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Terri’s Garden in Michigan

Birdbaths by the lake

birdbath and pink flowers in a garden bed

We’re in Holland, Michigan, today visiting Terri Holden’s beautiful garden.

various foliage plants around a square birdbathIt’s a late summer day on the path through Terri’s garden that leads to Lake Macatawa. Terri says she enjoys water features in the garden and how the light reflects off the water in this birdbath.

small stone water fountain on edge of garden bedAnother small garden water feature, with a trickle of water flowing to add sound and movement

large ornamental grass growing around a small potted plant and garden gnomeJapanese hakone grass (Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’, Zones 5–9) wraps around a miniature hosta in a pot and a very sweet little garden gnome.

small water fountain with ornamental grass and small flowers aroundThis small water feature is surrounded by Heuchera ‘Timeless Night’ (Zones 4–9), a hellebore (Helleborus hybrid, Zones 4–9), and blue-eyed grass with one lingering flower (Sisyrinchium angustifolium ‘Lucerne’, Zones 5–9).

close up of bright red geraniumsTerri says enjoys geraniums (this one is a Pelargonium hybrid, Zones 9–11 or as an annual) because they never let you down!

close up of a few hosta varietiesThe hosta collection started with just five varieties but has grown to 25 different kinds of hostas.

close up of pink hydrangea with lake behindThis view out to Lake Macatawa looks over a hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 5–9). The blooms have faded on the hydrangea but are no less beautiful as they move into their fall and winter colors.

birdbath and pink flowers in a garden bedA tall stand of bright pink garden phlox (Phlox paniculata, Zones 4–8), their flowers reflecting in the still water of a birdbath, make a beautiful garden moment.

various hostas growing under a small treeA diversity of hostas lie under a weeping larch (Larix decidua ‘Pendula’, Zones 3–8).

white geranium in a container on a deckA spot to sit by another reliable geranium


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    treasuresmom 09/29/2023

    Love all the water features/birdbaths.

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    simplesue 09/29/2023

    Oh what pretty garden- full of little surprises everywhere with water features and statues. The Weeping Larch is fabulous- didn't even know they existed!
    All that garden beauty and a view of the lake- you've got it all!

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