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Dirt Therapy

Leader/Jessica Tanner
Roy and Anne Welling have been selected as this week’s Leader resident Green Arrow Award recipients for all their dedication to their beautiful home in Fielding.

Jessica Tanner
Leader Assistant Editor

Roy Welling of Fielding spent his entire life working in the dirt as a farmer. Now he does the same as a gardener. Although he says he knows very little about horticulture, he has managed to develop a gorgeous yard filled with perennials, decorative rock and plenty of shade to relax in.
Roy and Anne, 420 S. Center St., Fielding, have been nominated for the Leader residence Green Arrow Award. When asked how this felt, Roy said his first thought was, “You have got to be kidding.” He added, “We don’t try to win awards.  We just do it because we like to look at it and enjoy it.”
They both agreed there are many yards throughout the valley that look better than theirs. However, they are too modest. Take a stroll around their spacious yard and it is not hard to see why they were nominated.
In years past, they planted at least eight flats of annuals each year. However, their yard is now blooming with perennials that blossom at various times throughout the season so only a few annuals are needed. Beautiful daffodils, tulips, crocus, peonies, flowering bushes and day lilies fill the flowerbeds.
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