Garden Tour: Lovely garden

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2
Views: 1562, Replies: 39 » Jump to the end
Garden Tour

By lovemyhouse
July 22, 2012

Let's travel to Texas, just a little north of Dallas in zone 8, and take a look at what lovemyhouse has done with her home and gardens. Garden Tours are always fun and this is one you'll really enjoy.

[View the item] Give a thumbs up

Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
Image
quietyard
Jul 21, 2012 7:26 PM CST
What an interesting garden you have Debra. I very much enjoyed seeing all the changes it went thru. Very beautiful. I like that red mulch. I am using that here and it has really helped keep the moisture in the ground and pots. It is a nice pop of color. Thumbs up
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
Image
flaflwrgrl
Jul 21, 2012 7:50 PM CST
Your gardens are every bit as special as you are dear Debra. Every single thing is just so lovely & the wonderful design shapes of the beds flow so beautifully one to the next. You have a peaceful garden which reflects your soul. I imagine people driving by almost wreck their cars gaping at the beauty you have created. I can't wait to see the bench you are building. In these photos I get the whole picture & see that the bench will be perfect on the easement for people to stop & sit & enjoy the peaceful relaxation of your beautiful gardens.
Well done dear girl, well done! I tip my hat to you.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Jul 21, 2012 8:31 PM CST
Hurray! It was like watching one of the yard make over programs on HGTV, just not done in 2 or 3 days. What an amazing transformation.

I enjoyed every single photo and the story line that went with them. Thumbs up
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Clematis Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
canadanna
Jul 21, 2012 9:00 PM CST
I love the way you have designed shaped beds and have memorials to your special ones. No doubt you are well loved to have eager friends to help you dig. Inspirational and wonderful variety of plants...and I should know since I am familiar with your zone!(and the challenges of North Texas) Your kind spirit shines through in your tour and garden design! Bravo! Hurray!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
Image
Bubbles
Jul 21, 2012 10:06 PM CST
I loved reading the story of developing your special gardens. I could tell you put a lot of love into each bed. I agree with Anna, you must be very dear to have so many willing helpers. It's a beautiful spot.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
Image
ge1836
Jul 22, 2012 4:12 AM CST
What a beautiful transformation.Thanks for keeping visual records.
Henderson, NC (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! Sempervivums Irises Region: United States of America
Daylilies Dog Lover Garden Ideas: Level 2 Region: North Carolina Lilies
Image
dahtzu
Jul 22, 2012 6:51 AM CST
Yours is a "WOW" garden. Truly a lovely garden
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
blue23rose
Jul 22, 2012 6:51 AM CST
Very nice transformation, indeed! I love the names you gave to some of your beds... paisley, boomerang, etc. Sounds like you have a great support system around you. Love the way the front of your house looks with all the various beds. And I think that fence where your roses are is lovely Thumbs up
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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
Image
lovemyhouse
Jul 22, 2012 9:46 AM CST
Thank you so much for all the kind comments. I am a fortunate woman to have had generous help. The kids from the office were mostly on a barter system. They'd be short of funds for textbooks or car repair...or tickets Big Grin . I'd cover and they would work it off at the house over time. But, the two young men in the photo would and do help me out of courtesy and affection. If I had sons, I would want mine to be just like them.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
[Last edited by lovemyhouse - Jul 22, 2012 11:26 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #289706 (9)
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Jul 22, 2012 10:42 AM CST
It all looks very beautiful, great transformation. Green Grin!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Dog Lover Foliage Fan Greenhouse Container Gardener Heucheras Sedums
Image
springcolor
Jul 22, 2012 11:00 AM CST
What an amazing trasformation! Now I understand your name, lovemyhouse. What a special place and wonderful story. Thanks for sharing.
Sempervivum for Sale
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
enjoy the moment
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
Maridell
Jul 22, 2012 4:24 PM CST
wow! Nicely done and so beautiful.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
Image
mcash70
Jul 22, 2012 4:46 PM CST
Debra, that is an amazing transformation, you have done a great job!!! Thumbs up I loved the tour, thanks for sharing! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
vic
Jul 22, 2012 4:55 PM CST
Debra, what a wonderful tour - you have a beautiful home and garden Hurray! I love your house too Thumbs up
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Plant and/or Seed Trader Permaculture Roses Ponds Peonies
Lilies Irises Daylilies Dog Lover Beekeeper Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
CindiKS
Jul 22, 2012 10:30 PM CST
Debra, every neighborhood needs someone like you to move in and make those kinds of beautiful changes. i'll bet others are adding more flowers after seeing how beautiful your beds are.
You done good, girl! Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy! Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Image
goldfinch4
Jul 23, 2012 4:45 AM CST
Beautiful stories, memories and gardens! All your hard work has certainly paid off. And your house is wonderful too. Bless your co-workers and boss for all their help. Lovey dubby
Cubits Store: The Sempervivum Patch - plants, containers, accessories!
Also stop by Timber Treasures and Garden Buddies on Cubits
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Jul 23, 2012 7:51 AM CST
I agree Angel
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Charter ATP Member Region: Oregon Farmer Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Image
MaryE
Jul 23, 2012 7:54 AM CST
It's just amazing what you and your team of wonderful helpers have done to a quite ordinary yard! Changing the house color made a huge difference, sort of saying "I'm awake" without being pushy or overpowering. You've kept good records, unlike some of us (me). I like the stone, brick and fences that compliment your plant selections. Can you tell us what effect all this has had on your neighborhood? Enthusiastic gardeners usually inspire others into action.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
More ramblings at http://thegatheringplacehome.myfastforum.org/forum54.php
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
Image
lovemyhouse
Jul 23, 2012 5:04 PM CST
Hard to tell if what I do has affected my immediate neighbors. If facing outward from the house, the house next to me on the right and the one directly across the street are rent houses. A couple of families in both places made some efforts, but didn't stay long in either house. Across and to the left has been owned for about three years by a young man who, at the time he moved in, had just graduated from the University of Texas. He and his roommates, girlfriends, and family gradually planted some shrubs and roses. Nothing spectacular, but pretty. Smiling Across and to the right lives a retired 75+ year old woman who isn't fond of gardening. The neighbor next to me on the left...well, no. Big Grin But everyone keeps their yards neat and tidy. And people stop when I'm working outside to comment on the beds or ask questions about individual plants, so I'm hoping...Once, a man and his two young children who live BLOCKS away from me on a different street, dropped off a chocolate mint just because they liked the yard so much. A mint which I promptly managed to kill (how in the world anyone can kill a MINT is something most puzzling LOL). Still, it was a very nice gesture. Lots of fun, and quite satisfying to see others enjoying everything as much as I do.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Jul 23, 2012 6:17 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Garden Tour
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "Chrysanthemum"