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(Zone 7a)


February 22, 2010
9:50 AM

Post #7578371

There are a total of 300 votes:


In the middle of the woods with lots of ferns and shade loving plants.
(34 votes, 11%)
Red dot


A sunny meadow with wildflowers and lots of color
(22 votes, 7%)
Red dot


An English cottage garden
(115 votes, 38%)
Red dot


An Alpine garden with cool climate plants
(5 votes, 1%)
Red dot


A Xerescape garden with drought tolerant succulents
(10 votes, 3%)
Red dot


An edible garden with many fruits and veggies!
(74 votes, 24%)
Red dot


None of the above! (tell us!)
(40 votes, 13%)
Red dot


Previous Polls

Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 22, 2010
11:25 AM

Post #7578411

I voted 'none of the above' because ideally I would like it to be a plumeria grove with a beach in the background!! Kind of like this...

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herbalbetty
Middleburgh, NY

February 22, 2010
11:27 AM

Post #7578414

Actually, my dream garden (and what my garden is) is a blend of English garden and an edible garden with many fruits and veggies.
carolyn_haack
Saint Petersburg, FL

February 22, 2010
11:45 AM

Post #7578421

I voted for an edible garden, but I actually want it to be filled with exotic tropical edibles- Mangosteen, Jackfruit, Coconuts, Cocoa pods, etc.

Some day, perhaps.
ericabelle
West Plains, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2010
11:59 AM

Post #7578428

I am originally from Mississippi, so...The garden of my dreams would be a beautiful Southern garden, with a formal parterre (spelling?) garden and an informal cottagey area as well. Traditional plants like Azaleas, Crepe Myrtles, and Magnolia trees would be mixed in with tropical accents like Banana plants, Elephant ears, and palms. A hard feat to accomplish here in Missouri, but I'm getting there!
Tina_A
Caddo Mills, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 22, 2010
12:35 PM

Post #7578457

I voted none of the above also because I want it to be a combination of many styles. I want to have outdoor rooms with the gardens attached as well as different greenhouses situated nearby. Rose and strawberry garden is one of my ideas.
Tina
twinkielee
Minden, LA

February 22, 2010
2:26 PM

Post #7578631

I was torn between the woods garden because I live in the woods and that's pretty much what I have and the English cottage garden. Is there such a thing as an English woods garden?
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

February 22, 2010
2:39 PM

Post #7578664

Tina, are you thinking of planting strawberries at the foot of your roses? I've got some berries I need to move and was giving that some thought as well. I find roses to be a not very attractive bush (until they bloom and then all is forgiven). I've relegated them to a sunny fence line where they get good air circulation, hoping this will minimize all their various 'issues,' or they can just share them with one another I guess. It's kind of off by itself and I need a ground cover of some sort so I don't have so much to weed.

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


February 22, 2010
3:06 PM

Post #7578755

Left out the Tropics... obvious choice... .. a large, tropical island with tons of rooms to grow palms... and no mosquitoes...

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 22, 2010
3:52 PM

Post #7578883

A conifer collection . . . sort of half-woodland, half-alpine

Resin
Katlian
Carson City, NV
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2010
4:17 PM

Post #7578946

I love my edible garden but I would really like to have an alpine/xeriscape garden on the roof. Unfortunately the roof isn't really built to support that kind of weight. Oh well, I can dream.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 22, 2010
4:19 PM

Post #7578951

Anything with an ocean view.
JonnaSudenius

(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2010
4:58 PM

Post #7579061

I voted non of the above. My dreamgarden is a combination of all the gardens.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


February 22, 2010
5:19 PM

Post #7579110

A warm (not hot) tropical garden on the ocean with a large colonial house & big porch with expansive planting beds surrounding the house. Sections of the acreage devoted to groups of plants: Heliconias & Gingers, Fruit, Palms & Cycads, Orchids, etc. with a good sized propagation area. That's my garden,... in my dreams.
seemama
Kissimmee, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 22, 2010
5:21 PM

Post #7579117

I put English cottage garden, because I can manage that without much trouble!!!!
Just like this picture -that was my old garden.

