Mark and Cathy Sackett’s backyard is teeming with life.
Maple Grove gardens
The hot days in August always seem to take summer annuals to a point of exhaustion.
Jennifer Ebeling’s Maple Grove deck is as lush as the undergrowth of a Minnesota forest—not only with flowers, but with food. The master gardener simply walks a few feet from her kitchen to her deck door to gather the ingredients she needs for dinner. Large silver bowl in hand, she plucks away, a sprig of mint for fresh mojitos, some parsley—flat for cooking, curly to garnish the platter of pork.