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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
11:17 AM

Post #2918486

here is what it looks like in June full and filled in!

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
11:19 AM

Post #2918490

bachelors everywhere ;)

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
11:21 AM

Post #2918493

here is the shade refuge in my garden!

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
11:35 AM

Post #2918527

lupines out and the lilies are in

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
11:40 AM

Post #2918537

roses are going crazy in June!!!

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
11:42 AM

Post #2918539

roses starting to bloom

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hey_jude
Scottsdale, AZ

November 16, 2006
11:52 AM

Post #2918560

lovely nm,

I'm as green as your gardens (envy)
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
12:01 PM

Post #2918579

another rose

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
12:03 PM

Post #2918587

green is my favorite color ;)

cluster bellflowers are going strong too!

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
12:07 PM

Post #2918600

my most precious flower in the garden!

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
12:13 PM

Post #2918612

foxtail lily and look at how tall the delphiniums are

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Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

November 16, 2006
12:54 PM

Post #2918680

LOVE looking at all your pics! I don't think I would want your winters tho :(
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
12:55 PM

Post #2918683

japanese willow in the far background

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
12:57 PM

Post #2918689

more garden

winters you just stay in the house and keep warm! ;)

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
1:00 PM

Post #2918700

another mix

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
1:02 PM

Post #2918705

knautia mix

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
1:08 PM

Post #2918718

foxtail lily closeup

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
1:17 PM

Post #2918753

this is my deutzea(sp) from are own DAVE!

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
1:20 PM

Post #2918762

she is overflowing!!!!!

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
1:24 PM

Post #2918779

thinkg are ever changing!!

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
1:26 PM

Post #2918790

what can i say-cottage garden!

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
1:30 PM

Post #2918808

wheres the paths??

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
1:32 PM

Post #2918815

lily time

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
1:36 PM

Post #2918828

where the GH go???

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
1:39 PM

Post #2918835

lilies and roses -oh my!

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
1:40 PM

Post #2918840

more lilies

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
1:49 PM

Post #2918863

i tilled most of these yellow anthemis under!

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
1:51 PM

Post #2918869

where is my sweetest day ROCK oh there it is peeking out!

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
1:59 PM

Post #2918887

more

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
2:02 PM

Post #2918897

a little of everything by late june

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
2:05 PM

Post #2918903

I dont think July and August will fit in this thread!

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critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

November 16, 2006
3:54 PM

Post #2919217

WOW!!!

You know, the scariest thing my mother-in-law ever said to me was when we were visiting during our engagement... she'd had the TV on while we puttered around together in the kitchen, and she turned and said (in her wonderful southern accent), "Maatha Stewart is mah ihdol." yikes!

Dori, you are NOT Martha... but boy oh boy oh boy... YOU are MY idol!!! I could wander in your garden all day, every day!

Thanks for sharing your June garden with us. I'll be coming back to this winter to enjoy these pictures again & again, both as inspiration and as a good antidote to a grey day. It's raining again today, so this thread was wonderfully well timed!

:-)

lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

November 16, 2006
5:46 PM

Post #2919468

You took the words out of my mouth critterologist. I'd so much rather visit Dori's garden than Martha's. Everything about this garden delights me! I bet your grandkids love running down the paths and hiding behind the tall plants. The fox tail lilies are outstanding and so are the mixed knautia. Can't wait for the fall photos.

susan
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
7:00 PM

Post #2919658

sooooonotMartha. and I couldn't be more delighted. I was especially pleased to see the knautia. it's a plant I wasn't familiar with until I joined DG. I think it's a perfect addition to the cottage garden and I almost forgot I intended to include it. Dori, thanks for the wonderful June tour and the reminder with the lovely knautia. can't wait for July and August.

gram
Demstratt
Lincoln Park, MI
(Zone 5a)

November 16, 2006
7:06 PM

Post #2919682

Dori if your having a roundup this year...I'll sure be there...to walk thru your beautiful gardens..!!

Gotta see more of your white Michigan Wonderland gardens...Hope not till Christmas..only time I love it..
ladygardener1
Near Lake Erie, NW, PA
(Zone 5a)

November 16, 2006
11:13 PM

Post #2920351

Dori, Ok I need to ask this... WHERE ARE THE WEEDS?

