By Alexandra Dittrich

Pallavi welcomes friends, family, butterflies, and passersby alike to enjoy her garden.

"I live in Illinois in a suburb called Naperville . Chicago weather as everyone knows, we almost have 5-6 months of cold climate so summer really plays a special role for us. I enjoy my garden work—digging, watering, weeding, fertilizing, and those endless things you do to see those beautiful blooms.  I wait for spring to see the first blooms of crocus, daffodils, and then all those pink, white, red, and yellow tulips adding color to the garden which was otherwise dull with winter cold. Irises in purple, blu , white, yellow, and red then add their own glamor. Summer blooms are gorgeous with peonies in white, pink, and magenta; roses in red, orange, pink, purple, white, and yellow; and daylilies in yellow, orange, and red. Daisies grow wild near the mailbox greeting our mailman daily. I never imagined myself being such a passionate vivid gardener but when I see the results of my hard work, I do take pride in my efforts I put in to make this lovely nature around me more beautiful with colors, vibrant enough to get lots of compliments from friends and passersby.  It has become a place to visit for birds, butterflies, bees, and tiny little insects, making everyone happy in return. That's Pallavi's garden!"

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