Ann McCormick has done a lot in just two summers! Edibles and flowers can indeed live in harmony.

"This is the second summer at our home in Big Lake, Minnesota. When we moved in the backyard had a garden that was indistinguishable from the weeds. I tore it out, saving a few perennials. That first summer, my husband and I built three raised beds and with the help of friends and family built a 10 x12 garden "shed." This summer we added two more raised beds, an arbor and small pond with fish. Edibles and flowers are coexisting beautifully. We have lots of color, birds and butterflies."

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