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sharonf1
Lake in the Hills, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2010
6:05 PM

Post #7579211

I love what I term as "Wisconsin gardens" - beds thick with flowers that bloom all summer. No rows or sections just a riot of types and colors. These beds seem more visible when driving through that state (instead of tucked into back yards) and I always enjoy looking at them. Anyhow, I strive for that effect in my own gardens --

~Sharon
Tina_A
Caddo Mills, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 22, 2010
6:06 PM

Post #7579216

Bonehead,
That's what I did in North Dakota. I had a flower garden in the front with just the roses and strawberries. The only things is that I should have put in 3X the amount of strawberries that I had.
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

February 22, 2010
6:12 PM

Post #7579233

Hmmm, I think today is the day the strawberries find a new home. Thanks.
dparsons01
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7b)

February 22, 2010
6:50 PM

Post #7579310

There is a difference in what I dream about and what I do in my garden.
CherokeeGreg
Fresno, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 22, 2010
7:20 PM

Post #7579392

I voted none of the above. Mine would be a tropical garden with lots of cannas,bananas,palms and elephant ears and plumerias of coures and lots of tropical fruit trees with a few monkeys now im dreaming of Costa Rica !!!!!!!!!!. Which I do have most of the above plants any how. I just need the island now.

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graceful_garden
Hahira, GA
(Zone 8b)

February 22, 2010
7:30 PM

Post #7579426

A combination of A, B and F! (Is that asking too much - they DID say DREAM, right?!
temafilly
Oconomowoc, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 22, 2010
7:32 PM

Post #7579431

Hello All,
I voted for the edibles, and though I have one of what most would term 'large' (1250sq') size, I can always dream of bigger! Ooops, how did that tiller get over there?
I would also have voted for the 'cottage' type as I dream of getting my new front bed finished. It won't have many of the traditional flowers, but it does take up a third of the front yard, and will (eventually) wrap 3/4 of the house in blossoms.

@ Sharon: I've lived in rural Wisc. all my life, and I think the reason that you see the flowers in front has to do with, most times, there's a corn field in back - where munching deer sneak out of to raid the hostas! Around here 'deer resistant' doesn't necessarily mean they WON"T eat it, hungry moms making milk aren't picky. But that's not so bad - more for my freezer in fall!

PS - Anyone else looking for Strawberries? Send me a note!
gardenarian
Brisbane, CA

February 22, 2010
9:34 PM

Post #7579776

I am also trying to combine a cottage garden with an edible landscape that is also water saving (I just can't go as far as xeriscaping, though I do use graywater.) I have plums, apricots, cherries, oranges, limes, huckleberries, strawberries, and am planning on putting in a pineapple guava and either persimmon or loquat. My borders are lavender, sage, rosemary, mint - as well as quite a few roses. I can't resist roses! And a wisteria arbor, and my fence is covered with morning glories. I have had poor luck with veggies and right now just have some chard and of course will put in tomatoes. I love fruit - edible and perennial!

And - I have a nice view of San Francisco Bay :-)

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1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 22, 2010
10:20 PM

Post #7579926

Anything mixed with edibles is the way for me. I took out my grass lawn to plant veggies, I just couldn't water grass any longer. There are so many edibles that are beautiful but if I see something I like I won't deny myself just because it isn't edible.
Lisa
CMikesell
Tustin, MI

February 22, 2010
10:26 PM

Post #7579945

I did vote for an edible garden. Although, I would love to have a cottage garden...then you could meander through...along the paths..stop and sit for a while under a canopy of wisteria or honey suckle. Watch the birds and butterflys feed off their most favorite plants. I have a space that I would love to do this with. I want to turn it into a memorial garden for my Gram who loved plants, her hummers and any other wild life that happened to show up.

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kmyers
Roseburg, OR

February 23, 2010
12:32 AM

Post #7580285

I have always choose shade plants and love them. It might be from years ago walking to the top of the hill above my Grandmother's house to the tree line and finding so many orchids and trilliums you almost had to step on them to walk. I just like the feel and the woodsy smell
randbponder
Hornick, IA
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2010
12:56 AM

Post #7580355

Have to live to enjoy, have to eat to live. Therefore I voted edible garden and a few fruit trees. Now if only that were available with no skeeters, no snow, no hot sultry temps. Okay I'm dreaming right?????

