Photo by Melody

Cottage Gardening: my garden...ever changing

Communities > Forums > Cottage Gardening
bookmark
Forum: Cottage GardeningReplies: 109, Views: 4,136
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
12:22 PM

Post #2909277

this is april in the garden

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
12:23 PM

Post #2909278

more views

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
12:25 PM

Post #2909282

another-i luv spring!!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
12:29 PM

Post #2909287

things just starting to grow in april and im just starting to open the garden back up!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
12:33 PM

Post #2909298

then comes may-a wonderful month!!!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
12:35 PM

Post #2909306

ornamental pear in bloom

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
12:37 PM

Post #2909311

tulips everywhere!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
12:42 PM

Post #2909321

the dwarf iris start first!!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
12:44 PM

Post #2909325

the daylily beds come to life-green life that is!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
12:47 PM

Post #2909332

jack frost is gone and a new Jack is here

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Jazzpunkin
Springfield, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 13, 2006
12:54 PM

Post #2909339

Thanks for sharing that. It perked me up on a grey day. You have a wonderful garden Dori! love the paths and the features. hope you are going to post some more pictures! OOps! I just realized that I probably interrupted.. woohooo.. more to come.. (going for coffee and coming right back!)
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
12:55 PM

Post #2909343

columbine are blooming!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
12:58 PM

Post #2909353

oh ((((Jazz)))) thats fine i am posting more but comments are always welcome! :)
the mini lilacs at got from plantranch.net are blooming and adding fragrance!!!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
1:00 PM

Post #2909355

see how much it filled in already!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
1:05 PM

Post #2909366

leaning tower of scarecrow!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
1:09 PM

Post #2909373

garden view!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
1:11 PM

Post #2909379

i luv lupines too! the popcicle flower the kids call them!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
1:14 PM

Post #2909384

starting to look like a cottage garden

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

JeanneTX
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2006
1:15 PM

Post #2909389

Dori..How Beautiful..love the transition from season to season, month by month..I so wished I could grow Lupines here and I adore your daylilys!!...Jeanne
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
1:16 PM

Post #2909394

blues

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
1:20 PM

Post #2909415

thanks Jeanne!!

the rain cometh!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
1:22 PM

Post #2909422

and so do the iris!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
1:27 PM

Post #2909434

this is from the second iris(eflowergarden.com) bed looking towards the big garden

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
1:31 PM

Post #2909442

another iris shot!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
1:33 PM

Post #2909448

by the end of may everything is beautiful

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
1:34 PM

Post #2909452

Dori, what wonderful pics! what beautiful gardens!! I don't know what I like best. the closeup of the lupines..the peachy-pink ones..I love those. the face on your scarescrow is adorable. I want to plant everything you have. of course, I don't have that much space. how big is your garden? (you've probably already said, but I've gotten confused)

gram
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
1:35 PM

Post #2909453

Its turning into a Jungle!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
1:40 PM

Post #2909469

Gram the big garden is about a 1/2acre i guess
I think with all my gardens im up to an acre :)
I can share with you!!!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
1:47 PM

Post #2909482

aaahhh more flowers

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
1:51 PM

Post #2909490

another view of the northeast corner where the blue memory garden is!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
1:59 PM

Post #2909512

these painted daisy's are a must!!!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
2:05 PM

Post #2909527

the gas plant i got from Jody here on davesgarden-when we first began this site!!!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
2:09 PM

Post #2909541

Just be careful it can make you go crazy!! You cant stop gardening-look at the inside of my house! ;)
this was for my BD in May!!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
2:15 PM

Post #2909554

well thats it for May and cottage garden shots-i have lots of single flower shots! :)

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

November 13, 2006
2:38 PM

Post #2909601

Thanks for sharing the beauty of your garden with us. Everytime I see your garden, I love it more. It's so fun to see how fast things change from bare to lush in just a few weeks time. That hammock between the trees must be a perfect place to enjoy it.

susan
justfurkids
Toone, TN
(Zone 7a)

November 13, 2006
2:45 PM

Post #2909620

What a beautiful haven you have created Dori. Just lovely!
carol
fly_girl
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2006
3:02 PM

Post #2909672

Just a beautiful country garden! Love the little signs that point to areas like fountain, house...very cute.
Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

