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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 31, 2020 7:44 AM CST
The view from our living room window
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Front yard by steps
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Shade bed in front of the garage. The blues are so pretty this time of year!
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Mini bed
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West side of garden shed
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East side of garden shed
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
May 31, 2020 8:13 AM CST
Looks great Rose!
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
May 31, 2020 7:20 PM CST
You have some of the nicest gardens I have seen.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
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Rose1656
Jun 1, 2020 7:09 AM CST
Thanks to both of you! I don't understand why they're doing so well this year? After the crazy spring weather that we had, I thought for sure I'd have a lot of smaller plants. This is probably the best year I've had (so far)!
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
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Strever
Jun 1, 2020 5:36 PM CST
Rose
i agree with both of them
wonderful looking gardens
Gardens are a thing of Beauty and a job forever
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Rose1656
Jun 1, 2020 7:01 PM CST
Thank You!
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jun 10, 2020 3:51 PM CST
Awwww Magazine quality gardens want to come help me? :greengrin:

I just came in to cool off and do some searching. I have a lot of shade in the front I need something to spice up this front

My most difficult spot is the girl with the ugly legs..... my Mock Orange bushes. If they did not have such beautiful fragrant flowers every June I would take them out.

I cannot use my favorite plants Hostas because it is to close to the road that is to tempting for the deer.
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Region: California
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Strever
Jun 10, 2020 4:30 PM CST
if your front yard has a big deer problem that needs to be fixed first
everything i would suggest is eaten by deer
Roses, Hardy upright Fuchsias, Hydrangea, Japanese Maple, etc.
and as you stated the best one is Hostas

good luck
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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jun 10, 2020 7:03 PM CST
@Strever I know. When I purchased this property I was so excited. I thought no more suburban limited garden area. I have acres!!!! Moved all my Hostas to their new home some so big the wheel barrel fell over. Planted them got up the next morning and nothing was left but stems. Next came the daylilies that was desert after they ate the vegetable Hostas.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
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Rose1656
Jun 11, 2020 7:06 AM CST
I know I'm pushing my luck with the deer. We've watched young ones walk through the big bed in the front yard. So far, they haven't seemed real interested. I've seen some of the steps taken by gardeners to keep the deer out. Looks like a lot of work to me!

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