Shade Gardening forum: Doglover's garden

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Name: doglover
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doglover
Jul 29, 2011 11:55 PM CST
Hi folks: Here are a few pictures of a shade garden I created in my back corner garden area. I will try to add more later. Like all gardeners, always adding and changing.

I am a newbie to both sites and seem to get lost since I have been jumping all around and having a great time reading all these topics. I have a very old computer and it does not have enough room on the hard drive for any more pictures to be added. I will have to try to add directly from camera, if computer will stay awake long enough.

Great site. Love it.
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Sharon
Jul 30, 2011 12:18 AM CST
Great garden!! And what a beautiful dog.
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plantinthings
Jul 30, 2011 5:26 AM CST
Love your stumpage Doglover! I too comb the woods for roots and stumps that are unique.....we just recently moved and I brought mine along. What kind of dog is that? Cool eyes!
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rcn48
Jul 30, 2011 6:05 AM CST
Sharon said:Great garden!! And what a beautiful dog.



I agree I noticed you've also got some great garden art. If you haven't found it yet you'll have to visit the Garden Art forum and join the fun! Big Grin http://garden.org/forums/view/gardenart/
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Trish
Jul 30, 2011 11:15 AM CST

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So glad you found us!!

Beautiful shade gardens!!
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Name: doglover
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doglover
Jul 30, 2011 1:00 PM CST
Hi everyone: Thank you for all your wonderful compliments, especially about my sweet dog "Shylo".

One thing I see we all have in common is our love for animals and plants. I will try to make it over to garden art. Most of the old stumps are actually from an elderly friends woods. Wonderful times searching for those stumps. Many days searching for trilliums, jack-in-the-pulpits, mayapples, virginai bluebells, solomon seals, bloodroot and so many more woodland plants which have all contributed to my shade gardens. I created my own "woodland venue" since I am not fortunate to have my own woods. I garden on only 1 acre including my house.

We had to take down a 150 year old maple tree from our front yard a couple years ago and I have saved many unique pieces, that when I finish with them, I will add when I get to garden art. Unfortuantely, a lot of our animal friends lost their home when that old tree came down. So many memories in that tree.

I have included a couple pictures that have been created in a glass globe photo editing program, while I am trying to locate originals. Meanwhile, here is a couple fun pictures created using Dumpr. Do not know if they actually fit here, but we all understand the connection we have with our love of nature, and of course-crafts. .

Keep the pictures coming. I'll try to add more shade pictures later. Great thread.
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plantinthings
Jul 31, 2011 4:26 AM CST
Cool pics! And I agree looking for plants and stumps is great way to spend the day......especially early spring after being cooped up all winter long. I have many of the same plants in my gardens too. Can't wait to see more pics of your gardens. Is Shylo a Austrialian Sheperd?
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bsavage
Jul 31, 2011 6:30 AM CST
Very cool pics, doglover! And I agree, your dog is beautiful!
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Christine
Jul 31, 2011 6:34 AM CST
I love all your pictures, the globes are very cool. Shylo is beautiful Smiling Thanks for sharing
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sheryl
Jul 31, 2011 8:39 PM CST
Hi Doglover - I'm especially fond of your stove - very nice!!! Almost as nice as Shylo, lol...
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Name: doglover
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doglover
Aug 1, 2011 12:41 AM CST
Hi everyone: Thanks for all your wonderful compliments for "Shylo". She is a mixed breed we found at the animal shelter so I do not actually know what breed she really is. She just needed to be saved, when she was 8 weeks old. I love all dogs and animals, as I see most of us do.

Hard to keep up with all of my new friends here. I'm trying. I'm a newbie. Thanks for the warm welcome. Great site!

Beautiful, beautiful animal pictures of all our cherrished members of our families. As I am sure you can all agree, they are number 1 over our gardens.I am glad everyone is sharing all of their pet pictures along with plant and garden pictures.

The old stove was left in a storage garage when my son rented it. I believe the owner of the garage said it was to heavy for them to lift so they left it as junk. Just my luck my son thought of me and saved it for me.
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Isn't it wonderful the things we decide to put into our gardens. All you need is an imagination. Will try to add more shade pictures later, computer working very slow. Thanks everyone.
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sarababy99
Jan 25, 2012 12:01 PM CST
WOW, very nice! And Shylo is beautiful!
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jan 25, 2012 5:00 PM CST
Hi doglover, and welcome.

Wow, Shylo's eyes are so cool. Our old neighbor had a husky with one blue eye and one dark. I stared at him a lot!

Karen
Name: doglover
Illinois (Zone 5a)
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doglover
Feb 15, 2012 12:37 AM CST
Hi everyone: I thank everyone for all their wonderful compliments. I joined in June of 2011 and when I have time I try to read as many posts as I can, unfortuantely, I get lost. definatley want to check out GARDEN ART SITES. I am trying to learn how to make some cement art work for my gardens. Just fell upon some posts by accident and need your advice on where to look for sites with tutorials and such.Want to learn how to crate a old tree out of cement. Any suggestions? Thanks folks. doglover
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Feb 15, 2012 2:06 AM CST
Go here to the Garden Art forum, Doglover:

http://garden.org/forums/view/gardenart/

You'll find lots of things to do there.
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