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Dec 8, 2015 11:22 PM CST
|Wow! You won first, second, and third place in this category and you deserved it.|
Dec 8, 2015 11:30 PM CST
|That is amazing! Dirt, these are all your gardens, right?|
Dec 9, 2015 1:58 PM CST
|Omg! thank you Zuzu and Bev!|
I can't really believe it nor do I really deserve it--but yes, these are my gardens and I am so very flattered!
Dec 10, 2015 3:09 PM CST
|Your photos are all so beautiful Dirt, you have an artistic eye. And this was no surprise to me. congratulations |
Dec 11, 2015 5:27 PM CST
|Congratulations on your wins!!! I thought all of your submissions were excellent and worthy of an award! Enjoyed all of them! |
Beauty pleases, not only the eyes, but, the heart as well. Sheila
Dec 11, 2015 6:20 PM CST
|Thank you Magga and Sheila!|
Dec 15, 2015 6:09 PM CST
|I knew as I saw these photos that they were yours, Dirt, and at least two of them got my vote. Very beautiful, and you deserved the sweep. Congratulations!|
Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Dec 15, 2015 7:23 PM CST
|This is one of my all time favorite garden photos ... really, really beautiful! |
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Dec 15, 2015 7:48 PM CST
|I voted on this as well. I missed the first voting but this was really pleasing to the eye. Thank you for sharing your hard work. I do love color and you made a very nice palette of goodies|
Dec 15, 2015 7:48 PM CST
|Oh wow--Thank you Jeanie and Lin and Esperanza !|
I cannot possibly express how much this honor means to me.
And I am still quite shocked to have won
The three pictures are all from the same garden actually, the other two from early in the spring and this one in August. It's kind of a wild thing full of surprises
Chile (Zone 9b)
Dec 15, 2015 8:40 PM CST
|This picture was my choice as well!|
Dec 16, 2015 4:43 AM CST
|Just a couple of notes on Dirt's gardens (from really a non-gardener):|
She plays "plant tetris" in absolutely unimaginable ways. How she packs the x, y, and z axis like she does baffles me.
But the result is what I like to call "fireworks in slow motion". The first blossom last year (foothills of the rockies) was a crocus in January - and thanks to a late fall, we had some viable purplesomethings blooming in December. It's almost a different garden each week...and surely each month. One year, I'm going to take a weekly, fixed shot of one of her gardens and animate it - to show the stop-action fireworks show.
The other thing with the plant packing and plant tetris is that each garden seems like its own little ecosystem. Plants competing for resources - pushing and pushing back - getting snipped and clipped and relocated - it's remarkable to me to watch the lifecycles of the various individual members of the system - and seeing the system work within itself to try to find and maintain equilibriums. I love that so much more than the industrial, box-store-petunias-and-marigolds-in-a-row-and-at-right-angles-at-the-doctor's-office kind of gardening.
She's got both an eye for it and a love for it. And I just get to keep getting amazed by the art that she makes in and with her gardens.
This is fun: The thread "Asa's former lawn...or (better) Dirt's current gardens" in Garden Photos forum
I update this sometimes: https://garden.org/blogs/view/...
Dec 16, 2015 8:06 AM CST
|I voted for this picture as well, I love the mix of colors and textures, very different and creative. |
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
Dec 16, 2015 8:19 AM CST
|This category is the one I the hardest to judge! All of the entries were so beautiful. To win the top three spots is amazing! |
Congratulations to @dirtdorphins!
Let the mountain speak, let the rivers run
As the world awakes to the rising sun
In each brand new day, in our own rebirth
In this healing time on our Mother Earth ~ John Denver~Healing Time On Earth
Dec 16, 2015 11:27 AM CST
|I voted for that one, too. |
You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Dec 16, 2015 11:58 AM CST
|Wonderful image and a richly deserved win|
Dec 16, 2015 8:36 PM CST
oh my gosh, Asa's post almost creates the illusion that I somehow orchestrate the show--uh, thanks hun
Dec 16, 2015 8:56 PM CST
evermorelawnless said:Just a couple of notes on Dirt's gardens (from really a non-gardener):
And all of what you stated here Asa is quite simply because she is completely tuned in to the earth. Her screen name says it perfectly. Dirtdorphins. Her gardens are nourished by her as she is nourished by them. And I'm not talking about fertilizer.
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 ~~
Chile (Zone 9b)
Dec 16, 2015 9:11 PM CST
|Dirt, is there a forum where you have posted more pictures of your garden? I would like to see more of it|
Dec 16, 2015 10:02 PM CST
|I love your mixed plantings, dirtdorphins! |
I am trying to learn more about creating cottage garden plantings. It is a challenge to choose the right plants and an even bigger challenge to keep the planting interesting all year round!
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