Garden Photos forum: ...Ten Years Later

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Name: The Bopa-razzi
Salem, CT (Zone 6a)
Jun 24, 2017 9:59 PM CST
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My family and I relocated from the city to rural Salem, CT, ten years ago. I always wanted to have a garden so I started digging that first spring in 2008. I bought some sunflower seeds and a few other plants, then a gardener friend shared a handful of plants to help me get started. Not knowing any of the plants or what I was doing, I put them all in my little garden, including a lilac plant (to the left of the yellow Coriopsis).

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The following winter, I seriously started reading up on every garden book I could find and immediately started sketching and planning my vision...My husband's initial response was, "What!!! Isn't your existing garden big enough!" The answer is always "No" of course. This picture was taken in spring 2017. The lilac was supposed to be moved after I learned how big it was going to be, but it bloomed that year, so there it stays. Today, my husband is very pleased with all the changes.

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Our son helping out with our garden projects. The gardens continue to evolve.

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This was taken in early summer of 2016.

springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Jun 24, 2017 10:10 PM CST
Your yard is gorgeous! I love the lilac! Lovey dubby
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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Jun 25, 2017 3:31 AM CST
Are there really enough plants for us ?
This looks great.
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Jun 25, 2017 9:19 AM CST
Wonderful transformation! It looks so happy and inviting along with being a peaceful and calm place to be! I hope you will share more of your garden here!

Welcome! and may you be blessed with continued success!
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Name: The Bopa-razzi
Salem, CT (Zone 6a)
Jun 25, 2017 8:11 PM CST
Thank you! Glad to have found NGA.

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