Karen Atkins is the owner of Proper Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She designed the Victorian Gardens for the Merrick Art Gallery, the Pioneer Entrance Garden for Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, and many award-winning gardens for residential clients. Karen loves to help and hear from other gardeners.

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Thank you Leslie Library!
by Karen Atkins - posted 04/16/14

Dear Head Librarian, Barb, at Leslie Library:

Thank you for taking such good care of me and for assembling such a nice group of gardeners. We talked about ensuring a continuous succession of bloom and creating winter interest. These are important subjects, in Michigan for your quality of life.

The cover picture for this blog illustrates a great companion planting and a quick way to double your blooms.

Thank you for having me - the email checklists will be sent out today.




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