After 56 years in landscaping, the 88-year-old has his own dream garden | Leaf Probably

For 56 years, Bud Wiggins landscaped lots in homes and businesses in the Milwaukee area as the owner of Wiggins Landscape Contractors.

He laid out hundreds of concrete or asphalt driveways, laid decorative brick sidewalks and patios, built retaining walls and berms, and planted flowers, shrubs, and trees. He even tried his hand at holiday decorations.

He worked in all areas of his trade and employed between 40 and more than 70 workers.

But he never used his business to design his own home.

Instead, he retired 17 years ago, went out of business and auctioned off his equipment.

Bud Wiggins has created a low maintenance garden at his home in Menomonee Falls, as seen on June 15.  The former landscaper uses rocks, berms and plants to create privacy in his home.

Then, just a few months later, he found the perfect home in Menomonee Falls. So he rolled up his sleeves again and immersed himself in a two-year landscaping project to create the garden he had always dreamed of.

“When I retired, I had no idea where to move to. I lived in Milwaukee and was just starting to go out and look at real estate. I’ve looked everywhere. I even looked in other states.

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