What is your secret?

And everything is standing so stright and tall and without any support that I can see.

Just beautiful! All that is missing from the pictures are the smell of the flowers and the songs of the birds.

Chris
BlueGlancer
South/Central, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 16, 2006
11:26 PM

Post #2920394

Just Beautiful. That's all I can say. : )
Dave47
Southern, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 17, 2006
3:27 AM

Post #2921107

Unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!
Please tell us how you weed and maitain it. It is so vast! And gorgeous!
Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

November 17, 2006
3:43 AM

Post #2921141

I truly cannot come up with any adjectives that would do your gardens justice, notmartha, I am just admiring you and your flowers without any words whatsoever.
Mahnot
DFW area, TX
(Zone 7b)

November 17, 2006
3:51 AM

Post #2921165

No, you're not Martha. You've got Martha beaten by a mile !!!

Thank you so much for posting these photographs. What an
inspiration to see them - how refreshing for the soul. You don't
have a green thumb, you've got 2 green arms. Glorious and
wonderful.
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 17, 2006
11:27 AM

Post #2921504

Thanks everyone-you all make it worth all the work!!!! :)
The weeds-how i hate those!!! I try to stay on top of the weeds as much as possible but they do get in there!!
I have a mantis tiller that I use to keep most out and i hoe the rest!!
Ive already killed a 2cycle mantis-got the 4stroke now! I have tilled for 8hrs straight weather permitting!

ya'll can come see me anytime!!!!! i will send you home with lots of plants!!
i do have knautia to share if anyone needs some! :)

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sempervirens
Northern, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 17, 2006
12:23 PM

Post #2921616

notmartha,
I love your paths, they set off the whole garden. What type of gravel do you use? The gardens are wonderful.
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 17, 2006
12:41 PM

Post #2921643

peagravel, my DH knows a guy at the gravel place and he gets like a 1/2 ton for 10.00
he could have shot me when he came home and found i had bought 5lb bags for 3.00 ec
Glad that was one of my fiirst small gardenpaths!!

See all the growth in that gravel-I have to round up every yr to keep weeds and seedlings OUT!
I just tilled under a bunch of the hollyhock babies!

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happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 17, 2006
2:34 PM

Post #2921912

I have to ask you: Do you do all the work yourself? Your gardens are staggeringly beautiful.
Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

November 17, 2006
2:42 PM

Post #2921939

The pic of the arbor and the path actually brought tears to my eyes - it's just so inviting and so peaceful looking. You truly are to be commended for your creation.
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 17, 2006
3:14 PM

Post #2922048

yes i do it all myself.

My dh (past 2yrs)has kept the dayliliy gardens tilled between the rows. I do between the plants
He will do one garden project a yr for me-we built the white and black trellis and the GH!
He does help me set up the fountain

the daylily beds start in June too!

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happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 17, 2006
5:14 PM

Post #2922388

How large is your property? It is really breath-taking.
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 17, 2006
5:18 PM

Post #2922400

well we own 5 acres of 160 acre family centennial farm!!!
there are 3 family houses on the 160-ours my mil and then a smaller rental house!
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 17, 2006
6:13 PM

Post #2922544

That's wonderfully decadent. We squeeze ourselves onto 1/2 acre, and feel lucky!
Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

November 17, 2006
11:58 PM

Post #2923416

I'd be thrilled with 1/2 an acre!!! Our property is 75 x 125 feet, and is enormous compared to the little spot we had in Seattle (however, I did have a true cottage garden!). I have managed to fill up the new place with flower beds in four years. Can't afford to move again so will have to make do!
Illoquin
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 18, 2006
2:59 AM

Post #2923871

Dori -- It is absolutely wonderful! Wonderful, wonderful!!! Roadtrip next June !! I believe Martha would love your place, BTW.

You answered the question abou the weeding, but what about the staking...everything is standing up with no visible means of support.

Please don't tell us you tilled under the hollyhocks! I feel like enough of a chump for buying 3/$10.00 at Bluestone as it is. (A few months before I joined DG-- didn't know you just threw out seed.)

