My husband and I enjoy working in and developing our backyard shade garden. It includes elements of a formal garden with some whimsical garden art and a large area dedicated to wildlife. We moved into this home and began our garden in 1993 and since 1996 our garden has been certified with the National Wildlife Federation as a mini refuge for wildlife (certificate no. 18394). Through our landscaping and gardening we provide quality habitat – food, water, cover and places to raise young.

Homeowners:      Teresa & Fred Anderson

Address:  Norwich Avenue

Garden Age:  27  years


  • Trees:  
  • Shrubs: nandina, 
  • Vines: 
  • Perennials: hostas, ferns, irises, elephant ears, Ivy, lenten roses, may apples

Garden Philosophy:  Gardening is creating a personal space where you can decide how you want to cultivate your environment that is shared with the plants and animals in our world.


Favorite Garden Tip : Do your research. Ask neighbors about their plantings, visit garden centers and take advantage of their staff’s knowledge and expertise. Watch You Tube videos. And most importantly, join local Face Book gardening groups – their advice and friendship is priceless!

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