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Nearly fifty years ago, Rick and his wife, Sheridan, bought an abandoned urban farmhouse on a long-neglected property and spent decades removing hundreds of volunteer trees and every weed known to man, creating beds, and installing ornamental and vegetable gardens that have grown and matured into a sedate sanctuary for birds and critters that draws visitors to explore the evolving beauty. 

Sheridan passed away several years ago, but Rick, a Master Gardener, continues to grow, nurture, and maintain the plantings in Kelian's Garden. He is also an author, musician, and an award-winning advertising photographer who has documented the evolution of this wonderland by creating stunning images of his flowers as they bloom throughout the growing seasons.

These are just a few examples of his work. For prints and merchandise, visit

    visit to view more of his photographs

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