Garden Photos forum: My Iowa country yard and gardens-2017

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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Apr 27, 2017 5:15 AM CST
We had our house built in the year 2000 in one of my husbands farm fields over looking the Mississippi River. I have been working on the yard ever since. This is what things look like so far this year.
My first blooms.
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Hyacinths just starting and then a couple days later.
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Here are some metal baskets that I had been wanting to paint and put in my flower beds.
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Finished ready to be placed throughout the yard.
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Ferris wheel bed first pic taken 4/14 second taken 4/27.
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Tulips on 4/19//same Tulips on 4/27.
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Here are a couple Fairy Gardens that I made this year. My friend gave me the Fairy house and a few accessories as an early birthday gift.
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Here is where they are in front of the house by the walk-in garage door. I still want to make a ladder to hang over the front of the washtub. I am always adding things or taking away things.
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Another Tulip and a Pasque Flower.
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That's all for now until more Tulips open up or other flower bloom. Happy gardening.

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Name: Nikki G
Northwest NJ (Zone 6a)
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NikkiGerena
Apr 27, 2017 7:52 AM CST
Beautiful! The baskets and fairy gardens are so creative.
Deer, raccoons and squirrels, Oh My!!
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Altheabyanothername
Apr 27, 2017 3:17 PM CST
Jeanne-- Just beautiful and very creative. Your gardens are a job well done! I tip my hat to you. Many blessings for your continued success!
I prefer to walk in the light, I prefer a world where people want to be kind and bless each other, I prefer a God who loves and shares so much that he gave up his only Son for me. I prefer to choose the God of Abraham. Let there be peace and let it begin with me.
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Birds Region: United States of America
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gardenglassgems
Apr 28, 2017 5:09 AM CST
Thanks Nikki and Sharon. I really enjoy my time outside. I will post more pictures as my gardens grow. I still have a lot of garden d├ęcor to put out. Not enough hours in the day or days in the week for everything that needs to get done.

Happy gardening to you! Smiling
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Birds Region: United States of America
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gardenglassgems
May 3, 2017 8:18 PM CST
I took these pictures today when I was out inspecting my flower beds.
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Notice my clematis growing to the left of the tulips.
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I need to mulch this bed someday also. There is a lot of Liatris in this bed.
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I need to get the rock border finished on this flower bed and add mulch.
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I wouldn't have all these weeds in this bed if I was better at mulching every fall or spring.
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Birds Region: United States of America
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gardenglassgems
May 11, 2017 7:01 AM CST
Pictures I took yesterday as it was starting to rain. These first 4 pics are the flag pole flower bed.
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flower bed along driveway//dump rake flower bed
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ferris wheel flower bed//outhouse flower bed
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These next 5 are of the flower bed along the pasture
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this is the flower bed behind the garage
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I will continue with the other flower bed areas later.
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Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Altheabyanothername
May 12, 2017 8:46 PM CST
I like the outhouse bed. Something about the time saving quality of fertilizer right where you need it! Blinking Whistling Whistling Kidding aside your gardens are lovely. The colors are fantastic. I can not wait to see more pictures as it fills in!
May blessings surround you!
I prefer to walk in the light, I prefer a world where people want to be kind and bless each other, I prefer a God who loves and shares so much that he gave up his only Son for me. I prefer to choose the God of Abraham. Let there be peace and let it begin with me.
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Birds Region: United States of America
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gardenglassgems
May 13, 2017 5:55 AM CST
Thanks Sharon. I will try to find the time to post pictures. I have so many beds and all takes time. Hopefully little by little things will get done. These next pictures are the flower bed that funs along the back yard fence.
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Dwarf Iris outside the raised vegetable bed area//by garden shed.
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Inside the raised vegetable garden area.
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Tulips by the arbor going into the raised vegetable garden
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Front flower bed along the road
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I need to get a couple truck loads of mulch and put it in most beds but I want to put a rock border around the beds first but need to go collect the rocks first. One of these days I will get around to it. I finished one bed except for the rocks so I will post pictures of it later.
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Birds Region: United States of America
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gardenglassgems
May 13, 2017 6:06 AM CST
Here's the north side triangle bed that I worked on yesterday. I keep adding things and taking away things but it is done except for the rock border and a little mulch.
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The area behind and by the garden shed will be tilled up for my pepper, tomatoes, and vining plants.
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