Suzy
trunnels
Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 18, 2006
3:03 AM

Post #2923880

Dori,
I do believe you have the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen! Thanks for sharing all of this beauty with us!
Terrie
Dave47
Southern, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 18, 2006
3:46 AM

Post #2924008

Dori,
2 questions.
It doesn't appear you have room to hoe, let alone use a mantis, between your plants. How do you weed in close?
On an entirely different thought, Is Martha your mother?
Dave
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 18, 2006
12:51 PM

Post #2924382

I do stake the delphiniums becuz it seems that as soon as they are ready to bloom here-its tornado season and we get some very strong winds across those open farm fields and a few tornados(had one at the plant trade 2yrs ago)

ok dave-i do hand weed sometimes-but believe me there are weeds in that there garden! I do my best to keep
them under control-i do have roundup in a 2gallon sprayer! :)

GAG GAG GAG-NO NO martha is NOT my mother!!! GAG i really dont like her!
I do wish i had her Latin gardener though!
Dave47
Southern, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 18, 2006
1:06 PM

Post #2924403

Oh, that Martha!
ladygardener1
Near Lake Erie, NW, PA
(Zone 5a)

November 18, 2006
2:41 PM

Post #2924564

Dori, so I guess what you are telling us is to stay ahead of the weeds, don't let them reseed. I have a new hoe that I bought, but did not get a chance to use because of all the health issues I had this year. The hoe has a small V shaped head it should be good getting around the base of the plants.

I prefer to hand pull weeds, for me it is relaxing or should I say it releases any pentup anger.LOL I have a folding garden kneeler with sides that helps me get back up, (bad back ).

Chris
jerseyridgearts
Prophetstown, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 18, 2006
10:37 PM

Post #2925751

breathtaking gardens NM - beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Pixydish
Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

November 20, 2006
12:14 AM

Post #2928822

Oh my goodness! Those wide open, sunny spaces filled with glory! What a wonderful place you have. Thank you a million times for posting those sunny photos on this gloomy Northwest day. You have a haven in your garden.
jujucaps
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 6b)

November 20, 2006
12:36 AM

Post #2928879

Notmartha,
There's little I can say that hasn't already been said, but your garden is absolutely gorgeous!!! I'm inspired!
yellowkid
castel sant'elia
Italy

February 21, 2007
5:45 PM

Post #3211765

Notmartha,your garden is a fairy dream.Thank you
toofewanimals
Trenton, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2007
7:28 PM

Post #3212083

Dori, as usual, I was mesmerized while taking a stroll in your gardens. One of the best cottage gardens in the world ... IMHO.
Someday ... as I keep saying, I will take that stroll for real.
toofew~

Nice to see someone from another country post on our threads. :o)
Welcome yellow!


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GoNative
Cicero, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 28, 2007
2:08 AM

Post #3232794

Dear NotMartha,

Fine Gardening needs to pay you a visit and take a photo op for their magazine! I maintain gardens professionally for a living and in my opinion I think you have even the perennial guru Traci DiSabato-Aust beat by a mile!

If you ever have a plant swap, I will drive from Chicago to attend. I lparticularly love those rose campions.

You're gardens are so wonderfull and beyond words!!!!!

Emelle
Morrinsville ~Waikat
New Zealand

February 28, 2007
6:50 AM

Post #3233401

I have just found this beautiful garden - - - I want to wander along the inviting little path too ..
Emelle
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2007
1:01 PM

Post #3233787

thanks so much for your comments it means alot to me! :) I have worked very hard on my gardens over the years and its great to hear that people like what i have done!