November 13, 2006
3:13 PM

Post #2909694

Dori, not only are you one of the most creative, talented gardeners ever - you're also a hoot!! Love your b'day photo!
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
3:38 PM

Post #2909771

thanks all-yes i am a HOOT(some call me a smart_$$)
the key to life is ---->FUN and i try to have a dose a day at least!!!
Thats why im so ------NOT_martha!!!

have fun!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pepsidrinker
La Salle, MI
(Zone 5b)

November 13, 2006
3:39 PM

Post #2909775

LOL Dori,
Just want to let you know, Love all the pics, just breath takingly beautiful :^)

Connie
lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

November 13, 2006
5:08 PM

Post #2910018

You may be NOT_martha, but I think even Martha herself would love your garden.

susan
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2006
5:16 PM

Post #2910043

NOT_martha is a good thing, in my book! (I'm not a fan). that last pic is the best yet. I love clematis and the colors are wonderful together.
ohsusanna
Cedar Hill, TX

November 13, 2006
9:56 PM

Post #2910757

Oh my!! Those pictures are wonderful. I needed a distraction and I believe looking at your beautiful garden did it. I especially love the lupines, painted daisies, clematis, iris... how can I choose? Thank you for sharing. You've done a wonderful job!
Susan K
ladygardener1
Near Lake Erie, NW, PA
(Zone 5a)

November 14, 2006
12:48 AM

Post #2911167

Dori, What an inspiration, thanks for sharing! Nice to see a flat garden too, I miss gardening on a hill ( I'm a born and raised Pittsburgh girl) now gardening in a very flat yard.

Chris
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

November 14, 2006
2:59 AM

Post #2911540

Beautiful gardens Dori!



early_bloomer
lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

November 14, 2006
5:10 AM

Post #2911843

Dori, did you make the bamboo screen in the last photo? It looks like a great way to add structure and privacy to the garden.

Susan
DanceyTx
Midway, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 14, 2006
10:21 AM

Post #2912003

I loved seeing all the pics of your beautiful gardens Dori!!! So pretty. Loved your Bday pic too. lol

Lin
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 14, 2006
10:33 AM

Post #2912010

susan that bamboo screen my dh got out of a dumpster and i cemented it in there! :)
thanks everyone I will add June and July soon! (yawn-just woke up)



some goatsbeard

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

November 14, 2006
11:14 AM

Post #2912044

Great job of dumpster diving! Is that little building the timeout house?

Susan
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 14, 2006
11:27 AM

Post #2912058

susan that is where my granddaughter and I sit-we have chairs and a table in there. Going to have to add another chair for my grandson he is 1yr now!
Dh and I made that, it faces the memory garden and there are 2kinds of clematis growing on that and a new dawn rose. Its covered in seed pods right now and looks really cool-have to get a picture today! Oh and it has lights all over it for night time sitting


june garden-Lily time
i have lilies and roses mixed on the left side

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

November 14, 2006
11:29 AM

Post #2912061

Dori,
Very nice gardens! But where are the weeds ?
Do you sell daylilies & iris ?
I'll be waiting for June & July.
Bernie
bluegrassmom
Lewisburg, KY
(Zone 6a)

November 14, 2006
11:31 AM

Post #2912063

WOW! Dori, your gardens are wonderful. I need to revamp and connect mine, instead of having just beds! I love painted daisies too. Has anyone tried wintersowing them? Do you ever have time to rest in that hammock?

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 14, 2006
12:14 PM

Post #2912145

see this row of plants-my dh got them out of the dumpster yrs ago!
cant think of the name-

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Demstratt
Lincoln Park, MI
(Zone 5a)

November 14, 2006
3:32 PM

Post #2912671

Beautiful...you do good work..!!
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

November 14, 2006
3:51 PM

Post #2912718

Dori, your gardens are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 14, 2006
4:11 PM

Post #2912777

my grand babies are coming over to play with me, so i cant play on the computer today
be back tomorrow with more of June!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

jerseyridgearts
Prophetstown, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 15, 2006
2:09 AM

Post #2914367

wonderful gardens...just fabulous - those lupines...swoon

Catherine
Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

November 15, 2006
3:46 AM

Post #2914678

Dori, never ever would have guessed from your b'day pic that you are a grandma!!!!

