West Bloomfield ‘Nirvana’ is this week’s photo winner

Maureen Feighan
The Detroit News

Ken and Lisa Fox have a simple, but fitting, word to describe their lovely, textured backyard in West Bloomfield: nirvana. Ken Fox snapped a photo of their garden that shows the deck surrounded by a variety of hostas, trees and other plants. Lisa Fox says their yard has been a work in progress since 1978. “We built the original deck ourselves and reconstructed it a few years ago,” wrote Fox in an email. “Everything we did ourselves except the pavers and the walnut and maple trees.” The Foxes’ photo, “Nirvana,” is this week’s winner of the Homestyle Garden Photo Contest. They’ll win a free home or garden book. They’ll also be a finalist for the grand prize at the end of the summer, a $100 English Gardens gift card. To enter your best garden photo, go to detroitnews.com/ gardenphotos or mail them to Homestyle Garden Photo Contest, 160 W. Fort, Detroit 48226.