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Weed It & Reap: Norma Stark

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A sign directs visitors to Norma's garden, which is 'Always Open.'

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A plaque in memory of the late Norma Stark greets visitors to her garden. The garden was build for meditation, in memory of Norma's parents, Norman and Anna Belle Swaisgood. Norma died in 2011. The garden is maintained by the Norma Stark Memory Garden and Labyrinth Foundation. Her husband Jim lives at the home.

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Alice Buehrle plants a coleus plant at the garden of the late Norma Stark in Perrysburg.

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A plaque in memory of the late Norma Stark greets visitors to her garden.

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Lorraine Caserta clears leaves from the garden of the late Norma Stark. The garden is maintained by the Norma Stark Memory Garden and Labyrinth Foundation. Lorraine is the foundation treasurer.

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Jim Stark walks across the labyrinth in the garden of his late wife, Norma Stark. The garden was build for meditation, in memory of Norma's parents, Norman and Anna Belle Swaisgood. Norma died in 2011.

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The centerpiece of the labyrinth in the garden of the late Norma Stark.

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The garden was build for meditation, in memory of Norma Stark's parents, Norman and Anna Belle Swaisgood. Norma died in 2011.

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A sign welcomes visitors to "The Garden" that Norma Stark built to honor her parents.

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A sculpture and stone maker in the garden of the late Norma Stark encourages meditation.

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A fountain near the entrance to the garden provides the soothing sound of falling water.

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Purple hyacinth and a red tulip bloom in Norma Stark's garden.

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