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Merle Peoples and Jonathan Parsons relocated to Haskins 18 months ago after living in West Toledo. The pair start many of their plants from seeds, and set out seedlings in the windowsill. They use the lace curtains to protect the plants from their cats.

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The pair have expanded the garden at their new home, a former personage, extensively. In addition to flowers, the pair also grow some food, including these strawberry plants.

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Mr. Parsons is cultivating a standardized Barberry Bush.

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The backyard contains a Magnolia tree.

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The men commissioned a gate for the side yard.

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The pair constructed raised beds for their front yard and planted Angelica, which will eventually cover the cinderblocks.

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The statue sitting atop a birdbath in the backyard has been in Parsons family since the 1800's.

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A statue sitting atop a birdbath.

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The men built elevated planters covered with a variety of Tulip colors.

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The yard contains Tulips in a variety of colors.

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Jonathan Parsons, left, and Merle Peoples, right, relocated to Haskins with their 18-month-old Maltese, King Charles Spaniel, and Shitzu mix, 18 months ago after living in West Toledo. The cat, a stray whom they named Bear, came with the house.

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The house sports a rounded back porch from which the main garden can be seen.

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The pair have expanded the garden at their new home, a former personage, extensively.

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Jonathan Parsons, left, and Merle Peoples, right, relocated to Haskins with their 18-month-old Maltese, King Charles Spaniel, and Shitzu mix, 18 months ago after living in West Toledo.

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The front yard is planted with Tulips.

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The backyard garden is divided into four quadrants, which include a patch of edible plants, flowers, herbs, and one patch where the former owners of the property will plant vegetables later in the season.

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The cat, a stray whom they named Bear, came with the house.

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The pair start many of their plants from seeds, and set out seedlings in the windowsill.

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The pair start their plants from seeds, and nurture dozens, including these Hibiscus Bobo, on the back porch.

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Heritage species Tulips grow near the back of the garden.

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In addition to flowers, the pair also grow some food, including asparagus.

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A side porch has been converted into a temporary growing area.

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