Heather’s Michigan Garden 2022

I’m very happy today to share another season of Heather’s Garden in Michigan. Heather is married to my nephew James.  Photos today by Heather Murphy.  (Slight editing and mosaics by yours-truly.)  Thanks again Heather for your generosity.   For several weekends toward the end of May, Heather was working in the garden. First with her extensive perennials and then adding annuals. The overall effect is a lush green oasis in suburbia.

I love living in Florida and having tropical flowers, but I do miss the plants that are happy further north, like hostas, lilacs, and all the spring bulbs. I live vicariously through beautiful photos of northern gardens. Since I’ve spent time in Heather’s garden, I can tell you that it is a relaxing cozy place. Through the years since they bought the house, she has worked on developing her perennials while James usually has a wood working project for each year like building the barbecue stand or flower boxes. The end result is both beautiful and functional.

I hope you enjoyed this visit to an early garden in Michigan. I know in another month it will be even more beautiful.

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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

47 thoughts to “Heather’s Michigan Garden 2022”

  1. Thank you for sharing your family’s garden with us Carol. It is gorgeous and I enjoyed each and every photo. They inspire me! Your feed turned up in my email today for the first time in a long time. I am very happy about that. Thanks again for the help you gave me.

  2. Since I live in Ontario, Canada, I live right across the Detroit River from Michigan. A lot of these flowers and bushes are her in Ontario. Heather’ garden is absolutely brilliant. She also must have a green thumb. Well done Heather.

    Cruisin Paul

    1. Heather is a talented lady with great success with plants. You just want to sit and enjoy the lush landscape. I hope you have a good weekend Paul.

  3. I’m not sure how Heather managed to get that great a garden out of our Michigan spring but well done to her! And I think I’m back on your mailing list for the dailies! I got a message today.

  4. Wonderful photos of Heather’s Michigan Garden Carol. I’m like you and miss all the plants and greenery of those gardens further north. Love the old schoolhouse chair used as a plantstand. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Heather’s garden is lush, extravagant, well tended, and beautiful!! Thank you for posting her photos.

  6. What a beautiful garden with so many adorable little touches throughout. I love that metal planter with the butterfly picks.

  7. I’ve never been to the United States, so it’s lovely to visit your gardens vicariously as well. Summer must be a fulfilling time for gardeners . Thankyou for sharing your beautiful photos.

  8. What a beautiful and well tended garden ~ creative and love your collage of photos ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Me again!! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!! I hope you have a great weekend!!

  10. Carol – I love the blue columbines in the second photo. Overall, what really stood out to me is the variety of “lawn art”, such as the tin tub, the spigot with the bucket underneath and so on. It works together because it has a common thread – simply wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing with everyone at Mosaic Monday!

  11. Heather certainly has a beautiful and well tended garden! I can see she devotes a lot of loving care to her plants. Her lilac tree is gorgeous. I also love her coleus collection–they are perfect shade plants.

  12. What a beautiful yard your friends have. Especially the tree with the blue blooms – dreamy! And they have so many different blooms:) I need some friends like you have who send me pics, lol:) Have a fantastic week, Emille

  13. Thank you so much for sharing these lovely photos. Heather’s garden is such a lovely treasure. Living in the desert, this lush, gorgeous garden brings back so many fond memories of when I used to grow similar flowers!

    1. I understand as most of the flowers do not do well in semi-tropical and tropical Florida. I miss hostas!

  14. I do love your niece and nephew’s garden and yard. And of course I understand exactly what you mean about loving the warm tropical climate of Florida but missing those “up North” perennials and especially (for me anyway) the Spring flowers. (Even though we’re here in Oregon now, practically all of them were gone by the time we got here — at least we saw them last year when we stayed here. And like you I l experience Spring vicariously.) Thanks to you and Heather for sharing the beauty.

    1. I live vicariously through lots of blog posts with flowers, nature, and beautiful buildings. It’s a blog perk!

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