A Garden Evolving, Part 2

Here are just a couple photos of my garden, written about yesterday.    It is truly amazing what a lot of hard work, several years, vision, cooperative weather, a bit of money to invest in new plants and  friend's contributions can transform. The hideous and unwelcoming Before: And the heavenly transformation.               Walk without a view, Before: …

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A Garden Evolving, Part 1

My first summer here I spent "ungardening"; that is, removing two great garden fulls of dead trees and weeds and dying bushes and nothingness from the front of our home.  In complete disrepair, we clearly had the most uninviting yard and walkway leading to our front door.  DO NOT VISIT! it absolutely screamed. We then went from …

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Tree in Bloom

  Finally, spring has finally arrived in Illinois, cool though it may be.  As I tried to take these photos, a variety of bees did not want me anywhere near the tree.  I let them have their free reign, since the bees are in such huge demand these days.  Do your work-- Go forth and pollinate!  …

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