Your gardens truly are wonderful . . . it would be a treat to walk through them. Thanks for all your sharing - I'm sure we are all looking forward to more.
pepsidrinker
La Salle, MI
(Zone 5b)

November 15, 2006
2:20 PM

Post #2915516

Hi Dori, got booted off IM grrrrr... wouldn't let me start a conversation with you or chele... Have fun cleaning the up stairs...

Connie
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

November 15, 2006
2:21 PM

Post #2915519

Just beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing your gardens with us.

Judy

This message was edited Nov 15, 2006 2:11 PM
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 15, 2006
3:15 PM

Post #2915680

ditto what murmur said, dori couldn't POSSIBLY be a grandma. gotta be, what, 26? I was a grandma at 39 and she still looks too young to me LOL
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 15, 2006
4:02 PM

Post #2915842

ha ha-here are my grandbabies-elizabeth 4yr and alexander 1yr
arent they a chip off the old block!!
i own 5 boys! ;) ages 27--10

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

louisianamom
Southern, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 5, 2006
4:41 AM

Post #2969869

NotMartha, WoWWow!!!!! Beautuful. As I look at these pics, my first thought is OMG she has NO WEEDs. I have more weeds in my flower beds than I can pic out. What is your secret? Please share... Please Please.
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

December 5, 2006
12:26 PM

Post #2970283

honestly there are weeds=I do try to stay on top of that but there are weeds!!!
Its called WORK and alot of it-I have put in 10hr days in the garden and I even killed my first mantis tiller
I worked her to the bone and she still ran but was sounding like rice crispys and milk-snap crackle pop!
I till heavily in the spring around all the plants and then i Hoe where the mantis wont fit! I do use roundup on the sidewalks to keep the weeds and plants out(its so sad to kill flower seedlings)I do roundup any weeds that i can!

Its a labor of luv!

i entered some of my pics in the photo contest here-but i dont expect to win! lol

thanks again everyone and I will be posting August soon!
Demstratt
Lincoln Park, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 5, 2006
12:48 PM

Post #2970343

We'll be waiting:o))
louisianamom
Southern, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 5, 2006
2:25 PM

Post #2970582

Thanks Notmartha, We also enjoy your "labor of luv!". Its nice to see your beautiful garden, when its soooo dead outside now.

Mary
Illoquin
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

December 5, 2006
7:42 PM

Post #2971414

I voted for your pictures!

How far North are you in Michigan? Maybe you'd want to trade labor for flower seedings!

Suzy
Pagancat
(Sheryl) Gainesboro, TN
(Zone 6b)

December 10, 2006
1:41 PM

Post #2987218

Dori, can you give me an idea of how long you've been working on this garden? I mean, I don't think you started it last spring, right?

Thanks for putting all those pictures up, I really enjoyed it -it's very inspiring.

(Former Michigander)

Sheryl

This message was edited Dec 10, 2006 8:42 AM
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

December 10, 2006
2:24 PM

Post #2987320

sheryl that garden is 10yrs old now and still growing LOL
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

December 10, 2006
2:31 PM

Post #2987339

notmartha, the dumpster dive plant looks like a Potentilla fruticosa (maybe 'abbotswood white') Love the garden and the tour. Thanks, Patti
Pagancat
(Sheryl) Gainesboro, TN
(Zone 6b)

December 10, 2006
4:04 PM

Post #2987572

Thanks!
soulgardenlove
Marietta, GA
(Zone 7b)

December 24, 2006
12:30 PM

Post #3022439

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Dori,

Seeing those pictures has made my Christmas Eve day!! They are incredible and my heart is melting.

Have you heard of those studies where they connect shopping addicts to electrode probes and measure their spiking brain activity, heart rate and perspiration levels to gauge their euphoria levels when they are shopping?? Well, I swear I could have been hooked up and gone off the charts just looking at pictures your garden. Seeing this and knowing it is real..unlike the ones in the magazines is sooo inspiring.

Amazing, glorious, very inspirational :)

Merry Christmas :)

Susan
GreenLife

(Zone 10b)

January 3, 2007
1:52 AM

Post #3047541

Your garden is breathtaking and inspiring. Everything is perfect. And, it must be a lot of work taking care of a garden of that size and scale.
joegee
Bucyrus, OH
(Zone 6a)

January 9, 2007
2:41 AM

Post #3066855

Your garden is GORGEOUS! And I love how you use the lupines for rhythm. Thank you for the wonderful ideas and combinations!

