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Cottage Gardening: Summer 2011 20th anniversary project

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edforlife
Elkin, NC

August 6, 2011
9:22 AM

Post #8740053

I wanted to post pics of my 20th anniversary gift to my wife. Since there are several pics, I thought this might be a better way to show them. Here is the house when we bought it in 2010.

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edforlife
Elkin, NC

August 6, 2011
9:23 AM

Post #8740062

A few weeks ago.

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edforlife
Elkin, NC

August 6, 2011
9:26 AM

Post #8740081

East beds a couple of weeks ago.

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edforlife
Elkin, NC

August 6, 2011
9:32 AM

Post #8740095

East bed today. I did away with the beds and made one large bed. Hopefully the plants will withstand the heat and return to beautify the area. A bench and possibly a pergola will go in the center by the blueberry bush.

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edforlife
Elkin, NC

August 6, 2011
9:35 AM

Post #8740102

South, front of the house #1. The irrigation hasn't been buried yet (duh). It will be when it's cooler.

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edforlife
Elkin, NC

August 6, 2011
9:43 AM

Post #8740126

South, front of the house #2

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edforlife
Elkin, NC

August 6, 2011
9:57 AM

Post #8740149

South, front of the house #3

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edforlife
Elkin, NC

August 6, 2011
10:05 AM

Post #8740167

Another East pic

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edforlife
Elkin, NC

August 6, 2011
10:16 AM

Post #8740183

East

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edforlife
Elkin, NC

August 6, 2011
10:18 AM

Post #8740190

East . . .

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edforlife
Elkin, NC

August 6, 2011
1:35 PM

Post #8740519

Southwest corner.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2011
5:33 AM

Post #8741440

Happy anniversary to Maggie & Matthew! What a lovely gift you're giving Maggie to celebrate the occasion.

Good idea about combining several gardens into a large one. Do you have stepping stones or paths through the garden to make tending the plants easier?

The arbor is very nice. Have you planted anything at the sides yet?

The second photo of the East Bed appears to have a hydrangea. Do you have the name of it? Be prepared for It will probably/possibly grow very large so, as it does, you'll be removing the plants around it.

I absolutely love the last photo. That's quite a professional shot.

Good job, Matthew!
Decolores
Hillsborough, NC

September 1, 2011
7:23 AM

Post #8788325

Agree with all pirl said! You've done a beautiful job (did you make the outdoor table and benches? They look great in your yard, too). What a lovely place -- makes one want to sit and relax with a cold glass of iced tea and just take in all the beauty.

JudyinGA

JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 2, 2011
12:25 AM

Post #8789711

Charming! Absolutely charming! I LOVE your house and yard. Your hard work really shows. It's hard to even try to pick a favorite ... it all comes together beautifully. Can't wait to watch it mature over the years.
edforlife
Elkin, NC

September 17, 2011
9:54 AM

Post #8812226

I haven't checked this in a while since school has started back. Thanks for the comments. Yes, I made the blue table and benches. It worked out so well. I hadn't tried that before.

Iced tea with lemon is a necessity around here! lol

My wife loves it too! She had a hard time when I started putting plants in the ground that looked dead. Now they are doing so well. My DG family has sent some plants to add to the collection and I am so thankful.

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