Koester House Museum & Gardens

Multi-colored petunias, red coleus, purple lantana and lime green sweet potato vine decorate the Koester House Muesum & Gardens. It is easy to imagine chicks peeping in the coop attached to the ice house, fried chicken sizzling on the wood-burning stove in the summer kitchen and children swinging on the gate.

Last Friday my wife, Anneke, and I drove the hour drive north to Marysville. I wanted to see how the long day of hard work by the volunteers in the gardens of the Koester House Museum & Gardens had stood up to the rain.

With a few dry, sunny days, I expected that plants would show themselves at their best.