I came across these photos I took a few springs ago while chaperoning my son's field trip to our local Sarett Nature Center's Butterfly House. I always take way to many pictures- as the butterflies' lazy flutter through the space is mesmerizing to me, each one a jewel to be discovered.
Each year I study the guide sheet, sure I'll remember which is an Admiral, which the Painted Lady...but alas, the names escape me, as ephermeral as the insects they describe. I stand at the nursery window, transfixed as they wiggle out of their transparent casings, slowly shaking out their crumpled wings, their legs stretching and antennae searching. The entire transformation process is a wonder for me to behold. I really could sit there all day...
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Anna and her husband Todd own Arcadia Gardens, LLC a Stevensville, MI based landscape design and build company. Her degree in Horticulture with a focus on landscape management from Michigan State University allows Anna to select plants specific to on-site conditions and with maintenance requirements that suit the client's needs. She is comfortable designing across a range of styles- from contemporary to classic- and makes a point include the client's input throughout the design process. She is an active member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and is serving as 2014 President of the APLD-Michigan Chapter. Anna has recently contributed to media such as "The Designer" and Gardendesign.com and is qualified to speak on a variety of topics from landscape design and maintenance to addressing local garden clubs and organizations.
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Stevensville, MI 49127