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Jul 28, 2011 8:35 AM CST
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Sempervivums Roses Charter ATP Member Peonies Region: Michigan Lilies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Farmer Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Annuals Daylilies
I call my flower beds cottage style because there's no rhyme or reason to them...I just plant stuff in the ground. Hilarious!

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"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck"
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Jul 28, 2011 8:31 PM CST
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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What gorgeous photos, Vicky! Love your garden and oh! such lush Lilies. The cat beneath the Hosta is just precious! Lovey dubby
There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
- Albert Einstein.
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Jul 29, 2011 2:08 PM CST
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Lovely shots!
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Jul 29, 2011 4:49 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Oh, WOW! The only thing I miss about living in South Bend is the opportunity to have gardens like yours. Thank you for posting. Smiling
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Jul 30, 2011 3:09 AM CST
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 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Lilies
Very lovely gardens.
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Jul 30, 2011 7:08 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
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Beautiful and a cat too Smiling every garden need a cat or four.
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Jul 31, 2011 7:55 AM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Bulbs Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Roses
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2
Gorgeous shots, Vicky! Your garden definitely has the Cottage garden look, and with a very authentic English quality to my eye. I LOVE that face garden ornament!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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Aug 8, 2011 9:49 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Tri Cities, WA (Zone 6b)
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Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I think that 'cottage' might refer to all which is planted as well as the way it is planted. Afterall the original 'cottage' gardens had fruit trees as well as veggies & herbs & flowers.
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Aug 8, 2011 8:04 PM CST
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Sempervivums Roses Charter ATP Member Peonies Region: Michigan Lilies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Farmer Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Annuals Daylilies
The August flowers are in full swing...Hibiscus, Hydrangeas and Tall Phlox to name a few standouts. Just wanted to add these pics because I was lucky to get these Black Swollowtail shots. They love the Tall Phlox.

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"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck"
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Aug 8, 2011 8:06 PM CST
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Sempervivums Roses Charter ATP Member Peonies Region: Michigan Lilies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Farmer Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Annuals Daylilies
irisarian
I do have thyme, mints and lavender in my gardens too.
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck"
Cottage Rose Birds n' Blossoms

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Aug 8, 2011 10:23 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Beautiful photos. Smiling
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Aug 8, 2011 11:39 PM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Houseplants Foliage Fan Keeper of Poultry Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
Gorgeous shots Vicky!! Would love that clematis Rooguchi added to the database!
http://cubits.org/Clematis/db/...
And of course your roses. Rolling my eyes.
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Aug 9, 2011 2:23 AM CST
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 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Lilies
I am just getting into phlox for next year.
Yours are lovely Vicki
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Aug 9, 2011 8:14 AM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Bulbs Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Roses
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2
Great shots, Vicky! Phlox are among my favorites, August would be so dull here without them.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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Aug 9, 2011 8:17 AM CST
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Sempervivums Roses Charter ATP Member Peonies Region: Michigan Lilies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Farmer Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Annuals Daylilies
Thanks all!
Sue I added that pic to the database.
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck"
Cottage Rose Birds n' Blossoms

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Aug 9, 2011 1:28 PM CST
Plants Admin
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Plant Database Moderator Region: California Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Roses Clematis
Houseplants Foliage Fan Keeper of Poultry Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
Thanks Vicky!!
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Handmade quilts, new & vintage fabrics in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
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Aug 9, 2011 1:50 PM CST
Name: Veronica
zone 5b
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Butterflies Irises Region: Indiana
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Beautiful shots...love the phlox and swallow tails. Lovey dubby
My attitude determines my altitude
A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27
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Aug 11, 2011 3:04 PM CST
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
Daylilies Roses Orchids Miniature Gardening Lilies Irises
Great shots of the phlox and butterflies!! Lovey dubby
There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
- Albert Einstein.
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Aug 11, 2011 5:41 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Charter ATP Member Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
I agree
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


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Aug 12, 2011 4:07 PM CST
Name: Veronica
zone 5b
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Butterflies Irises Region: Indiana
Hummingbirder Hostas Dog Lover Daylilies Cut Flowers Clematis
I just recently posted on the Home Garden Tours forum and I have seen Joanne update hers..Just wishing we could rejuvenate some interest in that forum..There are some really good contributors and I am wondering where they are and hoping some other cottage gardeners will check it out...
My attitude determines my altitude
A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27

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