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Monday, July 21, 2008

Our Portage Garden

Welcome sign
....to my garden in all it's overgrown, weedy glory!


Frog garden decor
A few years ago, my boys started buying me frogs for my garden.


Frog garden decor
....did I say garden....it's looking more like a jungle right now!


Perennial gardenBut my frogs seem to like it!


Lawn chairs in perennial garden

With all the mosquitoes this year, the frogs are about the only ones enjoying the garden. We have yet to sit in the two chairs in this picture.


Perennial Garden
My gardening style couldn't be any more different from my Mom's. She likes space around each individual plant...I like a wild mass of different kinds of flowers. My thinking is that if I get enough flowers growing, eventually they will choke out the weeds....so far, it's not quite working!



Perennial Garden
This isn't a very good picture, but it's a yellow rose my husband bought for me...they are my favorite...I carried a single yellow rose for our wedding.


Wild Perennial GardenYes, I like the wild look, but this is a little much even for me!


Perennial Garden
Perennial ground coversI do love the way the different types of ground cover are mixed together though. They're growing into the path, and among the rocks, just the way I hoped they would.


Perennial ground coversPathway through perennial garden
Lawn chairs, fence, and birdhouse in perennial gardenFrog Decor in perennial gardenYarrow along driveway to houseLawn and flower bedAnd here are a few pictures of the whole yard.


Lawn, garden and house
I hope you enjoyed visiting my garden. Come back soon, as the view is always changing!


Edited to add these photos from a later date. You can see more of the Gazebo HERE.

This was my favorite spot...a hidden patio behind the gazebo.

The steps from the patio to the deck and gazebo

The patio behind the gazebo

The steps from the gazebo to the patio


A planter in front of the gazebo

The view from the road.
The view from the road

 And the view from the deck.
View from the deck

 This photo shows the front of the house with the gazebo.
Gazebo


* Note: We sold this house in the spring of 2012. The new owners have made some great improvements, but removing all of the flowers wasn't one of them!

1 comment:

Jean said...

I like the wild look to but mine gets too wild also. I figure if I have enough blooms no one will notice the weeds! Forgot to mention your delphiniums in the post above. Beautiful! I can't seem to grow them. Jean