The perfect lawn

The yard extraordinaire
 Phil Lovett takes the guesswork out of a perfect lawn

Lake of the Woods-Mabery Gelvin Gardens

      The Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden is located in Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve. Located just off Illinois Route 47 in Mahomet, Illinois, the garden boasts some of the most beautiful and diverse flora in East Central Illinois.  Local freelance photographer, Briana Bailey said she loves to take pictures at the gardens.
      “I love it because the scenery is so beautiful,” she said. “Everywhere you turn, you can find something that captures the beauty in East Central Illinois.”

Ms. Becky's Garden

Garden and home
    As much as her customers are the heart of her business, Ms. Becky’s garden can oftentimes be the heart of her home.  It reflects her style, her family and her love of all things growing.
    “She has always been a gardening expert,” said Sharon Buchanan of Mansfield.
Buchanan is a former colleague of Becky Smith.
    “I received many ‘starts’ for my garden from Becky.  She would have instructions for all of us, you know, tips to help get our own plants started.  She’s a real expert,” Buchanan said.

Jim Bier created a garden modeled on those he's admired in Japan.