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

February 23, 2010
12:58 AM

Post #7580362

I said none of the above--cause I wanted ALL of the above--I just love all kinds of plants and all kinds of food too
Sandra
rockgardner
Billerica, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2010
1:46 AM

Post #7580488

Same here... all of the above... and constantly striving to get there.

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2010
2:10 AM

Post #7580517

In my dreams, my edible garden has no squash bugs.
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 23, 2010
3:07 AM

Post #7580611

I voted for the English Cottage Garden but I'd really just love to own and live in Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens in south Florida!
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2010
3:40 AM

Post #7580663

I voted for other because my garden will be a mix of flowers and veggies. Kind of an edible cottage garden with lots of color.
hopflower
Santa Rosa, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 23, 2010
4:32 AM

Post #7580729

Actually, an English garden often includes a fruit and veggie section; at least traditionally. All my relatives there have them.
rutholive
Tonasket, WA
(Zone 5a)

February 23, 2010
4:56 AM

Post #7580763

I still can't figure out how to vote, there is no little circle. Anyway my dream garden is flowers and edibles mixed. I have both but not together. This year I plan to remedy that and mix them. There are so many pretty veggies.

Donna

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2010
5:22 AM

Post #7580801

I voted None of the above. My ultimate garden would be room enough for every type of garden.
temafilly
Oconomowoc, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2010
5:30 AM

Post #7580809

@ greenbrain -
I was overrun with the striped devils the first year I put a garden in this yard. Then I read a book called 'Carrots Love Tomatoes' by Louise Riotte, which is about companion planting. The copyright is 1975, but the knowledge is timeless.
I plant many varieties of the squash family, and should be a utopia for their pests but for one thing - the radish. My garden looked like an unkept meadow last year because of all the 4' tall blooming stalks, but I had NOT ONE BUG. Not on 5 varieties of squash, or on the beans, or on the potatoes.
Since the radishes are left to finish their cycle, you can collect seed for next year. Cheap, renewable, effective and 100% natural. The best kind of pest control. I had a mix of radish varieties, so I believe it's more the flower than the flavor that counts, seeing as I like the milder tasting ones, personally. I do recall the ones I had seed for were 'Cherry Belle', 'French Breakfast' and 'Red Meat'. The seed was scattered randomly so I can't say one is better than the other, and I just used Y-sticks to prop up any that overgrew the paths - one radish plant will grow Ht 4', W 3'.
This year my seed will all be hybrids, so some interesting things might result!
tropicsofohio
Hilliard, OH
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2010
12:29 PM

Post #7580967

haha, i voted none of the above yesterday, but was too tired to wright a response... well, while i was sleeping, i had a dream that my garden was demolished... and i nearly commited murderXD. but my garden is kinda a mix of everything.. we have a wooded shade garden, a tropical themed bed, with banana plants, bamboo, and hibiscus. our new addition will be in the corner with white birch and hemlock:)
tamberlin
Framingham, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2010
1:36 PM

Post #7581115

English cottage garden with edible portion PLUS the big greenhouse for all the tropical plants now crowding me out of the basement...
Wouldn't it be nice???
revclaus
(Judith) Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2010
2:25 PM

Post #7581229

I'd love a woodsy garden, not just with ferns and shade loving green plants, but lots of shade loving flowers too. I miss the "woods" I grew up with in Minnesota. Now I live in Denver, which is high plains, 300 days of sunshine annually and dry as a bone. The first thing I missed when I moved here 40 years ago is Minnesota lakes and trees. None of that here.
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2010
2:50 PM

Post #7581286

temafilly,

I'm going to try that radish idea this year. I'm turning a wild pasture grass area into a garden with flowers and veggies and I've been concerned about what kind of bugs I'm going to fight. I don't want to use chemicals because I have a habit of lunch in the garden. I've heard about using Marigolds for pest control, now I will try radish also. Thank you for the information. I'll look up that book by Louise Riotte.

