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Old 08-31-2013, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Where the heart is...
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Thanks. It's Kansas, so a formal look is just out of place, imo. We did make raised berms, mostly so we could give the trees and shrubs some decent soil.

See that long berm, the area with the boulders and rocks? That's a rock garden of diifferent sedums, and we had no choice but to put that there. Those rocks and boulders were already underground, buried by the builders who built the house. Our neighbors told us that's why nothing would grow there! So we had a guy with a bucket loader come and excavate it, we brought in truckloads of compost and mulch, and then we put it all back together. It was fun arranging where all the rocks would go to make it appear random. I planted it with low growers because we still wanted to see past it to the far away berm, which is populated almost completely with seeded plants, donated plants and volunteers.

HB2, yes, I love sitting on the porch watching the sun rise over that garden. I drink a lot of coffee out there.
Quite lovely and natural in this form...great eye and feel for this Tina. I may have to pull your photo up when I am out in the morning drinking my coffee.

Thanks for sharing, it really is beautiful.
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:29 PM
 
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Okay, just one more, from a different angle and a different part of the garden, after a brief thunderstorm moved east today. Look at the color of the sky!! I did not fiddle with the color. I only cloned out the hideous power lines because they stood out so much against the sky. There should have been a rainbow -- that is why I was outside with the camera!
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:49 PM
 
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Ok where did I put my fairway driver, FORE!!!!!!


I cant wait for the first frost on the pumpkins.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:02 PM
 
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Ok where did I put my fairway driver, FORE!!!!!!


I cant wait for the first frost on the pumpkins.

Funny, my husband has never hit a golf ball back there!
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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Tina,
That is a gorgeous picture.
You've done a lot of work there. OMG the work!
Great job!
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Boilermaker Territory
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Thanks, NK!
We haven't had wind in a long time, come to think of it. And no, I cannot work in the heat. I couldn't when I was younger and lived in Chicago, and up there 85º was hot. Here, that's a cold spell. I get out when the sun comes up and am done once it hits 80. Kansas has hellish weather in summer. I'm probably indoors more in summer than I am in winter. The dogs can't take much of this heat either. Karma actually comes in the house willingly in this heat.

It's hot, and it's very very dry. We just had a ten minute thunderstorm that settled some dust, and I ran sprinklers through the whole storm. Now I'm waiting for the rainbow.
Climate is basically the #1 reason why I would never live somewhere as hot as Kansas ever again if I can avoid it
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:06 PM
 
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Funny, my husband has never hit a golf ball back there!

WHAT?

That place is chip shot heaven. Yes I practice divet replacement therapy.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:19 AM
 
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WHAT?

That place is chip shot heaven. Yes I practice divet replacement therapy.
I think he doesn't practice his swing in the backyard because I do all the lawn and garden maintenance, and whenever we watch golf on television together, I wince, cringe and moan when I see divets flying up into the air.

Maybe he can just place the ball over the dogs' pee spots, since I need to repair those anyway.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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Climate is basically the #1 reason why I would never live somewhere as hot as Kansas ever again if I can avoid it
Well, we sure won't retire in Kansas, for weather reasons -- and other reasons.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:36 AM
 
Location: In The South
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So pretty, Tina!
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