By Kim Charles

Sherry Musci and her husband have created a colorful garden setting in NY state.

"My name is Sherry Musci and my husband and I live at the south end of Skaneateles Lake in New York. I consider myself a gardener, but weak in landscape design. I compensate for this with color and abundance. In July we had to leave our home and temporarily reside in Buffalo, NY, so I took pictures of my garden before we left to help me cope. I worried because this was an exceptionally dry summer and expected my garden to be a disaster. I was able to get home a few times and was pleasantly surprised so say the least how well my garden did on neglect. Sorry but I had to include a picture of my garden helper!"

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