-Joe
beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 9, 2007
4:23 AM

Post #3067182

Love the Iris. My fav next to Lilies.
Hineni
Paris, TN
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2007
12:49 PM

Post #3085764

Wow, magnificent! Maybe this move will be my last for a few years and I can actually build up a real garden in my novice period. Dori, just beautiful, thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!

~Sunny
beaker_ch
Columbia Heights, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 15, 2007
2:40 PM

Post #3086060

So after seeing the Iris, I had to go out and buy some more for the new part of my garden. I also have my spring lily orders in. Seeing all the beautiful pictures is dangerous for my pocketbook. I wish my yard was large enough for an arbor...maybe a small one somewhere???
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2007
2:59 PM

Post #3086106

I've seen some really effective arbor placements near the back of a yard/garden... it gives the sense that the garden just continues beyone that point and really adds depth as well as archetectural interest... I seem to remember one from a TF show that was angled up near a city garden wall, and then there was a mirror on the wall, partly obscured by the arbor so it wasn't obvious that it was just a reflection and not an opening to another garden "room."
toofewanimals
Trenton, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 2, 2007
10:31 PM

Post #3150287

Dori, Loved the pictures, some I've never seen before. Wow to all the lupines and the shot of the rain coming in.
toofew
Jianhua
Shangshui, Henan
China
(Zone 7b)

February 4, 2007
12:56 PM

Post #3155672

A proud garden, Dori.
I just came up with an idea.
If there were a stonehenge inside,
that would add much mystery to it.
Jianhua
toofewanimals
Trenton, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2007
12:51 PM

Post #3210956

So, which part of the garden were you standing in when you yelled out Hoodi - hoo?
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2007
12:59 PM

Post #3210983

sharon i was standing in the front yard, been to sick to walk out there-But today i will get dressed and walk to the GH
i cant wait for spring!
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2007
4:51 PM

Post #3261072

spring is on the way!!!!!!

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

toofewanimals
Trenton, MI
(Zone 5b)

March 8, 2007
5:04 PM

Post #3261100

What in the world are those?
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2007
5:10 PM

Post #3261116

those are the seed pod to pasque flower i have white and purple

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Dave47
Southern, CT
(Zone 6a)

March 9, 2007
12:50 AM

Post #3262476

Dori, Those are great!
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2008
3:09 PM

Post #4359629

back by popular request

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

sarv48
south of Grand Rapid, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 11, 2008
8:57 PM

Post #4388504

Oh...made my day...It is cold, wet and dreary here. Spring is a dream here...but one that comes closer each day!!
budbloom
Covington, LA
(Zone 8b)

January 12, 2008
2:31 AM

Post #4389923

Your garden is an inspiration to me... This time I saved your photos to my favs so whenever winter gets me down, I can visit your spring garden!

Peggy
MollyMc
Archer/Bronson, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 12, 2008
11:55 AM

Post #4390789

Dori,

Although we don't have snow here, nor consistent freezing temps, it only takes one night of 12 degrees to put everything down for the rest of the season. My point being:

Watching your garden go from the seemingly vast wasteland of winter to those beautiful gardens of spring and summer, reminds me that one day my gardens might be half as wonderful as yours.

You have the golden touch (ahhh they call that the green thumb, LOL) in the gardens and I really admire your talent and energy.

Molly
:^))))
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

January 12, 2008
4:46 PM

Post #4391488

Dori, your gardens are lovely and an inspiration. How much land do you have?
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2008
4:55 PM

Post #4391517

thankz everyone for your comments-it makes all the work worth it! :)

plantnutz i live on a 160 acre centennial farm(3 houses on land)
we own 5 acres of that and i have about 1acre of gardens!
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

January 12, 2008
5:22 PM

Post #4391616

Whoa girl! You have lots of space to play.
Dave47
Southern, CT
(Zone 6a)

January 13, 2008
1:24 AM

Post #4393431

Should be called "Way better than Martha"
Have you done time?
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 14, 2008
10:03 PM

Post #4402011

Just Beautiful! Very inspiring. I love the paths and garden art that you have throughout, too. The flowers go without saying ... a dream - to be sure! You have a talent and an artistic eye for colors and textures ... something that I lack. Thanks for sharing all the gorgeous photos! I wished I lived closer so I could get a real-life tour. I have but a residental lot (small) and big dreams! LOL! Thanks for sharing your gardens with all of us! It was a joy to see! :-) :-)
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 17, 2008
5:50 PM

