Garden Tours: Chelle: great journey

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Garden Tours:  Chelle

By Sharon
April 8, 2012

This is a Garden Tour you'll long remember. Chelle has done marvelous things with her 10 acres in Indiana and she will show us both the before and after photos. We think you are going to love this tour! (Be sure to click on the photos to enlarge so you'll get the full picture!)

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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Apr 7, 2012 6:50 PM CST
loved every second of my journey!!!.. thanks!!!.. lovely property!!!.. you guys did a great job!!!
Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Apr 7, 2012 7:10 PM CST
Absolutely breathtaking!!!

What a fantastic tour. Thank you, Sharon and Chelle.

A walk through a lovely Botanic Park, with surprises around every turn.

Chelle, you've created such magnificent gardens and landscapes. Thumbs up

Can we have a tour of your garden every week? Hurray!
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Apr 7, 2012 8:12 PM CST
Thanks, Allison and Janice.

It took all of us, working together, to make it happen. Hurray!

Janice, Hilarious! Whistling I don't know about a full weekly tour, but I'm pretty sure there will be mini-tours scattered throughout ATP. Big Grin



I'd like to shout out a big thank you to Sharon for putting together this garden tour article!!

It's fun to share! Hurray!

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jmorth
Apr 8, 2012 12:36 AM CST
That's was an enjoyable journey, A vision manifesting before your very eyes. That structured lath-work like extended arch is oh so cool.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Apr 8, 2012 2:37 AM CST
What a gorgeous paradise you've built. And what a tremendous amount of work. Just beautiful Chelle!
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Apr 8, 2012 2:54 AM CST
I agree
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Apr 8, 2012 5:19 AM CST
Very Inspiring. Lovey dubby Makes me want to go plant my lilies (almost). Whistling
Susan

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Apr 8, 2012 6:30 AM CST
jmorth said:That's was an enjoyable journey, A vision manifesting before your very eyes. That structured lath-work like extended arch is oh so cool.


It's actually handling the weather as well. We were a bit concerned about the top boards sagging from the weight of snow and ice, but it's been up for a couple of years now, and so far, so good. Smiling

The climbing roses and clematis should, if all goes well, make a nice showing on it this year, for the first time. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it does, and what the planted combos look like together.

We've had hard frosts the past couple of nights so I've covered some plants with saved leaves, but you can perhaps see a couple of the climbing roses in this picture.


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Opinions(?) I need to repaint that red fence this year, and I need to do it really soon. Should I keep it burgundy (but darker than it is now) for contrast, or paint it the blue-green of the arbor and fence behind it?

I'm so glad that Y'all have joined us for the tour!

Thank you!
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Apr 8, 2012 7:30 AM CST
Beautiful, Chellle!! That is wonderful the way you showed the progress you have made with your parcel of land; it was a very enjoyable tour!! Hurray! I sure do love the wildflower meadows and the trees, and the way you keep nature in mind while building your beautiful landscape!! It all looks so serene and peaceful! Lovey dubby

May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Apr 8, 2012 7:35 AM CST
What a nice job you've done with your property, Chelle. Beautiful transformation!

There's a Hidden Valley Lake in northeastern Indiana? I know one in southeast Indiana?

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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Apr 8, 2012 9:05 AM CST
Thanks for the tour Chelle, I tip my hat to you. your gardens are beautiful!!! Great job!!! Thumbs up
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Apr 8, 2012 10:05 AM CST
kqcrna said:What a nice job you've done with your property, Chelle. Beautiful transformation!

There's a Hidden Valley Lake in northeastern Indiana? I know one in southeast Indiana?

Karen


Ours probably isn't known by such, by any but us. It's a private lake, so that's just what we call it. Smiling It didn't really seem to fit, at first, but it does now. When you come into the teardrop drive now, you can't see anything except a row of evergreens and rose of sharon.

Thanks for joining us, everyone! I'm really enjoying your comments. Big Grin

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Name: Mary Stella
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Oberon46
Apr 8, 2012 10:45 AM CST
I love the contrast between the fence and the arbor. I think I would vote for the dark reddish color. Otherwise it is just a big clump of the same color. course that makes for an interesting palate for the flowers - no contest with them. Doesn't matter what you do, it will be beautiful. What a tremendous effort this all is. Humbling that I cannot even get my small garden together. But you explained the rationale of each type of planting so it is a planned well thought out effort with an eye to each section's possibilities. Though in some cases you tweaked the site to improve its possibilities. Thanks so much.
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Apr 8, 2012 11:31 AM CST
Yes, Mary; that's it exactly. Finding what works-where and not fighting what we have regarding natural soil, slopes and local weather conditions helps tremendously. That's the only way that we can have so many growing areas here; otherwise, it'd be way more than we could deal with.

As far as having the gardens *together* goes; it should just be enjoyable to work at it, IMHO. The gardens are never really *done*, right? Smiling

Oh, and thanks so much for sharing your opinion on the fence re-do!
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Apr 8, 2012 1:04 PM CST
Absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing it with us!
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Apr 8, 2012 6:43 PM CST
Oh wow Chelle, I have no words - what a phenomenal transformation Blinking Blinking

It's absolutely stunning and oh so beautiful!

Thank you for sharing it with us and thank you Sharon for putting it all together Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Apr 8, 2012 6:51 PM CST
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Patti1957
Apr 10, 2012 12:13 PM CST
Magnificent Chelle! I got so involved while reading and looking at the pictures that it felt like I was actually there for a moment.

Thanks for the wonderful article Sharon!


Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Apr 10, 2012 1:02 PM CST
Fantastic, Patti!

Thank you!

Sharon does create great stories, doesn't she? Hurray!
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magga
Apr 14, 2012 7:16 PM CST
Wow, I´m so glad I found this article. Thank you Chelle for sharing your Paradise with us. It´s amazing how much you have changed your 10 acres in this short period of time. Sharon and Chelle thank you for guiding us through this beautiful woodland garden. Lovey dubby
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