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Roseland's Garden of Eden: Dykstra gardens in full bloom

Erica Dischino / Tribune A bench sits in the front portion of Bill and Helene Dykstra’s garden Monday in Roseland.1 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Little figurines are placed throughout the gardens creating miniature scenes of farms, beaches and even a beaver pond around the home of Bill and Helene Dykstra in rural Roseland. 2 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Flowers grow around rocks at Bill and Helene Dykstra’s garden Monday in Roseland.3 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune A butterfly feeds on a flower at Bill and Helene Dykstra’s garden Monday in Roseland.4 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Wax begonias wrap around a tree at the gardens of Bill and Helene Dykstra in rural Roseland. 5 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune A gazebo holds bags of hanging flowers at Dykstra’s gardens.6 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Gardens filled with a variety of plants, including both perennials and annuals, adorn nearly every inch of Bill and Helene Dykstra’s backyard in rural Roseland.7 / 7

ROSELAND — Bill and Helene Dykstra's garden is not a garden, but rather an oasis. Plants adorn nearly every inch of their backyard ranging from perennials to annuals. The couple pays great attention to detail with the flowers in perfect rows of pink and purple.

Little figurines are placed throughout, creating miniature scenes of farms, beaches and even a beaver pond.

The garden is open to the public for viewing from noon until dusk daily, weather permitting. To get there: take Kandiyohi County Road 5 south of Roseland for one mile, go east on 210th Avenue and turn south on 37th Street. Each turn is well signed.

The grounds are handicapped accessible.

Freewill donations for Guatemala are accepted.

Erica Dischino

Erica Dischino is the photographer for the West Central Tribune. Hailing from northern New Jersey, she graduated from Ithaca College in central New York with a bachelors in Journalism and Photography. Follow her on Instagram.

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