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‘Come Sit on the Bench’ weekly winner of photo contest

Jeanine Matlow
Special to The Detroit News

Although their garden is fairly new, Lynn Aytes and her husband, Jim, have done a lot of planting. They’ve also added benches to their South Lyon property for admiring the butterflies and hummingbirds in their organic garden that overlooks a small pond. Their strategy is “to plant two or three of one variety and if it makes it through the winter and thrives, plant more of it the following season in drifts to make a statement,” writes Lynn via email about her “Come Sit on the Bench” entry. She’ll win a free home or garden book; she’ll also be a finalist for the grand prize at the end of the summer, a $100 gift card to English Gardens along with a basket of gardening goodies. To enter your garden photo, go to detroitnews.com/ gardenphotos.