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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
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Oberon46
Apr 10, 2012 3:21 PM CST
I love the way your Lysimachia just sort of gradually turns into another plant. How do you mow the grass without smashing your edging plants. I leave a few inches that exposes the rubber liner so D can mow without running over my plants. Weedwacking and hand cutting is way out of the question. I want to put horizontal edging (the stuff made out of old recycled tires) around the edges to have a nice edge
"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: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Apr 10, 2012 3:24 PM CST
You could also use pavers or bricks. If you set them flush, they makes a nice barrier, but don't impede the mower from getting up to the edge. I just added this one today.

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If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Oberon46
Apr 10, 2012 3:42 PM CST
I really like that. I have tried to talk my DH into doing that but he just isn't getting the picture. Did you dig up the lawn outside of the garden circle syou show? It looks really nice. Oh, and I was hoping that rather than using brick (which I would have to buy) the recycled rubber stuff might be cheaper (since I have to buy that also.)
"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: 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 10, 2012 5:47 PM CST
Yes, it is about 80% gone, now. Can't see a lot of detail, but it is coming out slowly, slowly. Smiling

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This photo is from the real estate listing when I bought it.

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If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Oberon46
Apr 10, 2012 7:09 PM CST
Wow. What a difference. You really have a knack for design. It's a nice looking house but a little blah compared to the new landscaping. I will keep looking for inspiration to you guys from down south. Well, south of me anyways. Rolling my eyes.
"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: 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 10, 2012 8:26 PM CST
Thank you. I knew what house colors I wanted and my boss gave me the paint job as a housewarming. Knew I wanted at least a few roses, even if I did have to water some. Other than that, very little was planned. Had an idea for one small section, started in and would think, "Hmm...I bet THAT will go over THERE." or, "Oooh, I have those old walkway pavers in the back yard. Let's bring them up front and try them THERE." So, it just evolved. I blame Mamajack and Bob Selman of Blue Ridge Daylilies for the most growth in the last two years. Bob is the seller from whom I first learned that most sellers give bonus plants with each order and his are *great*, so I bought dozens and dozens. Found Cubits through DG, stumbled across mamajack's cubit, found out she only lives 20 miles from me, and bought so much through her sales I HAD to dig up more planting spaces! Hilarious! Which sounds better than, "I hate this grass and look for any excuse to get rid of it."
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Oberon46
Apr 10, 2012 11:31 PM CST
Yes, I recently discovered mamaJacks. Have placed one order but like you I need to dig up some lawn to make more gardening places.
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)

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