Georgetown Oasis

Oh, the surprises that await around every corner.

On a paint store errand this morning that turned into a bit of a field trip to the south end of town, I was introduced to Oasis Water Gardens in Georgetown where I met this turtle (and his more shy compatriot who mostly remained underwater). He was trying very hard to climb out of his pond to say hello.

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Oasis Water Gardens is just as it describes itself: ponds and pond plants and bird baths and frogs, a greenhouse (where the turtles hang out), and a garden store in the basement of an old bungalow, all set on a large, farm-like lot in the industrial part of Georgetown. It’s probably been much like this here ever since the bungalow was built in the 1920’s.

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Opened by owners Bob and Dianne Torgerson in this, their own backyard in 1988, Oasis Water Gardens is quintessential Georgetown. And, as the frogs in these parts will tell you, it’s water garden season, so maybe it’s time you got your own water garden going?

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