, an active member of the garden committee, explained to the RoundTable how the garden arrived to be, what it requires to maintain on a yearly basis and how it’s employed by their neighbors. 

Katz, 1 of the two remaining primary homeowners from when the constructing was converted to a condominium, claimed the first backyard was quite straightforward: a succession of yews planted around the perimeter of the internal courtyard. 

Numerous many years in the past, prepandemic, the yews started off dying and needed to be eliminated. It was an possibility for the developing affiliation to start out around and style and design a backyard the homeowners desired.

Katz downloaded World-wide-web garden photographs and shared them with the committee. All these at the conference chosen the exact photograph. With that visual impression as a commencing point for common inspiration, Nature’s Perspective Landscaping was contacted and submitted a proposal to take away the yews and develop the width of the backyard garden.

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