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Garden enthusiast Gwen Anderson stood Wednesday under the arbor at her north Br

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A labor of love can be seen in Gwen Anderson’s front yard in north Brainerd. 

Anderson says she’s not a master gardener, but seeing her charming flower garden filled with antiques, such as a table and chairs with a “lemonade for sale” sign, one would think so.

“It’s a passion of mine,” said Anderson. “My mom always had flower gardens and this garden is full of a lot of people’s flowers.”

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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