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Jeremy’s garden in Michigan

Today’s photos are from Christa Steenwyk in Michigan. She says, “I am posting on behalf of my co-worker, Jeremy Windemuller. Isn’t his garden spectacular? Jeremy is the Trial Manager at Walters Gardens, Inc., a wholesale perennial nursery in Zeeland, Michigan. He’s a busy man–he also sells perennials at the farmer’s market in Holland, Michigan, and is a landscape designer.

I think he does a great job at mixing shrubs, perennials, and annuals in the landscape. I love that he uses new and usual varieties—it really makes his garden stand apart from other gardens and gives it a modern look.

He’s also a father to four children, three girls and a boy. His oldest daughter Claira is pictured next to Hosta ‘Empress Wu’. His mom (who also works with me) describes his garden really well. She says Jeremy’s garden reminds her of an artist’s palette. The drifts of color make the garden flow and bring you around his entire house. You keep walking because you can’t wait to see what’s around the corner.”

Wow, Christa, Jeremy’s garden is a flower-packed wonder! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, and thanks to Jeremy, as well.

—-I’ve not been getting many submissions lately! Have we all lost our momentum in the heat of summer? I wanna see what’s shakin’ in your gardens, GPODers! Send me the goods! Email me at [email protected].—-

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    meander_michaele 06/19/2014

    Jeremy sounds like he has many blessings in his life and included in that list is a great friend like you, Christa. This garden definitely deserves sharing. There are so many wonderful combinations although I have to admit that the one that made me smile with extra delight is Empress Wu and her wee companion! Jeremy's home garden is certainly NOT an example of the "cobbler's family having no shoes". His knowledge and passion in his professional endeavors are being put to use beautifully on the home front..

  2. pattyspencer 06/19/2014

    Really nice. I would love coming home from work and walking up through a front yard that is just singing in color

  3. thevioletfern 06/19/2014

    I am "wu'd" - I have been lusting after Hosta Empress Wu and am blown away someone actually owns it and has it thriving in their garden. Although that beautiful Claira steals the show ... wonderful palette of color and texture! Love that spray of Russian Sage!

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      meander_michaele 06/19/2014

      Kathy, I have an Empress Wu in her second's not nearly the size of Jeremy's but seeing his, now I'm etxra excited.

      1. Meelianthus 06/19/2014

        Hello Meander ~ I just planted E. Wu this year and it has grown some but it wasn't much when I bought it. Did yours grow a great deal into this second year? They truly are exciting!

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          meander_michaele 06/19/2014

          No, Meelianthus, it did not increase in size dramatically for its second season in my garden. Fingers crossed, third year is the charm! I keep whispering sweet nothings in its ear and wooing the Wu with positive energy.

          1. Meelianthus 06/19/2014

            Thanks Meander, I am keeping a faithful watch on it - and I do know that eventually it will take over my smallish garden!

      2. thevioletfern 06/20/2014

        Why of course you do! I must order this plant for my new Hosta Row - but first Hosta Row needs a good weeding and mulching and edging ... oh my. I have made up my mind since you and Meelianthus (and Jeremy) are successful in growing her. I know she must have many rewards.

  4. GrannyMay 06/19/2014

    Christa thank you for sharing the photos of Jeremy's garden. It is a lovely showcase for his artistic talent as a landscape designer and highlights his knowledge of the plants suitable for his particular location. Congratulations Jeremy - you can indulge your passion for gardening in both your workday and at home.

  5. GrannyCC 06/19/2014

    Jeremy your garden is wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us through Christa. Love the Hosta with your darling Granddaughter.

  6. perenniallycrazy 06/20/2014

    Looks like Jeremy not only has the art masterfully executed but he's got the science down pat as well as the entire garden looks so vibrant and healthy. Has Claira considered becoming a poster child for the nursery? I bet any plant next to her would be flying through the door (Yeah, the photo seems like it was taken from the pages of Proven Winners.) Thanks for sharing Jeremy's beautiful garden Christa! I hope that Jeremy can stop by with a narrative for each of the photos.

  7. user-3519598 06/20/2014

    How beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

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