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    There are two rows--the back and the front. The front is all one garden, the back is four smaller gardens. The other bed is up by the house--then there are 6 boxes/pots of pansies in the back--no pictures of those.

    The forget-me-nots are still blooming, so I planted around then as well as I could.

    The front corner--I've always hated this one--can never get it to look good.
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    The back row
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    The front row
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    Another garden in the back row.
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    The front--over to the end.
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    Iris just bloomed today!
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    The Forget-Me-Nots that keep on a bloomin'!
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    I love this one.
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    The lily is new...I'm so glad to have one like this.
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    Gardens by the porch. I hope they grow quickly.
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    Soapwort--one of my favorites
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    Looking at the front from the opposite end.
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    The end garden in the back row.
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    awesome, love your flower gardens, thanks for sharing

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    Beautiful.

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    Lovely Gardens Karla :D:D:D

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    Your flowers are gorgeous.

    I can't believe how neat and tidy your gardens are. I can't catch up with mine yet. Haven't even planted much yet. have cut flowers a few times and brought them in.

    Love it! The blooming season is so short around here it definitely makes you appreciate it more.

    Now in upstate NY for almost 38 years, but grew up in California. They can keep the smog, but I would gladly give them some of the cold weather and snow in the winter! :thumbup:

    You take fabulous photos. Can't wait to see those wedding pictures! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    You have beautiful flower gardens. Everything looks so lush & green! Just gorgeous pics. Thank You for sharing.

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    Just Beautiful.

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    Your flower gardens are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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    Oh, how pretty! My garden is mostly vegtables right now, but someday I would LOVE lots of flowers!

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    Beautiful gardens!
    Boy do I have alot of weeding to do before I can get pictures. Have Sweet Woodrift taking over a couple of beds so I am yanking it all out.

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    Beautiful!!! My gardens are so overrun with lupines this year, I just don't know where to start. They have strong roots, and I just know I will ruin the other plants they are smothering if I try to dig them up. Any suggestions??

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    Everything looks so pretty and tasteful.

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    It must be so relaxing to stroll around your yard. Everything looks so pretty. I love the orange iris!!

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    Your gardens are gorgeous Karla!!!!
    and your photo's are spectacular, you are an artist with that camera!!!
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Your gardens are beautiful...and you take such wonderful pictures. Thank you for sharing them with us.

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    You must love being in your gardens - beautiful and relaxing. (After you have finished all the weeding the planting of course.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamaw
    Beautiful!!! My gardens are so overrun with lupines this year, I just don't know where to start. They have strong roots, and I just know I will ruin the other plants they are smothering if I try to dig them up. Any suggestions??
    Lupines actually have one long tap root, so digging them up may not bother other plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    It must be so relaxing to stroll around your yard. Everything looks so pretty. I love the orange iris!!
    You must love being in your gardens - beautiful and relaxing. (After you have finished all the weeding the planting of course.)
    Well--there's rarely any strolling going on. :lol: There's always something to do. I like to post photos so I can sit down! I picked great days to work on it because it's been windy to keep the bugs at bay.

    Now that it's all planted, I'll try to keep dead-heading to keep blooms coming, and I'll weed it from one end to the other at least three times this summer, but once I start for school in Sept--the garden is left. It's hard to work everything in!

    Last year my daughter suggested I plant MORE gardens since I loved it so, I told her I felt I had too much to plant and weed now and more would definitely tip the scales away from the joyful side. :wink:

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    Ahhh, Spring! We don't have it here. Thanks for sharing. :P

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    Beautifully done!! Just getting a lot of my annuals in. Perinnals are doing well though. Working on my d*** lawn for the 4 season in a row. My other house out in the country had a beautiful lawn, no weeds - nothing but beautiful thick grass. This house, OH MY LORD!!! Nothing but weeds, can't get grass to grow. UGH!!! I just hate the idea of mowing weeds!!! :lol: :lol: Drives me nuts.

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    love your gardens! takes a whole lot of time to do but the results are soooo worth it aren't they? You will enjoy those all summer. Take pics later on when everything starts to fill in and bloom, what a riot of color you will have. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    I picked great days to work on it because it's been windy to keep the bugs at bay.
    You are SO right about the bugs. I was in my garden all day Saturday (yes, even in the rain) and am now the polka-dotted lady, with dozens of black fly bites. Hate 'em!

    I would love to know the names of those gorgeous iris plants!

    Your gardens are beautiful!

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    Do you use mulch? I always do and this year, I got cedar mulch. I have a big problem with slugs in my yard, but I'm not seeing too many of them this year and wondered if the cedar had anything to do with it? We have some slugs, but not the invasion we normally get.

    As always, your pictures are beautiful! :D

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    Oh Karla,
    I would love to come and hang around in your garden. It is so beautiful. I just got my gardens up, plants dig and re-planted and cleaned out good when it started snowing again. It snowed again yesterday. It doesn't stay, but it does the damage. Thank goodness I didn't put in the annuals yet. They are patiently waiting in the garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    Do you use mulch? I always do and this year, I got cedar mulch. I have a big problem with slugs in my yard, but I'm not seeing too many of them this year and wondered if the cedar had anything to do with it? We have some slugs, but not the invasion we normally get.

    As always, your pictures are beautiful! :D
    Found what I've been told, cedar is the best to put down. It has some natural pest deterent. Its suppose to be good for ants too.

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