Marti

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 23, 2010
2:51 PM

Post #7581290

None of the above, really all of the above... My ideal would be Texas Natives, but I love all of the plants with blooms, then I love my butterflies so I have to have sunny nectar and host plants, citrus, vines, and herbs that they use for host plants. Then I have tropicals too and then there is a shady hosta garden. But we also have a lot of hanging baskets, succulents, and pond plants.
Since I have retired I enjoy my gardens even more and have time to try new things.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2010
3:11 PM

Post #7581341

Similar to Sheila's post: all of the above.
TexasTam
Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 23, 2010
3:16 PM

Post #7581349

I would love to have a New Orleans-style cottage garden...does that make sense? And a lush courtyard/patio with a fountain, lots of wrought iron and wicker, and all kinds of things growing around it, including edibles.
LindaCA
Concord, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 23, 2010
4:21 PM

Post #7581495

I'm with Growin. A warm (not hot) tropical paradise. You described my perfect garden to the T
SongsofJoy
New Hampshire, NH
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2010
5:25 PM

Post #7581655

I chose a woodland garden with lots of ferns and trees because that's what I currently have - and I've really grown to love shade gardens. I love the cool, calm, serene feeling that my shade garden evokes.

That being said, I have ALWAYS wanted to have a veggie garden so my dream garden would be exactly what I have plus a patch of land adjacent to my current garden where I can grow sun-loving veggies and maybe a sunny cutting garden :)

Here's my cool oasis

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2010
5:26 PM

Post #7581658

Beautiful!!!
randbponder
Hornick, IA
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2010
5:48 PM

Post #7581717

Yes!!! Beautiful ; I have a pond & water fall next to our patio but--- it is in sun, all day. I am trying to get a nice shade tree growing nearby. I have several failed attempts. Twice the great grand kids broke it down while playing. I have another one started and just for it's protection I have a little fence around it. As for the G G kids they are welcome anytime.
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2010
8:35 PM

Post #7582100

I chose 'none of the above' simply because my dream garden would be a mixture of all the above! With LOTS of fruit and veggies all year round.
Hillbilly_Gran
Jasper, AR
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2010
8:55 PM

Post #7582145

I chose a Xeriscape garden-- because I live in the middle of the woods and have the shade garden. I long to grow lots of cacti and succulents outdoors--not just Opuntia and semps. I guess i will just have to move back to So. Calif.
flowrgirl1
Winston-Salem, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2010
9:20 PM

Post #7582198

I said none of the above but that's because I want all those aspects in my perfect garden. Im talking several acres of gardens.
roseone33
Southern Mountains, GA
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2010
9:47 PM

Post #7582244

My dream garden would include all kinds of vegetables and fruits in a 4 season set up, along with an extensive orchard. Throw in a tiny kitchen/herb garden, a herbaceous border English style and a park like arboretum, British style. And of course, a team of helpers to maintain it. But really, just a good producing vegetable garden a some flowers and I'm happy.
nymegen
Auburn, NH
(Zone 5a)

February 24, 2010
12:10 AM

Post #7582672

TROPICAL,TROPICAL,with a nice pool .Life would be perfect.
FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

February 24, 2010
1:03 AM

Post #7582856

Ericabelle described my tropical garden to a tee!!! Of course a beautiful pond with lots of fish, frogs, little lizards along with beautiful birds and butterflies and a place to sit in the middle of this paradise!!!
temafilly
Oconomowoc, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 24, 2010
10:11 AM

Post #7583668

@ Marti

That book is an absolute gem. I found mine at a book re-sale shop, and with what I traded in, was bought for 50 cents! Beyond well and worth it. Mind Rummage and Flea Market season is coming up!
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2010
2:09 PM

Post #7583935

I've got a new friend that has a used book store I'll check with her for the book and the local flea market.

Marti
dparsons01
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2010
5:29 PM

Post #7584437

I'm surprised at the number of people who put down edible. In my dreams I don't need to eat and food is never an element. In reality, I grow lots of edibles.
mcash70
Logan Lake, BC
(Zone 3a)

February 24, 2010
8:47 PM

Post #7584922

I voted None of the above, I would like a combination of all of them!!
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 25, 2010
1:54 AM

Post #7585601

Want it all too:) Full sun area, woodland shaded area, a creek for stuff along the banks leading to a small pond, veggies and herbs, natural areas for nectar and habitat plantings and a great patio area for my fiendish love of containers. Really not asking for alot am I:lol:
mom2goldens
Carmel, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 25, 2010
1:59 AM

