2017-07-09 / Insight

GARDENING Masters

Inset, Mary Paine,chairperson, DisplayGarden reads adecorative stone inone of the gardenbeds. It says, “Taketime to stop andsmell the flowers.”Inset, Mary Paine,
chairperson, Display
Garden reads a
decorative stone in
one of the garden
beds. It says, “Take
time to stop and
smell the flowers.”
A favorite pastime of hundreds of Lapeer County residents each summer is to get outdoors and enjoy their gardens — whether floral or for vegetables, herbs and other delicious seasonal produce and seasonings.

In addition to private backyard gardens, there are also numerous flower gardens and landscaping in public places tended to by local garden groups such as in front of the historic county courthouse or the County Complex Building in downtown Lapeer, public libraries and at schools across the county.

One of the hidden gems, though known to many who’ve had the pleasure of visiting it, is the Display Garden at the Lapeer County Medical Care Facility (Suncrest) lovingly cared for by the Master Gardeners of Lapeer County.

In today’s INSIGHT we visited with several local gardeners to share in their experience.

— Jeff Hogan Inset, Mary Paine, chairperson, Display Garden reads a decorative stone in one of the garden beds. It says, “Take time to stop and smell the flowers.”



Above, the entrance to the Display Garden on Suncrest welcomes all visitors. The path leads to the Japanese garden in the distance and is surrounded by some of the 16 garden beds along the way. Above, the entrance to the Display Garden on Suncrest welcomes all visitors. The path leads to the Japanese garden in the distance and is surrounded by some of the 16 garden beds along the way.

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