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We all want to see your gardens and hardscapes.

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Our house is surrounded by perennials with a mix of annuals and several other beds along stone walls and other areas.

Here is a shot of the flowers at the side entry and small flower bed behind the house.

Since this is an old farmhouse, we've kept the landscaping simple. I enjoy the splash of color with the sense of space by limiting the size of the garden beds.

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Here's a few shots of the gardens

The porch"
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Under the maple tree in the front
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Pretttty! What kind of ferns are those? I received 6 boston ferns from my sil about a month ago. I don't have any containers and they really needed re potting, so I planted them on the south side of the house under some shrubs. I'll have to cover them when it gets too cold, but I think they'll make it.
Gosh I want to do some shade gardens around tree's like you have.

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You know Kathy - they're a couple of different types - there's a "cinnamon" fern, and I can't remember the others - but - the big BUT here is you have to check on the tags - some ferns are very invasive and will drive you nuts - so check the habits on the tags before you buy or take some freebies (usually the invasive kind which is why they're being given away). Bostons are hanging - they last till frost - then gone - I've tried to bring them in - but too dry in the house in the winter - all they do is shed and make a big mess.

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When I got my place, the yard needed a major overhaul!

Off the back porch....the "hedges from hell"
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Became this...(the pine tree got a haircut too!)
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They were also along the side of the garage & across the side yard (except where the local kids cut through! )
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I now have my roses...
Along the porch by the driveway
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Moondance at the fenceline
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Dolly Parton at the back porch
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And we all remember my Willow!!
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Utopia, you landscape like I do, LOL I spent my summer ripping out bushes and stumps. In the spring we are going to roto-till all round and put down new grass seed and hope for the best. The people who lived here 1987-2007 were big into gardening... I just want a yard and a swing set. The swing set is in pieces in the garage... that will be next summer's gigantic project...
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Yeah, I wouldn't exactly call mine "landscaping"...not yet anyway! More like land CLEARING!!! Took a whole season just to make it presentable! Jeez it was a mess!!! :evil:
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I refer to it as "reverse landscaping" or "delandscaping."

I feel kind of bad because of how proud the PO was of her garden but... well if she loved it so much she should have stayed put. I don't really feel the need for 2 holly bushes, a rododendron, 6 billion hostas, a thousand ferns, a liliac, a dogwood, and a few other things in a yard the size of ours (ie not very big). I want space for the kids. I don't want to weed under stuff or have to mulch every year ... I just want grass to mow, easy peasy.
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The gardens are the sad part of our purchase story. They're magnificant...quite well known, and there is no way in heck I can maintain them and still find time to breath. The PO and her partner worked nearly full time in them, they also had a full time gardener and a part time landscape guy...I don't have an extra staff of four for the gardens (who are we kidding...I don't have staff LOL and if I did they'd be cleaning the bathrooms before I let them play in the yard!).

We will leave the gardens as is for one year, then the next we'll be removing a significant number of the beds to make it a more family friendly space....and a space I can manage with just a little help. Right now I'm just cheering on the deer who eat half of the plants...they're helping me prune down the garden LOL

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Those are almost all september to october photo's so you aren't seeing the beds in their spleandor. They really are marvelous, I just can't maintain them myself and the 4 year old isn't much help either :D
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