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maozamom
Orrville, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 8, 2009
10:06 PM

Post #7041617

We ran out of room to add flower beds to our own yard so my husband and I volunteered to replant a long border for the historic society. It's about seventy feet long and was full of ditch lilies, hosta, raspberries, seven foot maple saplings, and lots of thistle. There were tree removed just a couple of years ago and roots are a problem. Although he's no spring chicken, my Dh worked very hard turning and clearing the whole thing by hand. The Historic Society had just finished major work fixing the founders homestead and have no more funds. We're trying to live off one fart-time job so we aren't able budget any funds to this project either. All flowers are from my garden , we're acquired at a plant swap, or were planted from seeds. Thank you piggy swap participants!

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maozamom
Orrville, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 8, 2009
10:10 PM

Post #7041630

We built a low wall to elevate a low spot that floods after heavy rains. There's very few rocks here and we had trouble finding enough.

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maozamom
Orrville, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 8, 2009
10:12 PM

Post #7041635

From the sidewalk

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maozamom
Orrville, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 8, 2009
10:15 PM

Post #7041641

Towards the founders homestead.

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starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

September 12, 2009
9:30 PM

Post #7056333

Oh man that looks beautiful. Hoep evrybody give s yoru hubby big hugs for all the work he did. That is alot of work.

Such beauty to see and hope other s wil appreciate all the work ya guys put into it : )


( Now can I borrow him to do my yards. LOl hahahahah )
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

September 14, 2009
4:46 AM

Post #7061730

Nice job. It must be even more rewarding in that you did it without buying plants. It looks great.
Pagancat
(Sheryl) Gainesboro, TN
(Zone 6b)

September 15, 2009
12:34 AM

Post #7064762

ROFL - I've had jobs like the one you mention!!!!

Looks great, anytime you wanna do another, jes' lemme know! You both did a great job.
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2009
1:42 AM

Post #7146392

What a great job , now are you two the full time caretakers of the garden too?
Pamgarden
Central, VA
(Zone 7b)

October 8, 2009
1:04 PM

Post #7147527

Yes, as gardengus says, you saved it, and so it is yours now. Twice blessed.
QuoiMerrie
Bay Village, OH

October 8, 2009
1:07 PM

Post #7147539

Congrats. Really cool. Good work.

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