This article originally appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of Northern Gardener.
“I just love the work you do at the horticultural society,” says Sharon Krumme, who recently made the decision to join the MSHS Heirloom Circle and include the society in her estate plan. Sharon, who is managing director of investments at Wells Fargo, understands the value of investing in the society’s future.
Active in her community, Sharon also serves on the Greening and Public Realm Committee of the Minneapolis Downtown Council. “I get so much pleasure out of my gardens that I feel it’s important to share that passion by promoting vibrant green spaces in our cities,” she says.
Empty-nesters, Sharon and her husband Ed live in Blaine, with plenty of space for Sharon’s beautiful flower gardens. “Ed takes care of the lawn and I’m the gardener,” she says. Sharon is a self-taught gardener who gets some of her inspiration from Northern Gardener magazine. “I like to read about the new introductions, see how others incorporate them into their gardens and try them in my own,” she says, “I’m always experimenting with new plants.”
The couple, who recently sold their cabin and additional gardens in Ely, are spending more time at their Blaine property, which includes a patio and fireplace. “I love to cook and entertain friends and family, and the outdoor space is especially important this summer. I’m also looking forward to trying some of those recipes you’re including in the magazine and e-news!”
For more information about the Heirloom Circle, please contact Diane at dduvall at northerngardener.org.