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I stumbled upon this home while yard-saleing in Traverse City. I met the husband, Jerry, who works at Copy Central in town. He was gracious enough to indulge my gardening obsession and took me on a tour. He and his wife have been here nearly two decades and have poured their hearts & souls into their yard. They also love to share their passion, and enjoy giving tours to the occasional lookers-on. If you would like to see this home, I can give you a more specific location. In the meantime, I have a few photos here.
Enjoy!
-Whitney Miller (MGANM “Techie Chick”)

Perennial gardens

Perennial gardens

Homemade waterfall with koi pond

Homemade waterfall with koi pond

Backyard garden with up-cycled garden shed built by the owners

Backyard garden with up-cycled garden shed built by the owners

Inside the potting shed

Inside the potting shed

Coy pond

Koi pond

Home in Traverse City

Home in Traverse City

Home in Traverse City

Home in Traverse City

Home garden in Traverse City

Home garden in Traverse City

Perennial garden

Hummingbird Garden

Hummingbird Garden

The hummingbirds love this garden, which includes bee balm, crocosmia, phlox, native blue lobelia, and lilies. Photo submitted by MGANM member Peggi Tucker.

Tillandsia Silversword

Tillandsia Silversword

“Ahinahina” Bromeliad found only on top of Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii. Mature plants take up to 20 years to bloom with a three foot inflorescence. Photo submitted by MGANM member Nancy Denison.

Cordyline fruticosa, Ti

Cordyline fruticosa, Ti

“Hawaiian Good Luck Plant”. Native to parts of tropical Asia, Australia. Used in cooking, flower arrangement. Photo submitted by MGANM member Nancy Denison.

Mednilla Magnifica

Mednilla Magnifica

“Rose Grape” Perennial, evergreen shrub, native to the Philippines. Photo submitted by MGANM member Nancy Denison.

Vriesca

Vriesca

“King of the Bromeliads”

Etlingera "Elatior"

Etlingera “Elatior”

“Torch Ginger”. A coarse herb growing in large clumps of 9-18 feet. Photo submitted by MGANM member Nancy Dension.

Eucalyptus "Deglupta"

Eucalyptus “Deglupta”

Close image of the bark on the “Rainbow Eucalyptus”. Photo submitted by MGANM member Nancy Denison.

Eucalyptus "Deglupta"  Rainbow Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus “Deglupta” Rainbow Eucalyptus

Originally from Indonesia, it is now found on all Hawaiian Islands and other locales with warmer climates and high humidity. Photo submitted by MGANM member Nancy Denison

Alpinia Purpurata, Red Ginger

Alpinia Purpurata, Red Ginger

Introduced as an ornamental around 1928 and is now naturalized. Photo submitted by MGANM member Nancy Denison.

Heliconia "Sexy Pink"

Heliconia “Sexy Pink”

Grows 6-16 feet. Arrived in Maui as a mislabeled rhizome. Photo submitted by MGANM member Nancy Denison.

Heliconia "Citicorum"

Heliconia “Citicorum”

Indigenous to Amazon rain forests. Easily cultivated. Photo submitted by MGANM member Nancy Denison.

Noregelia "Unknown"

Noregelia “Unknown”

Grown naturally in rain forest lower levels on fallen trees or lower branches. Ranges from 4″ to 4′ in diameter. Photo submitted by MGANM member Nancy Denison.

7 month old Dahlia roots, Coastal NC

7 month old Dahlia roots, Coastal NC

In preparation for winter, these Dahlia roots were dug up for protective storage. Photo submitted by MGANM member Whitney Miller.

Hydrangea Macrophylla, "Peppermint Pattie"

Hydrangea Macrophylla, “Peppermint Pattie”

This cultivar was a one time distribution by Better Homes and Gardens through Lowe’s. Grown in coastal North Carolina. Photo submitted by MGANM member Whitney Miller.


Beautify–July/August 2013

Contents

REVOLUTIONARY GARDENS Past – Present – Future

REVOLUTIONARY GARDENS Past – Present – Future

Sunday Sept 29, 2013 – Thursday, Oct 3, 2013

Revolutionary Gardens Conference

This 4-day conference is a tax-deductible benefit event for the Botanical Garden Society of Northwest Michigan and will feature a series of lectures by internationally-known garden authors and designers Andrea Wulf, Peter Hatch and Warren Byrd.  You may register for single workshops, single days, or the complete conference.  Two special donor options are also available: Garden VIP and Garden Friend.  You may pay online through Pay Pal or send your check to: BGSNM, Box 1247, Traverse City, MI 49685-1247. Checks should be made payable to BGSNM.  Registrants can sign up for a variety of programs. Go to the BGS webpage to register, and/or click on the image for this article to take you to a copy of the full schedule.

Andrea Wulf

Andrea Wulf

One of the speakers at the upcoming “Revolutionary Gardeners Conference” is Andrea Wulf.

Trained as a design historian at the Royal College of Art in London, Andrea Wulf is a fulltime writer. She is the author of four books and writes for a number of papers, including the Wall Street Journal, LA Times, and Financial Times.

She has lectured to audiences at the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society in London along with the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia and Chicago Botanic Garden among many others.

As a three-time fellow of International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, Wulf is extremely familiar with American gardening history. One of Wulf’s books Founding Gardeners looks at Revolutionary America by focusing on the gardening of four of the Founding Fathers.

We are privileged to have such a powerful and passionate speaker here in Northern Michigan.

For the full schedule of lectures, click here.


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