Garden Inspiration

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I absolutely loved this house with it’s wrap around porch that I spied while on vacation in Maine this past summer.

The simplicity of multiple pots of Eucalyptus lined up on the edge of the porch stopped me in my tracks.

The plants gently swayed in the breeze that was bringing in salty air from the water.

An inspiration for my own garden this summer.

Where do you find garden inspiration?

 

 

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Great Balls Of Fire

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Now this is my kind of Autumn weather!

I was able to spend an entire day out in the garden, trying to clean up spent perennials and even got a few bulbs planted.  Sunshine has been very scarce and I had felt my mood began to darken along with the weather.  The Burning Bush is like a big cup of coffee for my soul!

 

Playing In The Leaves

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The weather has been colder and wetter then normal!

Sunshine has been very scarce and I’m behind in the garden chores.

Mother Nature, I need a little cooperation.

 

Foxgloves

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I love Foxgloves!  My zone 4 garden is not always kind to these plants, they often die off from harsh winter temps, but I keep trying.  Even if I can only grow them as annuals, they add such color and charm to the garden.

Garden Gate

The Winter always looks so pretty in the garden and I love to grab my camera after a snowfall.  It was a busy year in the garden with most of the work and attention on the new garden pond.  This coming year we look forward to more normal garden task’s and time to sit and enjoy the garden.

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Tiger Eye Sumac

As we enter autumn in the garden, the Tiger Eye Sumac foliage becomes the  star.

I would so love to grow a Japanese Maple, but sadly it would not survive a zone 4 winter.

The Tiger Eye gives me an interesting shape in the garden and the burst of bright color at the end of the season.

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