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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Jul 18, 2014 1:59 AM CST
This is what I've just started working on to plant in the fall... Do you have a new garden area you're planning? Some spiffy new raised beds? Or??
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 18, 2014 3:29 AM CST
That's going to be nice, what are you going to have between them, grass? or pavers?
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jul 18, 2014 6:09 AM CST
That will be beautiful Sherri. At our last home, we had a rose garden like that -- except instead of two halves, we had four quarters and the beyond that we had four more corner sections. It was gorgeous. We had a concrete garden *goddess* in the center, with roses around her. Wish we had digital cameras back in those days -- I never took too many pictures in the days of film and developing, etc. Sad
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Region: California
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UndertheSun
Jul 18, 2014 10:30 AM CST
That is going to look great! I can't wait to see it develop!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jul 18, 2014 10:56 AM CST
me too!
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
Jul 18, 2014 11:07 AM CST
Tom, I'll use decomposed granite for the pathways. It compacts down nicely and makes an even surface to walk on. I've used it throughout the garden.. I'd be lynched if I planted more lawn in our drought. The area is hard as a rock and I'd like to put some water on it so I can dig, and get it prepped.

I wanted to do a labyrinth, but didn't have room due to the slope. Cutting the area into quarters took away space for several plants, and I couldn't let that happen Hilarious!

Mary Ann.. going digital has pretty much rocked my world... I used to be so fearful of taking a bad shot and wasting film, that I just didn't.. But while digital is so much easier to share, I miss the actual photographs and putting them into albums. On the other hand, I guess they're safe from catastrophe being up in the "cloud".
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 18, 2014 11:13 AM CST
They are safe if you make backups, but I still have some of them printed and put into albums, or I should say waiting to be put in albums!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jul 18, 2014 12:30 PM CST
Your garden is going to be so beautiful! I have never heard of the use of decomposed granite around here but it sounds great. I would love that for the walkway from my driveway to the front of the house. I will have to ask my landscaper friend if we have it around here.
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jul 18, 2014 1:18 PM CST
Tom -- how do you go about getting your digitals printed?
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 18, 2014 1:36 PM CST
You can just take your memory card to the photo processing place, and select the ones you want printed, or you can e-mail them to the processing place, or you can save them to a CD and take them to the processing place.
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
Jul 18, 2014 2:41 PM CST
Leslie, Decomposed granite is kind of buckskin colored. Sometimes it's called "fines". Has a similar texture to running tracks. You may have crushed bluerock, which is grey, in your area... It's also nice, and looks better with pea gravel.
Hard to get a good picture of the DG.. The color "softens" as it gets older..
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This is what it looks like brand new w/ brick edging.. (that was a pain)
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UndertheSun
Jul 18, 2014 4:07 PM CST
Your garden is amazing! Lovey dubby
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Jul 18, 2014 5:03 PM CST
Wow!
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South central PA (Zone 6a)
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DaveinPA
Jul 18, 2014 5:04 PM CST
Nice looking garden areas!
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jul 18, 2014 7:13 PM CST
Beautiful, Sherry. I've done a pathway like that -- bricks on an angle with fines as a pathway -- you're right. It's a pain. But pretty!! Lovey dubby
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jul 18, 2014 7:17 PM CST
Lovely, Sherry. Lovey dubby
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jul 18, 2014 8:47 PM CST
I agree
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
Jul 18, 2014 10:43 PM CST
Of course all I see are weeds and things that need doing. Hilarious!
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Jul 19, 2014 6:06 AM CST
Of course -- the fate of a gardener!!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jul 19, 2014 7:26 AM CST
Sherry - that pathway was worth all the pain. It is incredible.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield

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