Garden Rooms forum: Another Garden Room

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Name: Jim
Stroudsburg, PA (Zone 6b)
Greenhouse Region: Pennsylvania
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MoonShadows
Jan 8, 2018 7:46 AM CST
I was looking at previous threads in this section, and there are some beautiful garden rooms and beautiful make-overs into garden rooms. I've always liked the idea of a garden room, so this Spring I took a piece of bland backyard and made one for wild flowers.

This is how it looked last year when I decided I needed to put something in this area.

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Very unsatisfied with that, I went to work this Spring.

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It did get a little overgrown...but, it was my first try with a garden room

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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jan 8, 2018 10:23 AM CST
Things really grow well for you, Jim! Very nice! Where I am it's tough to get the lush green look.
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 8, 2018 10:27 AM CST
It is nice to see a well grown garden room.
Your post is an inspiration.
Name: Jim
Stroudsburg, PA (Zone 6b)
Greenhouse Region: Pennsylvania
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MoonShadows
Jan 8, 2018 11:46 AM CST
plantmanager said:Things really grow well for you, Jim! Very nice! Where I am it's tough to get the lush green look.


Karen, It doesn't always look this green and lush. We had an unusually wet Spring and early Summer. There were areas of my lawn that usually burn in early Summer that stayed green all Summer this past season.

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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Adeniums Orchids Tropicals Plumerias
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plantmanager
Jan 8, 2018 1:37 PM CST
Ok, well it's nice when the weather lets it happen! It was gorgeous! I love greenery and plenty of water features.
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Name: Val
Near Boston, MA (Zone 6a)
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vma4922
Jan 11, 2018 12:51 PM CST
Gorgeous~!!
Name: Jim
Stroudsburg, PA (Zone 6b)
Greenhouse Region: Pennsylvania
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MoonShadows
Jan 11, 2018 2:48 PM CST
Thank you @vma4922. I was hesitant to make this post because I was not sure my garden room was worthy of this thread, but the feedback I have received tells me you folks like it. THANK YOU! I really like "garden rooms" and want to make another one this coming Spring.
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Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Christine
Jan 12, 2018 7:33 AM CST
WOW, it's gorgeous, you must be so proud of your self, I love seeing before and after transformations Thumbs up Thumbs up
Name: Jim
Stroudsburg, PA (Zone 6b)
Greenhouse Region: Pennsylvania
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MoonShadows
Jan 13, 2018 11:15 PM CST
Thanks, @Christine. That's why I take pictures of any project I do; I like to be able to look back to what it was and has become. There is a real satisfaction in that.
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Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Christine
Jan 14, 2018 7:27 AM CST
As my Mother use to say "Give credit, where credit is due" Thumbs up
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jan 30, 2018 8:46 PM CST
Jim - THAT garden room is gorgeous! Wow! What a great area. You need to add some seating in there. Love what you did! Thanks for sharing photos of it during the process and once established. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Jim
Stroudsburg, PA (Zone 6b)
Greenhouse Region: Pennsylvania
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MoonShadows
Jan 31, 2018 3:36 AM CST
Thanks @beckygardener. I actually did plan some seating (in the last picture, you can see a bench on the far left facing the garden), but I planted too many flowers. I had no room for the bench. This year I'll plan more appropriately.
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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Feb 1, 2018 12:23 AM CST
How do you get people to leave. I think you would have a hard getting me out of that beautiful space.
Name: Jim
Stroudsburg, PA (Zone 6b)
Greenhouse Region: Pennsylvania
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MoonShadows
Feb 3, 2018 6:46 AM CST
I bought MOVAVI, a video software package for my business this week. Very reasonably priced. I also thought it would be an easy way to share my projects with family and friends. No more attaching tons of pics to emails or using drop box or some other storage space. Now, I can just point them to my YouTube Channel. Here is the Garden Room on video. I don't think I can embed video on NGA's software like I can in my forum, so I will just give you the URL to the video.

https://youtu.be/iSBKcurTZgk
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Feb 3, 2018 10:53 PM CST
Lovely! Lovey dubby

You are fortunate to have what appears to be good soil and a flat piece of land to create your lush garden. Thumbs up
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Name: Jim
Stroudsburg, PA (Zone 6b)
Greenhouse Region: Pennsylvania
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MoonShadows
Feb 4, 2018 3:43 AM CST
Actually the area where the garden room was built used to be a slope down into the field behind it. I had 25 truck loads of fill brought in to extend and level the immediate backyard area and then covered it with clean top soil.
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Name: Nancy Grace
Toronto
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nancyvinci
May 24, 2018 3:04 AM CST
Omg that's a lot of space. Lovely :)
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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skits
Jul 19, 2018 4:32 PM CST
Wow. I was just talking about how I wanted to get into the yard and off the deck. That is perfect! I am so inspired. Now just to get it past hubby. It's beautiful. Good work!

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