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Old 08-31-2013, 08:42 AM
 
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I just wanted to share, since this is my favorite time of the season. It's a little controlled, but mostly, it's doing what it wants. No one person has the time or energy to manicure all of this.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:51 AM
 
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Very peaceful & a beautiful. Is this your backyard? If so, I am jealous. I can just imagine you sitting there still in your robe sipping a cup of hot coffee and enjoying your peaceful moment

What is missing from the picture is a couple of deer grazing on your plants

But in all seriousness, I like how natural ii appears. No raised bed, no paver stones, and almost as the way nature has intended. You did a great job by making it appear how little work you've done on them.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:10 PM
 
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It is beautiful ! Before I looked at your location I wondered if this was in the Midwest. It is! You have done a good job.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:50 PM
 
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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.
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Tina, it is absolutely beautiful. Is it windy? I remember Kansas and Oklahoma as extremely windy and a hot wind it was.Are you able to work in the heat of the summer? Not me.
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I just wanted to share, since this is my favorite time of the season. It's a little controlled, but mostly, it's doing what it wants. No one person has the time or energy to manicure all of this.
thanks for sharing, it is really pretty. I love all the seasons, but I think from now til Thanksgiving is my favorite.
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:25 PM
 
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Tina, it is absolutely beautiful. Is it windy? I remember Kansas and Oklahoma as extremely windy and a hot wind it was.Are you able to work in the heat of the summer? Not me.
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.
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:48 PM
 
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That is just beautiful, Tina!
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:27 PM
 
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Wow! Very nice. I would love to have a picnic out there.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:06 PM
 
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I just wanted to share, since this is my favorite time of the season. It's a little controlled, but mostly, it's doing what it wants. No one person has the time or energy to manicure all of this.
Nicely done! I liked the relaxed look compared to a structured and regimented set-up. It is very inviting.
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