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Sherry's photos of her Michigan garden are exquisite. Stop in for a brief tour!

"My phone is filled with pictures of my loved ones, my family, the cats I rescue and my favorite baby, my garden. Like all proud momma's I thought I would share a few photos. My husband and I lived for 25 years, in a wonderful 1920s tudor that was a family home for 2 generations.  We moved in 2006 to provide a home where we did not have as many stairs or as much house maintenance.  I was sad to leave behind my garden of 25 years and yet excited to start a new one on a new construction site.  

I started this garden in 2010 with my front courtyard with a vase fountain, climbing hydrangeas, adding a back seating area garden also with a seating bench and a fountain the patio area of that seating are just glows with a planting of all gold Japanese forest grass and purple fountain beech.  Then in 2012 I added a garden shed, with covered dining and solar panels to offset my footprint and added a custom trellis to handle my espalier apples.  Now I am filling in with edibles like beautiful raspberry shortcake bushes that look great in the landscape, Strawberries, and other edibles.  Living in Michigan I am very fond of conifers and have found myself adding more every year.

I love Fine Gardening and Tauton Press resources and I hope you love the ideas I gained from your publications."

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Garden trellis, upper view.

Montgomery spruce and kousa in the back garden in the fall

Spring forest grass in the backyard shade garden

Siberian iris

Back fountain from above, in June 2015

All gold and rozanne, June 2015 (backyard)

Garden art

Shed front

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