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A birdbath, topped by a ring of dancing steel frogs, in Becky Harblin's garden
A birdbath, topped by a ring of dancing steel frogs, in Becky Harblin's garden

Art in the Garden

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Part of the fun of gardening in the North Country can be creating your own personal paradise. That's what makes each garden unique -- from a quaint cottage garden to a working farm with acres of vegetation. But what does it take to turn a gardener into an artist and a garden into a work of art? Open Studio co-hosts Beth Robinson and Hilary Oak recently joined gardener Becky Harblin at her West Potsdam farm in St. Lawrence County. It was just after a thunderstorm rumbled through and dropped buckets of rain. Becky's backyard and garden plots are filled with herbs, perennials, wildflowers and surrounded by sturdy stone walls. It's a place where everything comes together -- nature and art. Scattered among the garden "rooms" are her handmade sculptures.

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