Post #7585621

Although I voted for the cottage garden, I would love to have a combination of that with the fruits/veggie garden. I need more space!!! (and a longer growing season).
mcash70
Logan Lake, BC
(Zone 3a)

February 25, 2010
2:38 AM

Post #7585741

dmac085 sounds like just about what I had in mind except you forgot to include a couple of grounds keepers so that I wouldn't have to work so hard;o)

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2010
2:59 AM

Post #7585817

Own the book "Carrots Love Tomatoes" and have tried everything! Now my garden is overrun with tansy, radishes, & all the other plants that didn't repel the squash bugs, but have self-sown out of control. That's why I'm so frustrated. I just grow trombone squash because it's so prolific.
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 25, 2010
3:46 AM

Post #7585947

Yeah:lol: I thought independantly stinkin rich was implied:lol: Oh yeah, no future subdivisions, associations or neighbors right on top of you!
randbponder
Hornick, IA
(Zone 4b)

February 25, 2010
11:54 AM

Post #7586408

Ha ha ha; I am very UN-rich, that's why all the edibles are in my garden!
Not in any hurry yet as garden is under 3' of that white stuff.
TexasTam
Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 25, 2010
3:23 PM

Post #7586714

I forgot to add that my dream garden would include a fulltime groundskeeper too...one that looked like Johnny Depp. lol
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 25, 2010
7:29 PM

Post #7587329

No, you can't have Johnny Depp because, in my dreams, he is at my house!
temafilly
Oconomowoc, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 25, 2010
10:03 PM

Post #7587708

How about one of you two plant HIM and put the clones up for trade! I'd take the 'Pirate' cultivar!

I want to apologize for being unclear. I should have clarified that I was speaking about the Cucumber Striped Beetle (stripy devils) when I mentioned 'squash bug'. There are good articles on this obnoxious pest at http://www.simplykitchengarden.com and
http://www.attra.org/attra-pub/PDF/squash_pest.pdf. This second one treats on the borer as well as the bug.

This message was edited Feb 25, 2010 9:41 PM
mcash70
Logan Lake, BC
(Zone 3a)

February 25, 2010
10:42 PM

Post #7587784

ROTFL...;-D!!!!
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

February 26, 2010
2:40 AM

Post #7588272

I voted for sunny wildflower - because the question included "in your dreams"


That is the garden I planted and it is hard to walk through or enjoy because of the bees. So while it still is my 'dream' garden, I am slowly replacing it with things not so bee loving.
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

February 26, 2010
3:21 AM

Post #7588375

none of the above.what else but a lily garden!

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

February 26, 2010
3:06 PM

Post #7589100

I'm English, so I grew up with an English Cottage Garden. As an adult I lived for 30 years in South Florida, so had a tropical garden. Now I'm in North Carolina. I voted for a vegetable garden because I'm in "if-I-can't-eat-it-I-won't-grow-it" mode :)

Maybe by next year I'll be able to alot some space to flowers.
Sofonisba
Beacon, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 26, 2010
4:46 PM

Post #7589330

What, no ALL OF THE ABOVE option? I didn't vote, because I really would love all of the above. I'll just have to go visiting a lot of gardens, I guess! Travel is fun when there's a beautiful garden to see.
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

February 26, 2010
5:03 PM

Post #7589376

Honeybee -- here in my neck of the woods ...if you can grow it EVERYTHING eats it!! So you got to like to share and plant extra!
gardener1941
Port St Lucie, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 27, 2010
2:16 AM

Post #7590842

I voted for the English Garden. In reality I live on the Treasure Coast in Florida and have a rather unorganized yard full of plants and a small veggie garden. I enjoy the birds and butterflys that frequent my backyard. I have larvel and nectar plants for the butterflys. I have had lots of cardinals and painted bunings this winter. I have 3 birdfeeders and strow some seeds on the ground for the doves. My garden is a work in progress, I'm always seeing some plant that I just can't live without and have to find it a home. My garden is my therapy in this rushed world, time passes quickly while I'm out communing with nature.

