Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

House Visits Not Your Garden-Variety Tours.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Rozanna M. Martinez Of the Journal

Four private West Side gardens will open to the public Saturday. The Westside Gardens tour, sponsored by the Council of Albuquerque Garden Clubs, features four home gardens filled with various flowers and foliage in different landscape designs.

Tour guests will be greeted by two Russian sages, a crape myrtle, and a pinon pine upon entering the Ray and Carol Kriese home on Rio Trumperos NW.

Carol Kriese said she and her husband purchased the home in 1998 while living in Michigan.

While making arrangements to relocate, the front yard was landscaped and the Krieses reviewed pictures of the back yard to design a terraced yard for their home.

The Krieses moved into the home in 1999 and the planting and yard design began.

"We have a terraced back yard," Carol Kriese said. …

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