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'Amazing Vibrant Celebration of Colors' Wins Farmington Garden Club's Good Neighbor Contest

Gardens in Farmington and Farmington Hills will be on display during the club's Garden Walk on August 11.

Sam Tueni of Fleetwood St. in Farmington Hills took first place honors in the Farmington Garden Club's 25th annual Good Neighbor Garden Contest, recognizing the hard work of gardeners in the Farmington/Farmington Hills area.

Judges called Tueni's garden "an amazing vibrant celebration of colors. Everywhere you look in the front, back and side yards, plants are in the ground or in beautiful planters. Every so often, you will find a tomato or eggplant among the flowers."

Murphy Ayers, a resident on W. Lyman, earned second place with her garden of colorful annuals and perennials, as well as mature trees. "There is also a lovely fountain and many whimsical statues throughout the yard," the judges noted. 

Third place winner Lynn Bertera's garden on Springbrook has many unusual trees and shrubs as well as a wild flower garden. "There is also a beautiful gazebo that Lynn put together herself. What a great place to sit and read a book," the judges wrote. 

To see many of the gardens from our Good Neighbor Garden contest, including the first place winner, in person, attend the Farmington Garden Club's Garden Walk on Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Steinkopf Nursery beginning on Saturday, or on the day of the walk at the Warner Mansion.

For more information about the club or the walk, visit farmingtongardenclub.com or call Joann Jenkins at 248-474-0866. 

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