This striking image from Kevin McKay of Plymouth named “Morning Sun Filtering Through the Trees” shows his mature shade garden with a koi pond surrounded by daylilies and grasses as well as Japanese maples and hydrangeas. His peaceful yard has been featured on a number of pond and garden tours. “The arch in the background was built by my father as a birthday present many years ago,” writes McKay via email. As this week’s winner of the Homestyle Garden photo contest, he’ll win a free home or garden book; he’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

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