TY TY TY
dori

GoNative- you are always welcome to come visit and grab some campion while your here! i luv to share!
Emelle
Morrinsville ~Waikat
New Zealand

February 28, 2007
4:04 PM

Post #3234343

I'm not sure of the etiquette here- I would love to put these photos in my computer files for my own personal enjoyment - one in particular I would like to use as a screensaver . Is that OK with you Notmartha ? Your land looks very flat - it is always a challenge to make a garden in a flat area ,with drainage ,contours etc. and you have created a perfect , incredibly sweet garden of dreams .
Emelle.
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2007
4:43 PM

Post #3234476

yes you can use them if you would like :)

i live in a very flat valley here- i call it the ditch!
The land was farm field before i made my garden and its tiled for
drainage!! I do get some water setting in early spring in a few spots!

thanks and enjoy
dori-ya'll made me smile today!! :)
Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

February 28, 2007
5:59 PM

Post #3234680

Let me just add to it - I agree with the suggestion about Fine Gardening - it truly is a "fine" publication and your gorgeous gardens would be a perfect addition.
Emelle
Morrinsville ~Waikat
New Zealand

February 28, 2007
6:39 PM

Post #3234795

Thank you so much for sharing your garden -it is easier to find the photos again if I have them in my own storage system ,and they are just for myself - a bit like my well worn garden books really . I am on farmland too and it is really good soil -I am so fortunate. Your garden is so extensive - what happens to your garden in winter ? Is it covered with snow ?Do you lift your plants to store somewhere ,or is the whole garden re-planted each Spring ? We don't have snow here ,but severe frosts ,and most plants are dormant except camellias and rhododendrons ,so everything is just left in the gardens ,perhaps covered with frost cloth ,so managing an American garden is a new concept for me .
Emelle.
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2007
6:56 PM

Post #3234844

I dont plant anything i have to lift- learned my lesson yrs ago.
Everything stay right where i plant it!
Emelle
Morrinsville ~Waikat
New Zealand

February 28, 2007
7:00 PM

Post #3234862

PS - I've just found your Winter scene in another post -magic in Winter as well ! I've put a photo of part of my garden there too.
Emelle.
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2007
7:10 PM

Post #3234889

emelle I was just looking at that thread-your gardens are beautiful and warm looking!!!
everyones gardens are wonderful

here is my winter fog frosted garden waiting to awaken

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Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

February 28, 2007
7:28 PM

Post #3234939

That's so beautiful it gives me goose bumps (and not because it's obviously very cold!!!). Incredible - a winter wonderland for sure. I don't think we've ever had anything so gorgeous out this way.
Emelle
Morrinsville ~Waikat
New Zealand

February 28, 2007
7:40 PM

Post #3234979

I have never seen anything like it ! Magic !
Emelle .
diggerette
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 28, 2007
10:47 PM

Post #3235661

Wow, that winter garden is amazing. Thank you for sharing.
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2008
3:10 PM

Post #4359638

the other link!
tropical hibby from a co-op long ago

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BlueGlancer
South/Central, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 5, 2008
3:40 AM

Post #4362217

I'm glad you brought this thread back up, notMartha. : ) I didn't have it marked, and couldn't remember where I had saw it. I have it saved now.
I love looking at your flowers. : )
~Lucy
PrimroseSue
Medway, MA
(Zone 5b)

February 2, 2008
1:03 AM

Post #4484165

Thank you, notmartha, for the wonderful photos of your garden. I saved them into a picture file to inspire me!

I agree with the other comments - you're definitely NOT Martha - you're Better-Than-Martha!!!
artemiss
Toledo, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 2, 2008
3:18 PM

Post #4485958

wow, beautiful and inspiring!
PrimroseSue
Medway, MA
(Zone 5b)

February 3, 2008
2:42 PM

Post #4489779

Just curious about your spread of Bach's - do they self-sow there, or do you throw out seed in the spring, or actually set out seedlings?
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 5, 2008
1:31 AM

Post #4496487

Just lovely! I have to ask ... what kind of soil do you have? I can't get over the variety of plants that you are growing in your amazing garden! Very nice indeed!!
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 5, 2008
1:12 PM

Post #4497746

Bachelor buttons reseed themselves as do the poppies(check the last link)
they use to own the garden!!! took me yrs to get it back!

soil=black dirt and some clay!

some other pics of before June and then July and some of my favorites

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/670190/
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/672366/
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/671265/
lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

March 7, 2008
10:29 AM

Post #4632979

Whenever I get SAD I just come to visit Martha's garden and it brightens my winter. Snowing here today but spring is not far away. I can feel it!

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