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DavidofDeLand

DavidofDeLand
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 20, 2013
6:26 AM

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Plant_Thang
Jacksonville, FL

January 20, 2013
7:30 AM

Post #9391031

Looking good David. My DW goes with the cottage garden look too, wouldn't have it any other way.

DavidofDeLand

DavidofDeLand
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 20, 2013
7:40 AM

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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

January 20, 2013
8:47 AM

Post #9391123

Dear Wife... it's a short hand kinda thing. DH, DD, DS etc... Dear Husband, Dear Daughter, Dear Son...

I found your thread David and your pics are AWESOME. I always prefer the "landscape" pics over the "single specimen" pics. Thank you for sharing your pictures. A DG (DaveGarden) friend mailed me a camera so I'm hoping this summer to be posting some of my own pictures this year. A friend dug up and mailed me over 300 bulbs late this fall so we hired a guy and he removed sod and I increased my flower beds by 3X. I'm so eager to see how my plantings turned out!!! Many I simply had to stuff into above ground flower beds to hold them since the worker didn't get the sod removed in time and I needed to get the bulbs in the ground NOW!!!
Valsflowers
Litchfield Park, AZ

January 20, 2013
9:33 AM

Post #9391182

Beautiful. I love teh daylilies.

DavidofDeLand

DavidofDeLand
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 20, 2013
9:44 AM

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dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

January 22, 2013
4:13 AM

Post #9393344

Really beautiful garden and great photos!
KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
5:06 PM

Post #9395286

David, those Amaranthus are GORGEOUS! Tell me how you grow them so beautifully!!!!

DavidofDeLand

DavidofDeLand
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 24, 2013
5:49 AM

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Decolores
Hillsborough, NC

January 24, 2013
6:06 AM

Post #9395725

David, your garden is beautiful. I also love the colors/decor of your house...lovely and unique! (Did you paint/decorate it?). Whoever did the designing did a GREAT job...

DavidofDeLand

DavidofDeLand
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 24, 2013
6:19 AM

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sempervirens
Northern, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
7:38 AM

Post #9395845

Very interesting garden with lots of unexpected touches.
GingerGaia
West Monroe, LA
(Zone 8a)

February 15, 2013
4:48 PM

Post #9420294

I enjoyed this so much. Cottage gardens can be anywhere. Of course around an actual cottage like your is even better. Just love the way you painted- decorated your cottage and all the plants are great. My dream was a cottage & garden like yours only I always had to build my Cottages new because the only older homes in my town are is very unsafe neighborhoods. I ultimately ended up with a victorial style 2/3 required brick house on an acre I try to make cottagy- but yours-well what a dream.

DavidofDeLand

DavidofDeLand
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 16, 2013
9:26 AM

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bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

February 18, 2013
7:34 AM

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Thank you for inviting us on a walk through your garden - it's always fun to see the different ways folks in different parts of the world interpret the cottage garden theme and yours speaks to that very well. Nicely done serendipitous elements among the flowers, too.

DavidofDeLand

DavidofDeLand
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 18, 2013
3:34 PM

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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

July 30, 2013
8:19 PM

Post #9616947

David, do you have some new pictures to share??
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2013
6:24 AM

Post #9644583

I'm always inspired by David's use of color and texture.

David, do you "map" you planting bed out before you plant? Or do use my method, trial and error? Whatever method you use it sure is working out for you! ☺

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 30, 2013
7:50 AM

Post #9645721

David, I'm still house hunting but I'm coming closer to a decision (and can make an offer when I get my pre-qualified letter from the mortgage company). Then I'll have a whole new set of gardening challenges to face. Each of the 3 houses's back yard garden area are soooooooo different. I'll let you know with pics when it's a done deal.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

July 13, 2014
6:01 AM

Post #9892298

Well... we bought a house in October, it had years of neglect outdoors. The previous owner had been a little old lady who's health failed. We had different areas we named according to the dominant issue. We had the wilderness, a raised area with Aspen and flowering plum that was so overgrown we didn't know we had landscaping boulders and a birdhouse on a post that was over 6 feet tall!
The jungle consisted of an area about 20 x 60 with a shed, grass over 18 inches tall that hid such treasures as a whole pickup load of branches, rose prunings and the spikes from Century plants and about a dozen tomato cages. It also had a few flowers planted in it. I've transplanted out several of them and still have LOTS of work to do.
The first picture is after I have pruned and cleared away a lot of the mess in the "wilderness", the 2nd picture, the mess between the shed and neighbors fence & arborvitae the 3rd is the jungle before work. 4th is photo from within my patio looking towards the back yard. 5th a photo of the patio from the front of the house, the pond is further to the right, out of sight in #5.

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Wifeygirl
(Caitlin) Fresno, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 29, 2014
6:57 PM

Post #9906065

OMG, can't get over the gorgeousness in David's photos. Why are all his posts edited away?

Psych, congrats on your house. We just bought ours at the same time. Yours has tons of potential!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 9, 2014
9:24 PM

Post #9936956

The gravel gets delivered on Friday and then I will have eliminated our front yard but gained a semi-circle drive with a flower island.
cytf
Staten Island, NY

September 20, 2014
7:36 AM

Post #9944010

Hi David , your garden is beautiful. It's amazing that gardeners think alike because I have the same lily planted next to my bird bath. Lol. Will post the picture later because I do not know how to download my pictures of the compt to the IPad . My 14 year old grandson is suppose to show me .(laugh)
cytf
Staten Island, NY

September 20, 2014
10:59 AM

Post #9944107

Here are my pictures.

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GardenSketch
Vancouver
Canada

September 27, 2014
3:22 PM

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Those pictures are fantastic Cytf! Congratulations on your lovely garden. Love the wild and homey look cottage gardens have.

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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

October 15, 2014
8:29 AM

Post #9958915

I wish seeing you post David! I'd love to see more of your pictures.

My gravel got delayed by over a week but it eventually showed up. My "Island" does look like much this year. I don't know if I'll get more time to put in on it this fall or not. I hope so!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

October 15, 2014
7:51 PM

Post #9959212

I am so sad. I went to dmail DavidofDeland and his handle is no longer in use.
poolrunning
(Susan) Xenia, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 15, 2014
8:24 PM

Post #9959224

(((Psych)))

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