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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Apr 9, 2015 5:15 PM CST
Gorgeous weather today brought out lots of blooms, so I'd like to invite you all to join me on a stroll. Lets say you've just gotten out of your car, at the top of the driveway. You're approaching the house and are greeted by the entrance beds, that I call "Jan's Garden", a memorial to a dear friend.
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Walk slowly, and look down, there are a lot of little treasures along the way...
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The original part of this house was a 2 room log cabin, and it has been built onto several times, and strange, but charming quirks emerged as a result. One of which is that there are 2 side walks leading to the entrance. Quirky certainly works for me, so I went with it, and used the walkways for lots of little plants to appreciate closely. First we see Crocus foliage maturing, Lamium, Erlicheer daffodils, Virginia bluebells, Siberian Irises, and Lathyrus vernus.
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Ipheion Rolf Fiedler growing through sweet woodruff, Colchicum foliage, creeping phlox, Muscari Valerie Finnis, Hyacinth Woodstock
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Daffodil Silent Valley, Anemone blanda White Splendour, Muscari Valerie Finnis, emerging Alstroemeria Mauve Majesty, and a new lavender rose, Poseidon.
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"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Apr 9, 2015 5:46 PM CST
Beautiful, Neal. Lovey dubby
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Apr 9, 2015 5:53 PM CST
Now lets head down the path along the side yard, that leads to the front yard.
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I've expanded this area, by joining some smaller beds, so we'll want to spend some time here...
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Now lets head to the front yard...

"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Apr 9, 2015 6:18 PM CST
Although its the front yard, you have to make a point to visit it, because we enter through the back. I get to play there more like its the back yard, only without the dog fence!

I call these beds the sunset garden. I see them from the house looking to the west, and the sunsets are beautiful from this hill. I'm inspired to use all the colors I see in the sunsets.
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"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Apr 9, 2015 6:34 PM CST
Now we get to the pink bed. It has expanded due to the removal of a huge mock orange, about 15' wide and almost that tall.
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"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Apr 9, 2015 6:47 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Apr 9, 2015 6:50 PM CST
Thank You! for the tour, Neal. Your yard is beautiful, huge and well designed, with wonderful views. I'd love to see it at the peak of the growing season. I just bet that it's absolutely gorgeous then.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Apr 9, 2015 7:07 PM CST
And now we come to the part I call the sky garden.
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"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Catherine
NW Illinois (Zone 5a)
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jerseyridgearts
Apr 9, 2015 7:25 PM CST
beautiful gardens in a beautiful setting Neal
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Apr 9, 2015 7:41 PM CST
Thanks, Deborah! It does get riotous as the season progresses. I will update this thread with the progressing season.

Now we come to the bed of fire colors. I think it's my favorite right now.
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"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 9, 2015 8:28 PM CST
Beautiful gardens. Don't know how you all have time to maintain such expanses, but they sure are a wonderful sight to see. Hurray!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Apr 9, 2015 8:30 PM CST
Amazingly beautiful garden. I will limger here as you update. Seeing the close ups of patches of bulbs have been very nice but seeing them in the garden setting along with other plants and trees is great!
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 9, 2015 8:40 PM CST
OH MY GOSH! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Fabulous, simply fabulous! I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Apr 9, 2015 9:09 PM CST
Wonderful Neal!
absolutely wonderful!!!
did I spy a purple wheelbarrow? Hurray! I love it!!
Thank you, Thank You!
(--reminds me of when I used to live on the farm and had deep, black, beautiful topsoil -and rain- and garden after garden after garden of potential splendor, striving to be like that).
I shall eagerly look forward to your updates nodding
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Apr 9, 2015 9:10 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Thanks for the tour! I loved it!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Apr 9, 2015 9:33 PM CST
Thank you for the wonderful tour.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Apr 9, 2015 9:51 PM CST
Beautiful Neil... You must be feeling giddy with Spring popping out all around you!
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Apr 9, 2015 10:11 PM CST
Love your gardens, Neal! So many beautiful tulips and daffodils, oh my!

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iciris
Apr 10, 2015 1:23 AM CST
I agree beautiful gardens Neal
Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
Apr 10, 2015 2:22 AM CST
Very cool Neil! Thumbs up

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