As a garden editor, I get to see pictures of amazing gardens every day at work. Interestingly, one of my favorites has never been published in one of our magazines. Instead, it comes from reader Sue Sikorski in Thunder Bay, Canada.
What’s especially impressive about it is that Sue has a real-world garden… She designed it herself, and did most of the heavy lifting — from tearing down a dilapidated garage where her future outdoor fireplace would go to planting a wonderfully diverse selection of annuals and perennials in her Zone 3 country-style garden.
Sue has also shared some great lessons about how she’s saved money while creating her garden. For example, a variety of salvaged objects, which she procured from garage sales and even her city’s landfill, act as garden ornaments.
Want to see more? Check out this slideshow – the world premier of her garden and features some “before” photos so you can see what she started with.
You can also chat with Sue on our garden discussion boards (she’s an active member).
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