Web Extra: Made in the shade May 5, 2014 • Leave a CommentTo read the full article by Sandie Parrott on Michael Maitner’s garden, pick up a copy of the May, 2014 issue of Michigan Gardener in stores or find it in our digital edition. Captions and photos by Sandie Parrott Kay and Michael Maitner stand in the woodland garden next to a metal sculpture titled “Kinetic Mandala” by Steven Spiegel. Maitner built this bridge many years ago to add an Asian look, not to actually get anywhere. It bridges a dry stream bed. The color “green” actually comprises many different color variations. By using lots of them, as well as different leaf textures, shapes, and sizes, Michael Maitner has painted a lush, compelling landscape.