Post #4415426

Thank you for sharing - just came across this during a very COLD winter morning. Can't wait for flowers again - lovely garden and combos !!! (and cute grand kids, which you do not look old enough for, btw )
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

January 18, 2008
1:17 PM

Post #4419485

Dave47 LOL never done time anywhere but in the garden!

thanks everyone!
dori
hlssunny
Muskegon, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 25, 2008
11:38 PM

Post #4454069

Dori
Your gardens are exquisition. I agree with an earlier post; I think I'll have to connect some of my gardens. Thanks for sharing. Helen
maozamom
Orrville, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 26, 2008
4:55 AM

Post #4455356

Your garden looks especially wonderful on a cold day in January. Thanks for the pleasure.
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2008
6:54 PM

Post #4634453

have to add the daylily beds to this thread! :)

Thumbnail by notmartha
Click the image for an enlarged view.

hlssunny
Muskegon, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 7, 2008
11:47 PM

Post #4635535

Dori - your gardens are beautiful! How long have you been working on them? Helen
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2008
12:10 AM

Post #4635657

I have been at them going on 12yrs now! single handed too!!!
Its a lot of work=but your comments help make it worth it
hlssunny
Muskegon, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 8, 2008
12:33 AM

Post #4635735

I'm always looking for inspiration. We're starting on our field this year. My plan is to get all the hard, heavy stuff done before we retire. I'm looking forward to putzing in the garden for many years in my old age. Hubby does help with the heavy lifting and digs most of the big holes for me but I do the rest. I know what you mean. it's tough to do it all. My job gets in the way too much! :-) Helen
drumlin
Rockport, ME
(Zone 5b)

March 8, 2008
9:50 AM

Post #4637016

Here I am wide awake at 3:00 AM (spam message on my cell phone, and that was the end of my night), cruising Dave's when I spyed your first picture and had to see the rest. Mmmmm, what a wonderful pick-me-up for a nasty cold day in March! I've started planting at this house, but my gardens are only a year old, so I have a lot of work to do. Your pics were such an inspiration...I know it's only a few more weeks 'till I see the green sprouts from what I planted last year. HURRY, SPRING!!
Dave47
Southern, CT
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2008
10:16 AM

Post #4637041

Wow Dori! There was even more to your gardens! You wouldn't be thinking of selling your house would you?
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2008
10:43 PM

Post #4639342

dave i can never sell this place its family owned for over 100yrs
You will have to get adopted! :)
Dave47
Southern, CT
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2008
11:35 PM

Post #4639516

my college is already paid for!
Pippi21
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 6b)

June 12, 2010
3:36 PM

Post #7882609

Dori...oh what beauty you have created! Thanks for sharing with us. I've never tried growing Lupines but would like to try those, delphiniums and larkspurs some time. So many beautiful flowers; love the clematis, the iris, the painted daisies. I already forgot what else I saw. So much to see. Ever try to post a slideshow of all yur pictures. I'm computer challenged so have no idea what all is involved in that process but slideshows allow you not to have to click on each picture individually, making it go so much faster for the viewer. You're very creative and keep doing what you are doing in your garden. I like all the fun items you put into it. How old is your Granddaughter? Did you buy nursery plants or plant all that from seeds? Well, I know some are bulbs, but you probably knew what I meant.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

June 15, 2010
1:50 PM

Post #7891240

LOL.. I like the anticipation when I click on Dori's photos!

Dori.. if you should feel like sharing your summer blooms with us... we'll be waiting with itchy clicker-fingers!

I'm glad this thread got bumped up again... such inspiration!
lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

June 19, 2010
3:07 AM

Post #7901889

Dori, I have to revisited this thread every so often just to remind myself of how magical and enchanting a garden can be. One of my favorite gardens of all time.

Susan

You cannot post until you register and login.


Other Cottage Gardening Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
The Evolution of a 1917 Cottage Garden lincolnitess 7 Jun 13, 2008 8:36 PM
June -to the end! notmartha 81 Mar 7, 2008 10:29 AM
i luv this pic notmartha 52 May 2, 2008 3:49 AM
Annuals in the Cottage Garden ladygardener1 68 Jun 6, 2010 1:15 PM
New cottager in the south... Pagancat 37 Mar 16, 2007 12:47 AM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America