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Weed It & Reap: Gary Reddish

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Reddish at the small pond he built, with his three-year-old Saint Bernard, Gracie.

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Reddish and his son, Max, installed pavers and constructed a sturdy trellis for a large trumpet vine for shade.

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A pot of moses-in-the-cradle (Tradescantia spathacea) on the patio of Gary and Debra Reddish at their East Toledo home.

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Reddish's raised pond with coy fish can be viewed from adjacent stone benches. THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH

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Baskets of geraniums with hanging vines provide a curtain between the driveway and patio.

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Baskets of geraniums with vines provide a makeshift curtain between the driveway and patio.

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The backyard.

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A structure that was once part of a jungle gym set for the children of Gary and Debra Reddish now holds a swing.

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Gary Reddish in the East Toledo backyard he loves to putter in.

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Gary Reddish built the patio and stairs in the backyard.

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Gary Reddish relaxing in his backyard oasis.

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Fred is the name Gary Reddish has dubbed this concrete dragon tucked into a corner of his yard.

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Gracie, the Reddish's three-year-old Saint Bernard, rests on the patio.

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Gary and Debra Reddish's Saint Bernard, Gracie, likes the coral bells.

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The home of Gary and Debra Reddish.

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Signs heralding the presence of a Saint Bernard.

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Gracie, a three-year-old Saint Bernard, makes her way into the sun.

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The Reddish backyard.

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The Reddish backyard.

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Gracie, the Reddish's three-year-old Saint Bernard, makes her way around the patio.

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Small evergreens, water hyacinth, and dwarf papyrus plants enhance the pond and waterfall he built on the patio.

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In the spring, this weeping cherry is covered with delicate blossoms.

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Morning autumn dew beads on the leaf of an elephant ear in a pot.

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Gracie, the Reddish's three-year-old Saint Bernard, makes her way around the patio.

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