Great Garden Photos

The best of our reader-submitted garden photos and stories

Last summer we asked you to send in photos and stories behind the gardens you’re most proud of. We received so many wonderful entries of well-loved gardens ­— big, small, colorful, tall, and some with stories that go back for generations. These are a few of our favorites.

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A Cheerful Sight

Jan Clark, Indian Trail, a member of Union Power Cooperative

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Welcome Blooms

Janis Harless, Jefferson, a member of Blue Ridge Energy

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Mountain Garden Volunteers

Katherine Shoffner, Boone, a member of Blue Ridge Energy

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A Spicy Crop

Michael Isley, Belews Creek, a member of EnergyUnited

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Flowers by the Sound

Victoria Byers, Kitty Hawk, a member of Blue Ridge Energy

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Garden Palette

Collette Anderson, Chapel Hill, a member of Piedmont Electric

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Busy Pollinators

Jonathan Young, Danbury, a member of EnergyUnited

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The Tomato Plant Next Door

Amy Johnson, Windsor, a member of Roanoke Electric

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Two Rows for Grandmother

Garret Bullard (age 12), Stedman, a member of South River EMC

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A Little Patch of Land

Bessie Stinson, Indian Trail, a member of Union Power Cooperative

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A Giant Among Castor Beans

Cindy Pyo, Fayetteville, a member of Lumbee River EMC

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Lifelong Gardener

Nancy Stanley, North Wilkesboro, a member of Surry-Yadkin EMC

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Abby at Work

Stacy Holloman, Seven Spring, a member of Tri-County EMC

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All About Peonies

Adriana Feng, Raleigh, a member of Wake Electric

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Canned Heat

Donna Griffith, Siler City, a member of Central EMC

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Muscadine Memories

Frankie Graham, Fayetteville, a member of Lumbee River EMC

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Rainy Day Lilies

Heike Annucci, Hudson, a member of Blue Ridge Energy

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Going Vertical

Jerry Talley, Concord, a member of Union Power

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For the Fairies

Rhiannon Bostic, Leland, a member of Brunswick Electric

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Backyard Oasis

Richard Stepputtis, Saint Clairsville (Ohio), a member of Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative

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Reclaimed Compound

Ronnie Davis, Hillsborough, a member of Piedmont EMC

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Phlox of Many Colors

Edith Webb, Highlands, a member of Haywood EMC

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From a Tiny Seed

Ed Miller, Dallas, a member of Rutherford EMC

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Nary a Weed

Nancy Ellis, Ramseur, a member of Randolph EMC

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What’s Old is New Again

Edit Arnette, Lenoir, a member of Blue Ridge Energy

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The Pardue Family Garden

Lyndsey Nichols (granddaughter of Jerry Pardue, Siloam, a member of Surry-Yadkin EMC)

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