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Photo Contest: ‘Backyard Oasis’ features native plants

Lori Heiden’s “Backyard Oasis” in Farmington Hills has been 25 years in the making. “The past few years I’ve been focusing on creating a wildlife habitat to support birds, butterflies, and bees,” she writes via email. Native plants include milkweeds, asters, turtlehead, cimicifuga and coneflowers while fish, toads and frogs enjoy the lily pond, like an especially loud croaking frog affectionately known as Pitbull. As this week’s Garden Photo Contest winner, 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.