My friend, Diane, whose passion for the wild, Michigan garden burns as bright as her late summer lobelias bloom. I have posted many pictures of her garden on the Fleurdetroit Facebook page over the past seasons. I’ve tried to capture her zeal in each shot. Each patch , of her large peace of the county, carefully planted with natives to feed and shelter those creatures so many do not even see in their busy lives. Her meadow and bog gardens are a visual feast this time of the year. The butterflies in her yard rival those of the Amazon. I am always amazed at the diversity we have in Michigan when walking her gardens. Her thoughtful attention to the creatures’ needs has helped shape her property into one of my favorite local gardens to visit.

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