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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Mar 26, 2015 5:17 PM CST
I moved to the Santa Cruz mountains 17 years ago. There wasn't much here besides lawn, a big eucalyptus, and a walnut tree.. I wanted to have enough room to plant all the things I didn't have room for in a small residential lot. All I can say is that I've dug a lot of holes over the years.

Come on in!
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Nemophila, Limnanthes (Meadow Foam)
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Narcissus 'Love Call' and 'Ice Follies'
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Magnolia (maybe Dr. Merrill), Magnolia 'Kikuzaki'
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Magnolia 'Heaven Scent', Magnolia 'Wada's Memory'
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Ceanothus 'Julia Phelps', Dwarf Nectarine
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The garden awakening
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There are some roses just starting to bloom
'Gilbert de Nabannond', 'Salet'
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Chinese Wisteria, and a double Japanese called 'Black Dragon'
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Irises are getting close
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a garden is never done... especially when you haven't run out of room yet..
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I have some helpers in the garden..
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Thanks for visiting...
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Name: Veronica
zone 5b
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indygardengal
Mar 26, 2015 6:55 PM CST
Very nice. I really enjoyed my visit to your gardens.
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Mar 27, 2015 4:32 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. You have a very beautiful place, Sherry. You have done a lot of planning, digging, and planting over the years. Your love of gardening sure shows. Thanks for sharing pictures of you gardens with us. Thumbs up
Yard decor, repurposing, and flowers,
Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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daylilydreams
Mar 27, 2015 4:47 AM CST
Enjoyed your lovely garden, the plants and your garden critters. Your garden gate is a wonderful piece of art, tell us about the gate.
If you want to be happy for a lifetime plant a garden!
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Betty MN Zone4 AHS member

Name: Catherine
NW Illinois (Zone 5a)
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jerseyridgearts
Mar 27, 2015 5:47 AM CST
beautiful gardens! And some pretty cute garden helpers too Smiling
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Mar 27, 2015 11:13 AM CST
Oh... My.... Goodness! I clicked on the picture of the garden gate (stunning!) and was entranced by the beauty of your garden with every picture after that. I didn't even want to stop clicking through the pictures to find out what each plant was, but I had to stop to find out what the blue shrub was. Ceanothus is gorgeous!


I love the way your garden meanders around and draws a person in. What a beautiful place you have!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Mar 27, 2015 11:39 AM CST
So artfully and masterfully designed and grown, Sherry! Love all of it! Gorgeous gate too!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
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glengarry23
Mar 27, 2015 11:42 AM CST
Hi Sherry,..that garden gate is certainly an eye catches,..beautiful!,..fantastic blooms and great pictures,..i spotted the cage like structure and was curious about what you would have in it,..of course when the hens appeared my curiosity was answered,..loved your little helpers as well,..a beautiful cat an a very alert doggy.

Philip.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Mar 27, 2015 11:06 PM CST
Thanks for all your kind words..

We have a friend at Freedom Forge here in Santa Cruz who is an architectural blacksmith. He allowed me to put the gate on layaway for 5 years.. Kind of like making car payments. I gave him artistic license to do what he wanted. I told him I wanted dragonflies and poodles... and to have some whimsey. On the inside of the gate, the dragonfly is clutching a poodle. There was originally a tiny dragonfly in the poodle's mouth, but they were loose and I brought them inside... The columns were made by local stonemason, Michael Eckerman.
He also built the wall.
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I have other artwork involving dragonflies.. This is a birdhouse made by local firefighter/artist, Wendy Domster. She came out to my house, went through my garage and yard and collected a couple of boxes of stuff, and came up with this:
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House finches have built a nest in this lantern for several years outside our kitchen window.. It's fun to watch the babies fly out for the first time.. You can almost see them in there..
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Missing the misty mountains... we've had summer, all winter it seems...
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Mar 28, 2015 5:29 AM CST
Love the dragonfly birdhouse! It amazes me how creative some people are.
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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daylilydreams
Mar 28, 2015 8:44 AM CST
Thank you for the information and sharing some more of your pictures. Love the dragonflies, they also appeal to my taste in garden deco.
If you want to be happy for a lifetime plant a garden!
Faith is the postage stamp on our prayers!
Betty MN Zone4 AHS member

Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Mar 29, 2015 8:11 PM CST
It seems like everything is coming into bloom at once..
Here's Wisteria jap. 'Black Dragon' again..
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I bought this as 'Mark Sullivan', but I'm not so sure it is... Not a really strong grower, but beautiful anyway.
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I just got this Dogwood a couple of months ago.. Cornus florida var. 'Pringlei'. I'm told the this is a seedling of C. florida var. 'Urbiniana', hence the different name. I don't know how it differs, other than the possible variation that seedlings may have, as opposed to cutting grown...
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A completely different type of Dogwood is this red twig variety with gold foliage.. Maybe C. sericea 'Sunshine'
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Rosa chinensis 'Mutabilis' is tender in colder climates, I'm told.. Here, it makes a nearly ever-blooming, easy care shrub with flowers that change colors as they age.
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My Grand-daughter named this one "Cookie"... late in the afternoon the chickens start following me around because they know they get treats when I lock them up.
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My first tall bearded Iris opened today. I bought this as 'Stepping Out', but it is not... I'm working on narrowing down the name, but 'Classic Look' and 'Rare Treat' are in the running.
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That's enough for now, it's time to feed the dog...
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When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
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
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blue23rose
Mar 30, 2015 3:51 AM CST
Great pictures, Sherry! You have a wide array of plants. I especially like the dogwood Thumbs up
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Mar 30, 2015 7:40 AM CST
Love seeing the rest of the gardens Sherry. I love the double wisteria. Lovey dubby
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Mar 30, 2015 10:27 AM CST
Leslie, the nice thing about the double Wisteria is that it doesn't set seed, so you can have it close to the house and windows. The seed pods have been known to explode open in the right weather and can take out windows...

Thank-you Vickie. It was probably an ill-timed purchase with our water situation, but I couldn't help myself... Fingers crossed that I'll be able to give it enough!
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Mar 31, 2015 12:50 AM CST
Several more things coming into bloom today.

Unknown mini rose.. and a sweet little pansy w/ morning dew..
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Apple blossoms and Rose 'Chanelle'
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Knipfofia sp. and Rose 'Perle d'Or'
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Dutch Iris 'Eye of the Tiger' and a Dwarf Bearded Iris 'Gimmick'
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Progress!
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When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
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
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blue23rose
Mar 31, 2015 4:31 AM CST
Not only do you have a beautiful garden Sherry, but you take awesome photos of it too! I love all the close-up shots I tip my hat to you.
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Mar 31, 2015 9:26 PM CST
Thanks Vickie... I'm still learning my way around the camera.. I tend to do better with macro shots than landscape shots.. Still trying to figure that one out Smiling

When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 1, 2015 7:31 AM CST
Your pictures with dew on the flowers have been quite stunning.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Apr 9, 2015 9:33 AM CST

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I really should come to this forum more often, what a nice surprise to find this thread here Sherry! Hope to see your garden in person soon, I want to check it all out, including that gorgeous iron work! 5 year layaway?!! What a novel idea to be able to own something so unique.
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