Four Seasons in my Garden

scottyboipdx(8)January 4, 2012

I recently did a blog post showing sections of my garden and how they grew and changed this past year.


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Wow, gorgeous garden!

    Bookmark   January 5, 2012 at 3:17PM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Great posting, Scott. Your photos of the progression of the garden are very well done. I especially like how the fall colors of the garden work with the fall color of the tree in the background. You have inspired me to take more broad view photos next year.

Each spring I am excited as I look at the mostly empty garden and am so appreciative of the new green growth. Spring comes late and slow to MN. By midsummer my beds are as packed as yours with blooms and interesting foliage. Then fall comes with late blooming plants accenting the browns, rusts, and oranges. Then comes early winter with grasses and bare stems and seedheads contrasting against the fresh snow and finally late winter with snow covering most everything and a yearning for the spring garden.

When visiting Portland I was amazed that the plants get so huge compared to the size of the mature plant here in MN.

Thanks for sharing.

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Here is a link that might be useful: Gardening in Four Dimnsions

    Bookmark   January 6, 2012 at 2:52PM
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Thyme2dig NH Zone 5

I wish I were your neighbor. What a beautiful garden for all seasons. Well done!

    Bookmark   January 6, 2012 at 7:11PM
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thinman(Z5 MI)

Great pictures and gardens, Scott. I also had a good time checking out some of the other gardening blogs you have links to. Thanks for the fun.


    Bookmark   January 7, 2012 at 9:59AM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

So pretty. Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy seeing how gardens progress through the seasons. Yours are beautiful all year round.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2012 at 12:52PM
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Thanks for the kind words, everyone...glad you enjoyed the post :-)

ogrose: Thanks very much :-)

MNWSGAL: It's very true...we have such mild weather that plants seem to grow much bigger here than what they typically would...can make planning a garden challenging ;-)

Thyme2dig: I'm sure there's a house for sale nearby...c'mon over!

thinman: There are quite a few there...I hope you found some good ones!

cyn427: Isn't it glad you enjoyed the post :-)

    Bookmark   January 10, 2012 at 7:02PM
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Ginny McLean_Petite_Garden

Bravo!!!! Amazing gardens! Thank you so much for sharing such awesome pictures at such a dreary time of year. Just what I needed. I am so excited to get going on my plans for spring and you have really inspired me even more! Love it!!



    Bookmark   January 11, 2012 at 9:14PM
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Thanks, honalee! I agree...going through pics of the garden in summer is what gets me through winter ;-)

    Bookmark   January 14, 2012 at 10:22AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

I second Thyme2dig. I want to live across the street from you! Thank you for the photos and for all the hard work.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2012 at 1:09PM
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gonativegal(zone 5a)

I especially like the picture with plant combination of the Lupine, blue geranium and Nepeta and looks like a little Jupiter's Beard peaking over. Lovely pictures.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 2:16AM
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Hahaha...thatnks, hosenemesis...I think we can all agree it would be AWESOME to live in a neighborhood together! Can you imagine...looking down the street and nothing but gorgeous gardens as far as you can see!

Thanks gonativgal! I love that as's such a soothing color palette just before things really explode for summer. That is the ONLY blue Lupine I got in a mixed pack...and, luckily, it's also the most that color! Oh, and you're right, it's Jupiter's Beard in the background. I probably should have dead-headed it after it bloomed last year...I can already see about a million seedlings coming up...oh least now I know what I'll be plugging bare spots in the garden with this season ;-)

    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 11:00AM
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