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My Italian Garden in Dallas, Tx

by drthor 2 comments

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DavidofDeLand Jan 21, 2013

DrThor, I just left you a message on the Vegetable gardening forum regarding Mache. I was surprised to see your name here, and your Italian gardens say;........Wow! He has good help! Beautiful it is period!

drthor Mar 21, 2013

Thanks so much for your nice comment. No help here, but just a lot of love and passion for flowers ... or maybe a lot of help from good and bad "bugs". I planted each bulbs and plants by myself. Before I started this garden 6 years ago I attended many gardening classes at the Dallas Arboretum (our botanical garden) and the local garden store. I moved from Florida where my garden was all tropical with more of 200 orchids. The first class I attended in Dallas was titled : "How to garden in purgatory" ... where I learn that we have 245 days of active growing . I remove 90% of the original landscape in the front of the house, which it was very "high" maintenance (with many shrubs to shape and trim constantly). In the back of the house I remove all the grass (the best thing I ever done). I figured if I could save the money from trimming round shape shrubs and cutting the grass every week ... I could buy lots of flowers and bulbs,and that what I did. Now the garden is taking care of itself

99 photos Irving, TX, United States
Age of Garden:
3 to 6 years
USDA Zone:
8a
Garden Style:
Butterfly, Cottage Style, Full Sun, Herb and Vegetable, Mediterranean, Raised Beds, Rose Garden
Type of Garden:
Residential
Soil Type:
Clay


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