Yee Lee, left, and her husband Bryan Johnsen pose for a portrait in the retaining wall feature with a 6-foot waterfall, spiral staircase and bridge that was built by Johnsen.

— Leila Navidi, Star Tribune

Champlin duo's massive garden grows into a budding business — and Beautiful Gardens winner

Yee Lee blossoms in her love for gardening while Bryan Johnsen is rooted in his love for building and landscaping.

A Minnesota florist's Beautiful Gardens winner is picture-perfect for weddings

The garden of Diana Weissenfluh in Zimmerman, Minn.

— Leila Navidi

Florist and Beautiful Gardens winner Diana Weissenfluh has hosted weddings on her picture-perfect Zimmerman property.

A tiny house with a giant garden feeds many mouths in Minneapolis

Jean Clough picks vegetables in her backyard garden.

— Leila Navidi, Star Tribune

Star Tribune Beautiful Gardens winner Jean Clough has wildflowers growing in the front and vegetables in the back. A meadow is dedicated to George Floyd.

Hopkins couple combine talents for Beautiful Gardens win

Bette takes the lead on the flowers, Curt the bonsais.

Skol! Beautiful Garden winners' landscape includes Vikings-themed patch

The Mankato garden that Sue and Bob Olson have created over the course of 24 years is a reflection of their life, good and bad.

Announcing the 6 winners of the 2023 Star Tribune Beautiful Gardens contest

Varying in size, variety and purpose, these six gardens offer beauty and inspiration.

Beautiful Gardens winner creates vibrant English cottage garden in south Minneapolis

Sandy Mangel's garden on a corner lot in Minneapolis is a day brightener for passersby.