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hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 27, 2010
3:46 AM

Post #7591044

I voted English Garden too, but honestly in this high desert climate, with a 5/8 acre of land, we would be nuts to have my whole landscape like that. I can put water loving plants in pots and pockets but I also need to have some Xeric plant areas and plants that can be drought tolerant.
I have made a nice English style garden out of drought tolerant plants, mixed in with roses, in this same region before and it worked but with the water shortage, I could lose all my plants in one year.
FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

February 27, 2010
9:42 PM

Post #7592718

gardener1941,
Your garden and location already sound like a garden in my dreams!! I bet it is beautiful!!
dlbailey
Central Valley, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 27, 2010
10:06 PM

Post #7592764

Suprised and pleased that vegetable gardens are only behind English cottage gardens. See I am not the only one that passes up flower seeds for a good tomato or pepper plant. To me, a yard full of veggies and fruits is the most beautiful thing in the world.
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

February 28, 2010
2:30 AM

Post #7593331

That half of the planet be gardens, wiith no weeds and for all of us to enjoy. We could wish for world peace while we are dreaming of our ideal gardens...would it be great for all of us to just get along with each other? Well, that would be my dream garden!
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

February 28, 2010
2:43 AM

Post #7593356

evelyn,when i step into my lily garden,[seed growing vortex],there is world peace
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

February 28, 2010
3:20 AM

Post #7593427

Yes, when we are in our own gardens...heh, heh... :-)

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 28, 2010
8:05 PM

Post #7594860

Well I had to vote none of the above because I want a one that's a bit of several!

I need a big section of trees and filled with ferns & hostas and the like...but then I want a nice big meadow filled to the rim with wildflowers...and then out front I want a lovely English Garden...and close by in the back a nice veggie garden!

Now that is not too much to want...is it?? :-)

Fixin typos!

This message was edited Mar 1, 2010 9:36 AM
wildrosehips
Republic, WA

March 1, 2010
12:34 AM

Post #7595548

With a Knot/Medieval Garden up near the entrance of our mountain property, a Grape Arbor/outdoor "Feast" area, an Orchard of fruit trees, 3 different Herb gardens, not to mention my ocean cottage paradise (with ocean/sea named plants) and a "tropical" plant sun room, I really would like to have a simple English Garden. Lots of flowers overflowing and "hiding" the house.
One who has the most flowers WINS!
Wildrosehips
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grrrlgeek
Grayslake, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 1, 2010
3:24 AM

Post #7595952

All of the above, plus Dutchlady's plumerias and beach. That looks awesome from this zone 5 garden.
gardener1941
Port St Lucie, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 2, 2010
9:07 PM

Post #7600309

To FlipFlops - Thank you for your kind comments. The cold weather we've been having has damaged some of my plants but I'm waiting until it is gone before doing any serious cutting back. Better weather than they've been having up north, but we can't stand a long period of colder temps like we've been having on our plants here. I'm looking forward to more warmer days soon. What did that groundhog say again???

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FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

March 5, 2010
6:22 PM

Post #7607482

To Gardener1941 - Love your bottle brush bushes. I planted two in front of my house and they are just starting to put out new growth. What are those plants in front and do they like sun. Another lovely picture...would love to see your garden. I am so ready for the cold weather to leave too and I know we don't have it as bad as others but it's still cold for here!
gardener1941
Port St Lucie, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 17, 2010
5:06 PM

Post #7713628

To Flipflops - the plant in the foreground is a jatropia - butterflys love it. Yes It can take full sun. Lost its leaves in the cold but got flowers back and leaves are coming. Glad cold weather is gone! Everything is growing again. Veggie garden is doing well too. We are in zone 9b - southern part. Bottlebrush is in full bloom now and beautiful! I have a large powderpuff but flowers are gone now and it's putting on new growth. I pruned it a couple of weeks ago. Mango tree has fruit and I'm anxiously awaiting fruit this summer. Citrus trees are blooming and some teeny fruit are holding. Hope this summer isn't too hot so I can spend more time outside.
luciee
Hanceville, AL
(Zone 7a)

March 27, 2011
11:27 AM

Post #8453488

Weed free, bug free, fire-ant free, snake free, disease free, etc. Since none of this will ever happen, I'll just keep taking my trusty hoe with me to the garden, down at the foot of the hill where the creek runs.

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