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This is a Garden Tour you'll long remember. Chelle has done marvelous things with her 10 acres in Indiana and she will show us both the before and after photos. We think you are going to love this tour! (Be sure to click on the photos to enlarge so you'll get the full picture!)
Apr 7, 2012 6:50 PM CST
|loved every second of my journey!!!.. thanks!!!.. lovely property!!!.. you guys did a great job!!!|
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Apr 7, 2012 7:10 PM CST
What a fantastic tour. Thank you, Sharon and Chelle.
A walk through a lovely Botanic Park, with surprises around every turn.
Chelle, you've created such magnificent gardens and landscapes.
Can we have a tour of your garden every week?
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Apr 7, 2012 8:12 PM CST
|Thanks, Allison and Janice. |
It took all of us, working together, to make it happen.
Janice, I don't know about a full weekly tour, but I'm pretty sure there will be mini-tours scattered throughout ATP.
I'd like to shout out a big thank you to Sharon for putting together this garden tour article!!
It's fun to share!
Apr 8, 2012 12:36 AM CST
|That's was an enjoyable journey, A vision manifesting before your very eyes. That structured lath-work like extended arch is oh so cool.|
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Apr 8, 2012 2:37 AM CST
|What a gorgeous paradise you've built. And what a tremendous amount of work. Just beautiful Chelle!|
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Apr 8, 2012 2:54 AM CST
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Apr 8, 2012 5:19 AM CST
|Very Inspiring. Makes me want to go plant my lilies (almost). |
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Apr 8, 2012 6:30 AM CST
jmorth said:That's was an enjoyable journey, A vision manifesting before your very eyes. That structured lath-work like extended arch is oh so cool.
It's actually handling the weather as well. We were a bit concerned about the top boards sagging from the weight of snow and ice, but it's been up for a couple of years now, and so far, so good.
The climbing roses and clematis should, if all goes well, make a nice showing on it this year, for the first time. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it does, and what the planted combos look like together.
We've had hard frosts the past couple of nights so I've covered some plants with saved leaves, but you can perhaps see a couple of the climbing roses in this picture.
Opinions(?) I need to repaint that red fence this year, and I need to do it really soon. Should I keep it burgundy (but darker than it is now) for contrast, or paint it the blue-green of the arbor and fence behind it?
I'm so glad that Y'all have joined us for the tour!
Apr 8, 2012 7:30 AM CST
|Beautiful, Chellle!! That is wonderful the way you showed the progress you have made with your parcel of land; it was a very enjoyable tour!! I sure do love the wildflower meadows and the trees, and the way you keep nature in mind while building your beautiful landscape!! It all looks so serene and peaceful! |
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb
Apr 8, 2012 7:35 AM CST
|What a nice job you've done with your property, Chelle. Beautiful transformation!|
There's a Hidden Valley Lake in northeastern Indiana? I know one in southeast Indiana?
Apr 8, 2012 9:05 AM CST
|Thanks for the tour Chelle, your gardens are beautiful!!! Great job!!!|
Apr 8, 2012 10:05 AM CST
kqcrna said:What a nice job you've done with your property, Chelle. Beautiful transformation!
Ours probably isn't known by such, by any but us. It's a private lake, so that's just what we call it. It didn't really seem to fit, at first, but it does now. When you come into the teardrop drive now, you can't see anything except a row of evergreens and rose of sharon.
Thanks for joining us, everyone! I'm really enjoying your comments.
Apr 8, 2012 10:45 AM CST
|I love the contrast between the fence and the arbor. I think I would vote for the dark reddish color. Otherwise it is just a big clump of the same color. course that makes for an interesting palate for the flowers - no contest with them. Doesn't matter what you do, it will be beautiful. What a tremendous effort this all is. Humbling that I cannot even get my small garden together. But you explained the rationale of each type of planting so it is a planned well thought out effort with an eye to each section's possibilities. Though in some cases you tweaked the site to improve its possibilities. Thanks so much.|
Apr 8, 2012 11:31 AM CST
|Yes, Mary; that's it exactly. Finding what works-where and not fighting what we have regarding natural soil, slopes and local weather conditions helps tremendously. That's the only way that we can have so many growing areas here; otherwise, it'd be way more than we could deal with. |
As far as having the gardens *together* goes; it should just be enjoyable to work at it, IMHO. The gardens are never really *done*, right?
Oh, and thanks so much for sharing your opinion on the fence re-do!
Apr 8, 2012 1:04 PM CST
|Absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing it with us!|
Apr 8, 2012 6:43 PM CST
|Oh wow Chelle, I have no words - what a phenomenal transformation |
It's absolutely stunning and oh so beautiful!
Thank you for sharing it with us and thank you Sharon for putting it all together
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Apr 8, 2012 6:51 PM CST
Apr 10, 2012 12:13 PM CST
|Magnificent Chelle! I got so involved while reading and looking at the pictures that it felt like I was actually there for a moment.|
Thanks for the wonderful article Sharon!
Apr 10, 2012 1:02 PM CST
|Fantastic, Patti! |
Sharon does create great stories, doesn't she?
Apr 14, 2012 7:16 PM CST
|Wow, I´m so glad I found this article. Thank you Chelle for sharing your Paradise with us. It´s amazing how much you have changed your 10 acres in this short period of time. Sharon and Chelle thank you for guiding us through this beautiful woodland garden. |