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Sunnie Heddon
My blue tree.

In your garden: The Blue Tree Society

Make Fort Wayne the blue tree center of the world!

My sister, who lives in Grand Haven, Mich., started this crazy fad when a tree in her backyard died and she didn’t want to take it out. Out came the spray paint.

A friend liked her idea, so he created his own blue tree. Because they live in a popular tourist area, the local tour bus started making the blue tree a part of the sites to see on the route.

I had to join the club when one of my new trees didn’t make it. It’s been a fun conversation piece in my backyard.

Sunnie Heddon, Fort Wayne

Journey through gardening season with Rosa Salter Rodriguez (feature writer), Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer), Frank Noonan (copy editor) and Cathie Rowand (photographer)