Garden Photos forum: Foraygardengirl - problem #3 solved

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Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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foraygardengirl
Jun 23, 2014 2:15 PM CST
This project evolved over a period of three summers and solved several problems. My house is on a well-traveled corner, and I have no real back yard. So I have virtually no privacy. Also, I could not see either the border I installed along the alley, or the corner rock garden, from my house. So the first summer I installed a border along the top side of the corner rock garden, and at the end of the summer I decided to install an island bed using the “lasagna” method. It worked slick as a whistle. The next summer I installed a second island bed, also using the “lasagna” method. I now had a little area where I could sit, so I purchased some lawn furniture. The third year I decided to connect the two island beds, add a mulch path and seating area. I wanted this to be a very calm and restful area, so I relied more heavily on foliage than flowers. Here are the photos of what I think of as my secret garden:
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
Jun 23, 2014 2:19 PM CST
Very pretty and restful. Looks like you have solved a number of problems in a lovely way.
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Replace your lawn with a garden!
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Bee Lover Sedums
Hostas Dog Lover Xeriscape Region: Minnesota Heucheras Butterflies
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foraygardengirl
Jun 24, 2014 5:57 AM CST
Thanks Stilldew. Now if I could only figure out a solution to the problem of mosquitos!
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jun 24, 2014 10:44 AM CST
Bats !! they eat mosquitoes nodding

Nice garden
Do you have a photo of the mini fairy garden? *Blush* Trying to get a better view , but I can't find a way to look around things in the photo.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Replace your lawn with a garden!
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Bee Lover Sedums
Hostas Dog Lover Xeriscape Region: Minnesota Heucheras Butterflies
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foraygardengirl
Jun 24, 2014 10:54 AM CST
Here you go - should never have started this, it becomes addicting.
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
Native Plants and Wildflowers Critters Allowed Garden Procrastinator Herbs Vegetable Grower Plant Identifier
Organic Gardener Keeps Goats Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Composter Houseplants
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gardengus
Jun 24, 2014 11:32 AM CST
Oh so cute Smiling
Do you bring it inside for winter or just redo each spring?
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Replace your lawn with a garden!
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Bee Lover Sedums
Hostas Dog Lover Xeriscape Region: Minnesota Heucheras Butterflies
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foraygardengirl
Jun 24, 2014 11:40 AM CST
I bring it inside for the winter and then redo it every spring. This is the first year I put it in a container of sorts...before I had it right on the ground at the base of the tree. There is a little bird nest that I put in it that gets stolen by squirrels all the time because they must think it's an acorn! I generally find it laying on the ground a few feet away from the garden about half a dozen times every summer Hilarious!
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
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Name: Veronica
zone 5b
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indygardengal
Jun 26, 2014 4:29 AM CST
Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
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A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Replace your lawn with a garden!
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Bee Lover Sedums
Hostas Dog Lover Xeriscape Region: Minnesota Heucheras Butterflies
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foraygardengirl
Jun 26, 2014 6:17 AM CST
Thank you, Cinda and Veronica!
Love the "Dances with Dirt" moniker!
Jeanie
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.

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