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Old 06-18-2010, 07:03 PM
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Our front yard that we have transformed from a postage stamp of lawn to a English style Garden, albeit a not very controlled one. No grass to mow, and the perennials are starting outcompete the weeds:



The border is roughly based on one designed by Rosemary Verey probably around 1930. All purples, grays and whites. We should have taken out the sycamore tree when we installed the fence, but taking out trees is a tough call and we decided not to. It shades too much and has blight so that was a mistake.



Front gate of the wrought iron fence. Installed because of a pair of very bad Basenjis who love to run down the street into traffic. I'm happy with the effect though.



Inside the fence looking to the street. We put in this tumbled stone path and nature did the rest providing the moss. And my neighbors trucks.



And a woodland portion that leads to a bench so you can sit and see how much weeding you should be doing, rather than relaxing.

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Old 06-18-2010, 07:11 PM
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Very nice Christina.

Not nearly as nice, but in the city its home!











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Old 06-18-2010, 07:37 PM
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Nice you two. I just bought a 100 year old house I am rebuilding that has an overgrown yard. Give me another year and then I'll post some pics.
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Old 06-18-2010, 07:41 PM
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Oh Christina, you have moss that grows between your rocks naturally, sweet! I live in the wrong climate for it. Or anything that's decently green really. It's that whole rain thing. We get some. Sometimes. More often than we did when I lived in San Diego! But i'd still love to live somewhere that was prectically underwater. Green growing stuff, that would be nice!
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Old 06-18-2010, 07:45 PM
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Oh Christina, you have moss that grows between your rocks naturally, sweet! I live in the wrong climate for it. Or anything that's decently green really. It's that whole rain thing. We get some. Sometimes. More often than we did when I lived in San Diego! But i'd still love to live somewhere that was prectically underwater. Green growing stuff, that would be nice!
I feel very fortunate that we get all this natural moss here. They actually sell products to kill it in all the stores! I just don't get it.

Of course all that rain makes the slugs thrive too, so....
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Old 06-18-2010, 07:51 PM
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The front yard has been frustrating. After spending a lot of time and money on hard to find old cultivars due to the plans we were following in Arts and Crafts Gardens (and Heronswood, our local wonderful nursery that we found a lot of the stuff at got bought by Burpee seeds and was shuttered), Verizon dug up the whole thing to install fiber optic cable. It killed many of the plants and looked like hell for a couple of years and the structure of the soil was ruined. I was really pulled down by the whole situation and kind of lost my enthusiasm. This great mild and wet winter we had allowed a lot of the plants to recover, plus time heals many wounds I guess.

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Ok, I don`t know how that worked but it did.
First pic- side yard and pond
Second pic- Back yard
Third pic - driveway and barn
fourth pic - front yard and part of the lower garden
fifth pic - front garden(little late this year)
Sixth pic - berry row(seaberry, honeyberry, aroniaberry, sugarsweet cherry bushes, blackberry and grapevines: the currant, gooseberry and jostaberry are in the background)
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Old 06-19-2010, 03:13 PM
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I don't have a full garden shot but here are some of my perennials.
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