Garden pics

schoolhouse_gwJuly 13, 2013

Here is a selection of some I've taken recently. It's hard to get the entire garden in one photo, so I end up taking basically the same pics each time. ha.

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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

All very pretty! Your phlox sure are tall.
Everything looks lush like it did here earlier this years. But it is hot and dry now.
I went to a plant swap this morning. But not to swap, just to see friends that I have not seen in a while. I left early as it was getting pretty hot.
Kathy

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 9:28PM
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schoolhouse_gw

Thanks, plantmaven. You're garden is always so nice.

We are expecting high temps all next week. I put another layer of leaf mulch down in areas where it was getting thin, to help keep some moisture in. I'll have to keep an eye on my containers to make sure the plants don't dry out.

Those phlox are so old. I finally thinned them out last Fall so they are looking happier this season. So far no mildew or yellowing at the bottom that is normal for them.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 10:09PM
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gardenweed_z6a

It's hard to get the entire garden in one photo, so I end up taking basically the same pics each time.

Doesn't matter--it's the blooms & shadows, colors & textures that matter, not where you stand to shoot the picture. Thanks for sharing your lovely garden with the rest of us. Each photo says 'peaceful tranquility' to me.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 10:09PM
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schoolhouse_gw

Thank you gardenweed (good moniker!).

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 10:11PM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

It was 102 here today! The forecast for tomorrow is 50% chance of rain. Boy I sure hope so.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 10:43PM
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jennypat Zone 3b NW MN(Zone 3b NW MN)

Oh I love your stone paths? or Patio? and all your trimmed hedges! What a wonderful place you have.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 12:14AM
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organic_kitten(8)

Everything looks wonderful. Love all the stonwork and your beautiful trimmed hedges.
kay

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 5:11PM
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lesmc

You have a beautiful garden! My phlox has never grown that tall!! Thank you for sharing your garden with us. Lesley

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 6:08PM
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oakleyok

Beautiful and serene. Thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 6:26PM
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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

It looks "cool", even if it is hot out, your garden always has a cool, calming look about it and it also is so neat and tidy yet looks effortless. You really have got it down, schoolhouse!

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 7:50PM
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flowerladylorraine

Very pretty and serene. You wouldn't know it was hot by those photos.

FlowerLady

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 1:52PM
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schoolhouse_gw

Thank you.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 11:50AM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Thanks for the visual garden tour schoolhouse. I always enjoy getting to spend a day in your gardens.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 12:04AM
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nulty

Hi Schoolhouse,..as always your garden is lovely to view,..the blooms are beautiful and its the shapes of hedges and stones and paths that make viewing very interesting.

Philip

    Bookmark   September 2, 2013 at 4:21PM
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Thyme2dig NH Zone 5

Wow! I don't know how I missed this thread when you first posted it. Your garden has such a great refined, formal yet still relaxed look. The pictures are so inviting just beckoning us to sit for a while with a cup of tea. Earl Grey for me, please!!

    Bookmark   September 2, 2013 at 8:26PM
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