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11 file(s) - Uploaded by: tamala S
Created: Jul 14, 2012 | Flag
Total Ratings: 45
This is my backyard in Colorado Springs. The ground here is hard as a rock and I often had to use a jack hammer to break it up! And then it only turns to clay once wet. But over a 6 year period I've managed to add a pond and stream; plant trees and lots of flowers and even learned how to set posts so I could build a pergola and gazebo! Thanks to the help of the how-to guides on HGTV!
25 file(s) - Uploaded by: paint me green
Created: Jun 26, 2012 | Flag
Total Ratings: 76
Gardens are such magical and enchanting places, ever changing (even on a daily basis) and improving with every passing year.
I don't have a massive garden but a fair sized suburban London backyard space, which I have packed with plants and created many paths throughout the garden to give a sense of journey, mystery and an element of discovery.
I am normally drawn to architectural and foliage plants with interesting leaf colour and texture. But this year I was inspired by a documentary named "Bees, butterflies and blooms" by Sara Raven and have added lots of flowering plants especially the single flowers rich in pollen and nectar to attract a variety of pollinating insects. Now that the garden is in bloom, there is a buzz in my garden that I have never noticed before. The garden is now truly alive with the gentle hum and buzz of bees and hover flies and fluttering of butterflies from flower to flower. It has also helped attract all manner of beneficial critters which keep the lil beasties in check too. The garden just provides endless hours of enjoyment and relaxation.
Gardening can be a very solitary business but in fact your never really alone. All I can say is whoever has a garden and is involved in it is truly blessed. Where would I be without a garden to plant my dreams.