Garden Photos forum: Karen's Spot

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Apr 23, 2010 5:34 AM CST
As with all gardeners my place is a work in progress. I started out about 10-15 years ago with just a plan to add a few plants around our new home. One of my first big projects was this bed made from the rock found all over our property.

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Apr 23, 2010 5:35 AM CST
Here it is several years ago and this last year I tore out everything in the front and have started over:)

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Apr 23, 2010 5:39 AM CST
Here's my favorite spot at the moment - and the one that takes the most work it seems - my tiny little pond

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Apr 23, 2010 5:41 AM CST
This time of year it is surrounded by my favorite dwarf iris' in purple and yellow.

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Apr 23, 2010 5:45 AM CST
Here's the pond area from the back.

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Apr 23, 2010 5:49 AM CST
My DH was nice enough to help me put in this new walkway last spring. With this arch that is perfect for growing my moonflower vine on.

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Apr 23, 2010 5:52 AM CST
And here's the moonflower vine in bloom.

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Apr 23, 2010 5:54 AM CST
Here's the back of the 2nd deck which is a great spot for me to visit on my morning walk-thru the gardens to smell the flowers before I head off to work

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Apr 23, 2010 5:58 AM CST
A closer view of the same area

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Apr 23, 2010 6:08 AM CST
Early in spring my Immortality and Prissy Miss Irises give quite a show! Last year they bloomed before the path went in.

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Apr 23, 2010 6:27 AM CST
And just behind the iris are my Little Princess Spirea's which put on a show all summer

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Apr 23, 2010 6:31 AM CST
Back deck bed when the clematis is in bloom

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Apr 23, 2010 6:32 AM CST
My favorite daylily combo Whimsical & Mary Todd

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Apr 23, 2010 6:34 AM CST
The iris bed at sunset

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Apr 23, 2010 6:36 AM CST
Naked Ladies in bloom

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Apr 23, 2010 6:43 AM CST
A butterfly on late summer lantana

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Apr 23, 2010 6:45 AM CST
Pond in late summer

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Name: Veronica
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Apr 23, 2010 9:25 AM CST
Great tour Karen
Seems like this forum is growing.
I especially like the pic of the clematis and lilies. They are 2 of my favorite flowers I really love almost all flowers. Smiling will be watching for more picture during the season.
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Apr 28, 2010 5:26 AM CST
Beautiful garden, Karen, and I like your work, especially the little pond. What a serene little thing it is, too.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Apr 28, 2010 10:29 PM CST
Thanks I like it too - it is my favorite place to just sit and enjoy the outdoors, super restful after a long day.

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