Monthly Archives: March 2015

My First Sight of the Gardens at My New House – Front Yard

My first visit to this house was in the second week of September 2008. I made the offer the same day, and it was only because of difficulties in selling my mother’s house (I needed my share of that money … Continue reading

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Powerwashing Magic!

The previous owner of my house had a feud with the family who lived next door (at the time) to the west. Often one to overreact, she put up a 6’ privacy fence along almost the entire western border of … Continue reading

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Whose Great Idea Was This?

  From the front, my house looks like it is a one-story ranch, but actually it is a three-level split. Past the house in back the ground begins to slope gradually down to a small lake, but in the center, … Continue reading

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Too Much Greenery, Not Enough Color

Up until I bought this house, I’d had almost virgin territory to work with when I planned gardens. After my father’s death in 1996, I moved in with my mother the following year. Dad was a gardener, but he mostly … Continue reading

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The Year of Renovation and Renewal

A 35-year journey has brought me to this point, this spring of 2015 with my gardens in ruins – weeds, volunteers, plants eating up space, plants that have been overwhelmed and plants that simply will not die. Finally, in this … Continue reading

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