Local Couple Recreates European-Style Garden at Their Waconia Home
A local couple was so inspired by the lush gardens of Europe that they created one around their house in Waconia.
According to the Star Tribune, Karen and Emery Koenig created their home garden using their 10-year stint in Switzerland as inspiration. Now it’s one of six gardens recognized by the Star Tribune’s home and garden section.
“In Switzerland, our family spent many, many hours in our backyard simply enjoying the quiet, peaceful immersion in a natural setting,” Emery told the newspaper. “Coming back to Minnesota, we really wanted to continue to enjoy our backyard in a similar way.”
The couple purchased their home while still in Switzerland, assuming it would be a vacation home, but once they moved to Minnesota and it became their permanent home, they began slowly turning their garden into the sanctuary of their dreams.
Check out the photos of the garden, and read more here.
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This local update courtesy of your Waconia Community Expert.